Guitarist Luca Benedetti calls his latest album We’ll Get There. It’s a phrase rich with meaning and it speaks to Luca’s journey developing his distinct compositional style and voice as a guitarist.
We’ll Get There alchemizes gritty New Orleans second line grooves, tough Chicago-style electric blues, vintage R&B, Afrobeat, downtown NYC punk-jazz, vibey soundtrack music, and trad-jazz guitar into a distinct sonic gumbo. It’s a sonic world that conjures the influences of Allen Toussaint, Earl Hooker, Fela Kuti, James Booker, Grant Green, Danny Gatton, Ray Price, and Jeff Beck, among others. Tying together this vibrant palette of influences is Luca’s command of tones which spans juke-joint rawness, spanky tele twang, and satiny clarity. For the album, Luca is backed by iconic bassist Tony Scherr (Norah Jones, Bill Frisell, Jesse Harris) and venerated drummer Tony Mason (John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, Joan Osborne). Together, the trio explores nine original Luca compositions in addition to an epiphanic reimagining of the standard “Stompin’ At The Savoy.” The album mines the compositional voice Luca established on his 2010 debut, Ta Da…,showcasing his growth as an imaginative improviser and thoughtful accompanist.
released June 14, 2019
Luca Benedetti - Guitar
Tony Scherr - Bass
Tony Mason - Drums and Percussion
Produced by Luca Benedetti
Recorded by Michael Coleman @ Figure 8 Studios, Dec 3&4, 2018
Mixed by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at The Bunker Studio
Artwork by Katya Scarpulla
Original compositions by Luca Benedetti (BMI)
Stompin’ At The Savoy by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson (Copyright EMI Robbins Catalog Inc., Ragbag Music Publishing Corp. and Cherio Corporation o/b/o Rytvoc, Inc.)