(2009) MZ Music
Gustavo Assis Brasil (guitars) * Itaiguara Brandão (bass) * Milene Corso (vocals) * Brandi Disterheft (bass) * Dom Salvador (piano) * Oriente Lopez (piano, flutes) * Esperanza Spalding (bass) * Cidinho Teixeira (piano) * Rodrigo Ursaia (sax) * Mauricio Zottarelli (drums, percussion)
"7 Lives" is Mauricio's first solo album. This project explores Mauricio's versatility and musicality as well as showcasing him from many different angles: as drummer, composer, band leader and producer. The project seamlessly blends Brazilian jazz, Fusion and Jazz into one unique sound.
Mauricio leads a 5-star ensemble + guests on music that crosses over many of his favorite styles and influences. Most of the music is written/arranged by Mauricio, and some of the covers include an interesting twist on the song "Pinocchio" by Wayne Shorter, as well as original songs by the three pianists on the record: Oriente Lopez, Dom Salvador and Cidinho Teixeira.