Boston (Massachusetts), USA – Net Dot Music, Inc. announces the simultaneous
release of four new full-length CDs in the jazz/world fusion genres by bass
guitar and keyboard player Gino Foti.
Orbis Terrarum (14 tracks, 66:10) – Exploring the relationships
between diverse musical traditions and the dichotomy of rhythm and melody of the
bass guitar, this aural travelogue blends intricate ethnic rhythms, spacious
melodies, and flowing solos with the passion, intensity, romanticism, and
introspection usually associated with first-generation jazz-rock and world
fusion artists. netdotmusic.com/Orbis_Terrarum_info.htm.
Sphere Of Influence (14 tracks, 67:11) – Centered around the universal
“Union Of Opposites” concept, the compositions contain a dynamic balance of
rhythm, melody, and harmony by integrating ethnic sonorities into his jazz-rock
fusion palette. Merging diffractive musical arrangements with cohesive ensemble
playing, dense percussive layers with ethereal instrumental textures, this
release is imbued with both vibrancy and sensitivity, all spearheaded by his
bass guitars netdotmusic.com/Sphere_Of_Influence_info.htm.
Bhavachakra (22 tracks, 68:45) – Inspired by the Buddhist “Wheel Of
Life”, this collection of ambient soundscapes, acoustic and electric textures
with Asian and Indian influences, and synthesized exotic atmospheres is meant to
direct the listener through all the guideposts of transmigratory existence,
evoking myriad memories and emotions along the way
Vedic Mantras (10 tracks, 64:57) – Traditional Vedic chanting is
combined with modern instrumentation and elements of jazz, rock, and European
classical music in a variant of East-meets-West fusion. Featuring the Taittiriya
Upanishad, one of the most important writings of ancient Indian philosophy, the
arrangements were carefully constructed to retain the devotional mood and
integrity of the sacred texts while creating a multi-genre sonic palette
The releases will be made available worldwide to brick-and-mortar retailers
through Super D/Phantom Distribution – one of the largest one-stop distributors
in the USA; online venues including Amazon and CD Baby – the premier indie music
retailer; and through several digital delivery services, from Apple iTunes to
About Gino Foti:
Born in Messina, Sicily, Gino has been exposed to diverse types of music from
an early age, and has been a devotee of jazz fusion, progressive rock, and world
music since emigrating to the United States in the early seventies. A
self-taught player, he has supported several groups in the greater Boston area
over the years, and is currently also the bass guitarist for Electrum, an
instrumental rock power trio with two full-length releases to their credit.
His current compositions and arrangements feature the juxtaposition of
European classical elements and ethnic rhythms, while blending the finesse and
improvisation of jazz with the power and intensity of rock.