Greg Ruggiero (g), Luisa Sobral (vcl), Gary Wang (b), Dan Reiser (d), Pete Rende (p, org), Jon De Lucia (fl), Christian Frederickson (cello)
Bar code: 8427328423977
01. My Little One (6:44)
02. Afternoons with Gramps (5:05)
03. Balance (5:14)
04. A Simple Gift (5:07)
05. Chorale (1:56)
06. A Christmas Wish (5:07)
07. Glowing (5:29)
08. Broken Trail (4:45)
09. A Christmas Wish [Reprise] (3:56)
Total time: 42:00 min. aprox.
All compositions, lyrics, and arrangements by Greg Ruggiero.
Greg Ruggiero (guitar), Luisa Sobral (vocals), Gary Wang (bass), Dan Reiser (drums), Pete Rende (piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ), Jon De Lucia (flute), and Christian Frederickson (cello).
Recorded on September 10, 2010 at Pete Rende's Studio.
Mixed & mastered by Pete Rende.
Produced by Nate Radley.
Excutive producer Jordi Pujol.
Greg Ruggiero has resided in Brooklyn, New York since 2004. In May 2007, Gregs debut record as a leader Balance was released on Fresh Sound New Talent.
As a side man, Greg has recorded on vocalist, Luisa Sobrals debut record, on Universal/Portugal records, saxophonist Logan Richardsons Ethos for Greg Osbys Inner Circle Records, two upcoming releases on Free Code Jazz Records, Drummer Nick Halleys Barnum Hill, Kokyus self titled release, bassist Gavin Fallows self titled debut, and several recently recorded albums still in production.
In 2010, Greg had a wonderful experience as the featured artist at the Canjazz Festival in Galicia, Spain; teaching a week of workshops, recording two records, and performing in concert. Ruggiero is on the New School University Applied Music teaching roster and in 2009 taught at the Academy of Creative Education in Los Angeles, California.
He was a 2004 guest artist and clinician at the Crossties Jazz Festival hosted by Delta State University in Greenville, Mississippi along with Mulgrew Miller. In 2005, Ruggiero was honored to take part in the Jazz of Enchantment radio program and educational series as one of the top 20 Jazz artists associated with his home state of New Mexico, including such artists as Frank Morgan, Bobby Shew and fellow colleagues Rob Wilkerson (Michael Buble) and Matt Brewer (Gonzalo Rubalcaba).
Greg has performed with Mark Turner, Nasheet Waits, Greg Osby, Matt Brewer, Logan Richardson, and many others, as well as leading his own trio and quartet. Of late, Greg has renewed his passion for the jazz standard repertoire. And has devoted much of his time to studying the earliest versions of these works, as well the classic vocal performances of artists such as Billy Holiday, Nat Cole, Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Out of this passion, Greg is about to release his latest record My little One, a collection of original music set to lyrics.