Grammy nominated Producer Tim Volpicella has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Russell Ferrante, Hafez Modirzadeh, Chuck Israels, and Duke Jethro. Nominated for a Grammy for his work on "Are We There Yet?", the 2011 release from The PapaHugs Band, Tim infuses originality and sophistication in both his playing and music production.
The painstaking effort behind the retuning serves an extra-musical agenda: ”to split open and decolonize/the sacred 88,” as Mr. Modirzadeh describes it in a poem printed on the album’s inside flap.
Top 10 of 2012
4 Stars – Modirzadeh has expanded his reach on his stunning Post-Chromodal Out!, Which uses a pair of extended suites that act as improvisatory vehicles unencumbered by intervals exclusive to any given tradition.
Volpicella appears on only two tracks, but it’s enough to make a big impression. His post-chromodal lines heard on “Interlude IV” are done with such unusual phrasings on his guitar, it would have been worth further investigation.