Acoustimania was released November 14, 2013
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Don Randi + John DePatie's Acoustimania
Don Randi has played keyboards on numerous recordings both as a sideman to the stars and on his own jazz recordings as a leader. He was part of the the famed "Wall Of Sound" of Phil Spector, played or recorded with The Beach Boys, Jackson 5, Linda Ronstadt, Simon & Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Cannonball Adderley, and many others, and is still keyboardist/music director for Nancy Sinatra. He has released over 20 albums as a solo artist and with his group Quest and performed on/arranged "Rubber Soul Jazz", probably the first instrumental jazz album of Beatles songs.
John DePatie met Don Randi on his audition for Nancy Sinatra's band and the two did numerous live performances and several studio recordings with her. Soon after DePatie began playing with Randi's group Quest. His other work includes recordings with San Diego singer/songwriter Will Faeber/Cathouse Thursday, live performances with Leif Garrett and live and studio work with Washington DC based artist Kim Cameron, as well as several jazz and fusion recordings as a leader.
This recording is an all acoustic collection of 12 original compositions all co-written by Randi/DePatie and performed on a Boesendorfer piano and a nylon-string guitar. Though latin and jazz elements are present on many of the songs the two bring their experience with other idioms to the mix throughout. “It's one of the best albums I've recorded,” says Randi, “but most of all, performing these songs live is a magical journey for the audience and the musicians. Have tux, will travel!”