(2003) Dig Trio
Gustavo Assis Brasil (guitars) * David Pinto (bass) * Mauricio Zottarelli (drums, percussion)
Special Guest: Garo Saraydarian (trombone on #6 and #9)
With a style that organically blends Jazz to Rock to Funk, and Pop to Latin/Brazilian music, The Dig Trio has kept audiences astounded ever since their first performance in February/2000.
Brazilian natives Gustavo Assis Brasil (guitar) and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums) met with New-Yorker David Pinto (bass) at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where they were all studying at the time. The group rapidly developed into a cohesive and impressive power trio, mixing influences coming from several different musical styles to their masterfully written melodies and harmonies, all combined into a deep and profound groove. The result? Something simultaneously modern, unique, and sophisticated.
The group’s album, “Dig Trio”, was released in 2003, and reflects both the group’s versatility and musicality. The CD features twelve original compositions, showcasing the trio at its best. The album features guest artist Garo Saraydarian on two tracks.
Some press quotes for "Dig Trio":
"Feast your ears! The Dig Trio offers up a truly special blend of jazz rock fusion music. Their musical explorations into funk, samba, and swing, to name a few, show a deep respect for their musical roots while pushing the envelope full speed ahead in a modern direction. These are three superb musicians worth checking out!"
Rod Morgenstein, legendary drummer
Great CD! Strong grooves, beautiful compositions, and masterful improvisations fusing a wide range of elements including Rock, Funk, Latin, and Contemporary Jazz. A must for those interested in progressive and lyrical instrumental music. An impressive display of power and versatility from three very talented musicians."
Brett Willmott, guitarist/instructor, Berklee College of Music
"Mauricio Zottarelli is a machine! I was very impressed with this album. This CD has a great mix of tunes from Fusion to Brazilian to Latin to tasty brush playing. The sound recording was also very nicely produced. Very Cool CD! Keep your eyes on Mauricio." Drum PRO Magazine
2| HEARTS AND MINDS
3| NEXT WEEK - FOR CRISTIANE
4| ONE DAY AT A TIME
5| JUST B
7| GLOVE LOSER
8| BAIÃO DO ADEUS
9| NO MORE ILLUSIONS
10| COLLECT CALL
12| TOKA GANG
Produced by Cesar Santos and Dig Trio
Live tracks recorded by Joe Clapp at Solstice Studios, Stoughton, MA
Additional recording, mixing and mastering by Cesar Santos
CD/Trio Photos by: Sergio de Assis Brasil, Daniela Traldi, Karine Rossi Santos
CD Art and Design: Daniel Corso & Saulo Cecagno
Paintings by Anamaria de Assis Brasil