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While we hope and dream

by Francesco Lo Castro

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While We Hope and Dream is the stunning new release from Lo Castro , Depaolis and DeFade. This
inviting collection of lyrically thoughtful compositions offers a crystalline acoustic quality that transports
the listener. From romantic and reflective to spirited and inventive, ‘While We Hope and Dream’ is an
emotional and provocative musical escape.
While We Hope and Dream is the result of a collaborative effort by the accomplished trio of Lo Castro,
Depaolis, and DeFade. The fluidly lyrical guitar work of London based recording artist Francesco Lo
Castro is artfully woven into each composition and provides the harmonic underpinnings for the melodic
motifs of the project. Veteran wind player Eric DeFade, who has dozens of recordings to his credit
including two Grammy award winning albums with jazz legend Nancy Wilson playfully interprets the
themes of the music and provides creative improvisations. The interaction between Lo Castro and DeFade
is supported and enhanced by the seasoned musicianship of bassist Tony DePaolis who is becoming
widely known in the U S for his versatility and compositional skill.
The group met while on tour with international singing sensation Patrizio Buanne and soon realized that
while they came from much different backgrounds they had a great deal in common in terms of musical
philosophy. The three share a dedication to conceptualizing melodic statements in their compositions in a
way that attempts to communicate with the audience rather than relying on technical feats and excessive
sound effects.


released December 28, 2012

Eric DeFade : Sax and Flute
Francesco Lo Castro : Guitar
Tony DePaolis : Double Bass

Recorded in Pittsburgh PA June 2012
by : Jim Barr at George Heid Studios

Mixing and Mastering : Francesco Lo Castro
Cover Photo : Francesco Lo Castro
Design : Bruno Bacci


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Francesco Lo Castro London, UK

Francesco Lo Castro’s compositions suggest an intriguing combination of melodic Italian sense, sound-scapes and grooves fused with jazz harmony and improvisation. As he points out “I like when music feels like a soundtrack but I also love improvisation both sonic wise and from a musical point of view, hence I try and combine these different elements in many different ways”. ... more

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