Title: Out From The Center
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: American Showplace Music
Genre: Blues, Blues Jazz, Boogie
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 60:16
Total Size: 143 MB
1. Don’t Feel So Good Today (3:33)
2. Schnapps Man (5:33)
3. The Struggle Inside (7:35)
4. Blues From High Point Mountain (6:29)
5. Out From The Center (8:30)
6. All Torn Up (5:21)
7. Bessie’s Bounce (4:26)
8. Dis-Funkshunal (5:00)
9. Another Show (5:12)
10. Think Fast (4:00)
11. You Got It (4:33)
Out From the Center will be released September 16, 2016. The new CD from legendary keyboardist and four time Blues Music Award Nominee Bruce Katz also features the exciting and brilliant guitarist and vocalist Chris Vitarello. Chris has been performing with the Bruce Katz Band for ten years, but really steps into the limelight on this album, singing and writing tunes, along with Katz. In fact, this album is a true complete band effort, with longtime drummer Ralph Rosen also contributing tunes to the CD, alongside the bandleader, Bruce Katz.
Out From the Center is both eclectic and accessible, incorporating emotional blues rooted music as well as traveling the wide world of blues , as Katz calls it. This means the band touches down on jam tunes, traditional piano blues and Boogie Woogie and Hammond B3 powered soul jazz as well.
The album consists of eleven original tunes, and continues the band’s tradition of combining virtuosic playing, raw emotion and a truly original sound, one that is coming from the soul of the Blues tradition while simultaneously growing that tradition. This is exciting, vital music from a band in its creative prime.