Sat July 22, 2023

Robert Castelli's Vienna Wambo feat. Fagner Wesley / Christopher Pawluk & Jojo Lackner (USA/BRA/A)

Robert Castelli: drums
Fagner Wesley: keyboards, piano
Christopher Pawluk: guitar
Jojo Lackner: bass

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"Party at One World Plaza" represents Castelli’s most satisfying album thus far. After seeing this band live earlier this month, I can honestly say, "Prepare to be spellbound! (Parliamentary Jazz Award winning Journalist Ian Mann-England)

You feel carried away into the world of Afro-Cuban music, West African rhythms, jazz rock of the 70s and 80s with rhythm par excellence. It is your own fault if you do not move with such a rhythmic design! (Ferdinand Dupius-Panther, Jazz Halo- Belgium)

There's a joyful energy here. This CD presents Jazz as an ever evolving art form, in its cultural references. A great canvas for a quartet that pulls all its talent & power. It's a really enjoyable album. (Gary Haywood-Everett, Hot Biscuits Radio, England)

As a drummer, Castelli is dominant while ironically not appearing to dominate the tunes. His drumming fades in and out, and when he comes out from the shadows, you realize you’re listening to a guy who is in the same league as Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, and Art Blakey. (George R Glasser, Jazz Syndicate, England)

The opening and the closing tracks on this album point to greatness—a vision of the future of jazz. Soulful, provocative forums for improvisation that exceed the usual standards fare. (T Bruce Wittet, drummer, music industry journalist and copywriter-Canada)