There is something special about musical projects that happen by accident. In an album that began as a “labor of love” to “make good music and create memorable moments” the Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio found much more. They describe their coming together in 2016 as serendipitous. Upon listening you get the sense that it has been much longer. That impression comes from the extreme chemistry you feel in each song. It feels like a natural and organic flow which is ideal from a Jazz/funk/soul trio.
Much of this chemistry comes from the incredible experience and musicianship of each member of the trio. Rose Ann Dimalanta who was once a member of Prince’s band and toured with him. As well as success performing under the name “Rad” releasing 8 solo albums and touring all over. Raymond McKinley who plays bass has played in and toured with huge names in his own right including Patti Labelle, Tower of Power, and George Duke. Last but not least is Massimo Buananno who is one of the most sought after drummers in Europe. The three come together for a beautiful blend.
‘It’s Time’ is an easy listen and you will find yourself losing track of time as you do. Because of the organic nature and chemistry among the trio it almost feels as you listening to three friends in a jam session. The music is smooth and fresh. You can hear things like piano solos, rhythmic drum patterns, synthesized background with violins, and of course the vocals of Rose Ann.
The Rose Ann Dimalanta Trio have released an album Jazz lovers have been waiting to hear. The flow of the music they create comes across as artfully effortless in the way it’s formed. If you love Jazz you will naturally gravitate towards this album, and fall in love with each track. The beauty of the album is really impressive for their debut album. Give it a listen.