The Rose Vortex - Free Express-O Machine

A new, exciting, raw, done-in-one-day band project called The Rose Vortex organically brought Warren together with legendary sax tour-de-force  Azar Lawrence (McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis) and Warren’s former bandmate from the ’79 Zappa ‘Human Jukebox Tour,’ keyboard genius Tommy Mars. They all hooked up accidentally on the same street, hence the Rose as in Avenue.

Influences range from Miles to Coltrane to Zappa & beyond. Warren calls it “jazz-ish.”

The usual suspects from Playing in Tongues & n’liten up are of course part of the lineup. Joe Travers on drums, Alex Allessandroni on piano, and Doug Lunn on bass. Sound like a dream line up? Check out some of the Rose Vortex sessions on our Video page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel. Free Express-O Machine is their debut release.

released July 4, 2016

The Rose Vortex is:
Warren Cuccurullo – guitars, vocals, piano, percussion
Azar Lawrence – tenor & soprano sax
Tommy Mars – electric piano, organ, synth
Alex Alessandroni – piano, synth
Doug Lunn – bass
Joe Travers – drums
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
Michael Hunter – trumpet
Rachel Sierra – vocals
Mayuto Correa – percussion

and Savanah Blessing Mandel, Brigitte & Racine – vocals (‘Don’t Blame It On Me’)

track 1 written by Cuccurullo, Lawrence, Mariano, Alessandroni, Lunn, Travers, Jackson
track 2 written by Cuccurullo
track 3 written by Cuccurullo/Lawrence
track 4 written by Cuccurullo/Lawrence
track 5 written by Cuccurullo
track 6 written by Cuccurullo, Lawrence, Mariano, Alessandroni, Lunn, Travers, Jackson
track 7 written by Cuccurullo/Lawrence
track 8 written by Cuccurullo, Lawrence, Alessandroni, Lunn, Travers, Jackson

all titles copyright © 2016 Private Parts Music/ASCAP administered by SONGS music publishing

basics recorded at Paramount Studios Hollywood September 12, 2013 by Karyadi Sutedja
overdubs recorded by Eric Corson.
tracks. 1, 2, 5, 6, & 8 mixed by Eric Corson/Warren Cuccurullo
tracks 3, 4, 7 mixed by Anthony Resta & Karyadi Sutedja/Bopnique Productions
mastered by Dave Collins

hand made keyboard textures tracks 4 & 7 by Anthony Resta

art direction/cover concept Warren Cuccurullo
art Denise George

thanks to Paul Allen and everyone at Experience Music Project Seattle, WA, Jean Renard, Michael Mandel, Kylo & Dutch Rall.
management; Jean Renard

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