Sunday 16 May 2021

Blue-in-Green:PODCAST #87: Rico Garofalo of Lasperanza

Welcome to Episode #87 of the Blue-in-Green:PODCAST which sees Imran secure time with saxophonist, musician and producer, Rico Garofalo of Lasperanza.

With his debut record, 'Seeds', released on the revered Dome Records back in 2019, our conversation looks back at the album two years later along with the recently released footage of the album's accompanying performance from The Hideaway in the summer of that year. 'Seeds' serves as a genuine treasure from Dome's hallowed catalogue and along with the footage of The Hideaway performance, the album finds itself further bolstered this year by the revisiting of Gwen Guthrie's 'It Should Have Been You'. Featuring a great vocal from Izzy Chase, Garofalo updates the rousing soul number from 'Seeds' presenting the track through an entirely different aesthetic - boasting a tinge of Roy Ayers and a tinge of 70s-style jazz-funk, the aptly-entitled Sunrise Mix provides a worthy extension for the incredible ground work established by 'Seeds'.

Footage from Lasperanza's Hideaway performance can be viewed here:

A real pleasure to be able to feature Rico as part of this podcast series for an episode we're very proud of and are sure you'll enjoy!

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