Albare and Phil Turcio Combine Forces to Become URBANITY
Urbanity has just returned from a successful tour of the USA, where the band played from coast to coast to the delight of their American fans. Their latest album “URBAN SOUL”, currently one of the most played on US Jazz and SmoothJazz Radio, has consistently been charting on the top 20 across the Jazz categories of Billboard since its launch in April this year.
About Urbanity: the collaboration between Albare and Phil Turcio started 27 years ago when Albert Dadon – aka Albare – was looking for a new pianist for his band. At the time Phil had just turned 18. Since their first encounter, Phil’s and Albare’s paths keep on intersecting.
Phil explains that he and Albare hear music in the same way, “Everything I throw at Albare comes back as if I would have played it myself.” Albare likes to describe Phil as his musical soul mate.
From beginning to end, listeners will hear the pair’s innate instincts, the perfect partnership, the gorgeous groove of two friends making music. “We love jazz beyond the traditional sense,” says Albare. “I think that Jazz of the 21st Century is all encompassing. There are no limits.”
That thought is evident as Albare and Phil Turcio come together as Urbanity.
Line up:Albareguitar, PhilTurciokeys, Gerry Pantazis on drums and Peter Mollica on bass.