MP3 Zodia - Unconditional Harmony
This CD features a collection of powerful vocals falling into a variety of styles ~ From smooth jazz to pop to R&B, latin and world.
14 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, WORLD: World Fusion
ZODIA is a dynamic mother-daughter team! They have been performing and writing music together for many years. Their musicianship is outstanding and their approach to vocals is definitely not "shy!" They are without a doubt a new INDE music force to be reckoned with.
THEIR NAME: ZODIA (pronounced ZŌ*DĪA′) represents the creators of this work and is a combination of their own names, Zoey and Diana. Their new CD entitled, "Unconditional Harmony" reflects the mission of the artists and their desire for world unity and peace. The day of the release of this CD was a long time in coming. In actuality, it represents the culmination of a 25 year vision. Consequently, ZODIA is definitely not an "over-night" success story. ZODIA has worked long and hard to perfect their craft and have overcome many challenges, including cancer, to reach their goal. Combined, both artists have many years experience, performing, writing, and recording. However, this project will be their first commercial splash in an international market. Both Zoey and Diana are passionate about every song you hear on this recording and hope that you enjoy the music as much as they do.
THE MUSIC: Zodia''s music is best described as multi-genre, as it covers a wide span of styles and influences. Some cuts could be categorized as smooth jazz, some as Latin jazz, some are pop, some are R&B flavored and some have a hint of world mixed in. All the selections on the CD are powerfully vocal centered. Although their music crosses genres, the cohesive factor is Zoey and Diana''s signature vocal sound together. As composers, their approach differs, but their vocals provide the glue throughout this project. Their CD is a collection of all original songs written by Zoey and Dee over the past twenty years. All the music was arranged and produced by Zodia and is being released through their own publishing company and record label, Rings True Records.
THE MUSICIANS: Both Zoey and Diana are seasoned professionals. Zoey covers the keyboards, electric and acoustic guitar, percussion and vocals. Diana (Dee) covers the drums, percussion, acoustic and electric guitar and vocals as well. Note worthy guests include Bobby Jones of the Bobby Jones Trio, who toured with Sammy Davis Jr. and who also works with the legendary former leader of the Tonight Show Band, Doc Severinson. He is the featured guest keyboardist. Well known recording artist Jeff Jarvis who has done outstanding work with the likes of Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), appears on trumpet and flugelhorn on several cuts and also provides horn arrangements. Bobby Militello, who is currently touring with Dave Brubeck, is the featured saxophonist on two songs as well as flute on another. Bassist Jimmy Kurzdorfer, formerly of Spyro Gyra, is also featured, as well as vocalist and recording artist Colleen Williams who is guest lead vocalist on one ballad. Additionally note worthy is Zodia''s project consulting producer and highly respected audio engineer Larry Swist, who compiled and mastered the entire CD at his own facility, Evenfall Acoustics in Grand Island, New York. Larry mixed 13 of the 14 songs on the project and has been working with Zodia for the past four years. They have developed a great working relationship together. Some of Larry''s past credits include work with: Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Dizzy Gillespie, The Everly Brothers, Harry Chapin, Ike and Tina Turner, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea, Richard Stoltzman, Weather Report, Doc Severinsen, Judy Collins, Dion Warwick, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd, Jimmy Messina, David Clayton Thomas, Roger Glover, Marcus Miller, George Duke and more.
THE COVER DESIGN: Award winning artist John Reiss of JRA Interactive, Inc. based in Newport Beach, CA created the artwork for Zodia''s CD and premiere Western New York photographer Jim Bush provided photography for the booklet. John describes his cover art in his own words: "This painting incorporates the four elements: earth, air, fire and water in its color palette. This reflects the organic nature of the music and how it evolved and took shape naturally. The symbols depict an Indian moccasin, a tribal sun totem and a good luck horseshoe. These symbolize that whether one follows western or eastern religion or Indian spirituality, there are dreams and wishes common to us all. This cover speaks to balance, harmony, hope and a shared world vision." JR
A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTS: "We believe in the miracle of music and it''s power to bring all people together! If our music takes you away from your troubles momentarily and gives you some peace of mind, then we did our job. May Unconditional Harmony fill your world!" :)