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Bohemian Fusion
  • Artist: Nick Rossos
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 837101362986
  • Item #: SRD136298
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Bohemian Fusion on CD

Nick Rossos: doctor by day, composer by night. He began keyboard lessons in the early 1990s and soon wrote and recorded his first CD, Listen to my Music, a disk of relaxation new age music. In the late 1990s, Nick teamed up with Grammy nominated writer and producer Tom Marolda to record his second CD, Cathexis. Unlike the first CD, on which Nick was the only performer, this second release featured many other talented musicians, including cabaret singer Velma Anstadt, vibraphone player Robin Giese, floutist Susanna Ngao, and his own daughters Rachel Rossos and Alexandra Rossos. This is the third CD of Nick Rossos and it is a delicious blend of his previous styles of music. Be sure to buy your copy today! ---------- Hi everyone. I was a regular attendee of Bill Graham's Fillmore East in Manhattan in the late 60's. Bill would introduce us to new styles of music. I would go see Blood, Sweat, and Tears and then be introduced to the first New York appearance of the Allman Brothers Band. I would go see Neil Young and then be mesmerized by Miles Davis. You get the idea. My third CD, Bohemian Fusion, is an experimental journey of different styles of music and the fusion of these styles. It is highly unconventional. The first song, I Love You, is a rock-jazz song featuring Susanna Ngao. She is a classical flute player from Hong Kong and sings "I love you" in Mandarin Chinese. She then takes us on a journey with the flute that Jethro Tull would be proud of. Her flute produces sounds like Ian Anderson, Herbie Mann, Bach, Chinese, Miles Davis, and sounds I can't describe. This rock-jazz song is a mystical experience. Guitar Talk is a concept I had of rock guitars talking to each other. Grammy nominee Tom Marolda's expertise made my vision come alive. We had fun putting that one together. Dear Mother is a beautiful folk-rock song by my daughter, Rachel Rossos. She has recorded her own CD and often plays in New York City and San Francisco. Bordentown Christmas is a holiday song I wrote ten years ago for the elementary school children at the Clara Barton School in Bordentown, NJ. A Happy Song and Let's Dance/Greek Blues are my grandfather, Paul Kounios' songs. I recorded them live in the attic by a reel-to-reel tape in 1960. He played in a Greek band and his musical instrument was called the Greek Sandouri. I marveled watching him play his old Greek songs. Greek Fusion is a song I wrote blending the melody of A Happy Song into another new melody. Tom Marolda adds a tarantella-like style guitar. Dear Nick is Terry Hart's jazz version of a song from my previous CDs. The second Dear Nick is a beautiful orchestration by Frank King and piano by Jonathan King. I love the violins and the complexity. The meditation songs (10-14) are the remainder of the CD. I play the keyboard and Tom the guitar. These are "unplugged"; pure versions of my previous songs, plus a new song I am working on, titled Forever. You should be relaxed and sleep well after hearing these songs. I would appreciate feedback comments on any of these songs on the CDBaby site. Enjoy, Nick. -------- Cover Art by David Schluss - copyright Smart Publishing, Inc. Please note error in spelling: Tom Marolda's name was misspelled as 'Morolda' in the printing of Bohemian Fusion.