CDs by Joe Bozzi
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Trumpet Italiano CDNice Vibes And  A Trumpet CD If You Could See Me Now CD
 

Joe's two earlier CDs, "Nice Vibes And A Trumpet" and "Trumpet Italiano" can be purchased at Webster Groves Records and Euclid Records in Webster Groves, at Borders Bookstores in Ballwin and Brentwood, and at Vintage Vinyl on Delmar and in Granite City.

His most recent CD, "If You Could See Me Now", can be purchased at any of his appearances.  And, if you don't have them yet, he just may have a copy or two of the earlier CDs that you may also buy.

 

Working with local songwriter Frank Daniels in the late 1960's, Joe made a demo that won him a contract with Decca Records in Hollywood.  Dubbing him "The Italian Herb Alpert," Decca Records boosted Bozzi's reputation here and throughout the country.  Locally, he was a favorite on the old Charlotte Peters TV show and Jack Carney's radio program on KMOX.   This 1967 album, "Trumpet Italiano", was made into a CD in 2006 and released in digital form.

Joe gathered some of the finest musicians in St. Louis to make a CD, "Nice Vibes And A Trumpet".   Tom Kennedy on bass, Mike Carosello on piano, Jerry Greene on saxophone and flute, and Miles Vandiver on drums combine with Joe's virtuosity on his beloved vibes and trumpet to create this long overdue CD.  The CD features 'Jimmy's Bossa Nova', written by Joe's former piano player Jimmy Williams, which was previously unrecorded.  The CD includes two "bonus tracks", 'Invitation', from Joe's 1977 vinyl, 'Joe Bozzi Quintet On Stage', and 'Jordu', which was a favorite at the Playboy Club during Joe's tenure there.

Joe's newest CD, "If You Could See Me Now" features the same group of top musicians as his "Nice Vibes And A Trumpet", plus Gary Presley on guitar, and a vocal by Sara Greene on "At Last".  The noted St. Louis Jazz afficiando, Ross Gentile of radio station KZQZ - 1430 AM, furnished the great liner notes, relating a brief history of each track.