Original compositions that mix Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sounds. A journey through the odd times of oriental culture intertwined with fado, rebetiko, waltzes, contemporary jazz and prog-rock. “It sounds to me almost like a futuristic collaboration between David Lindley of Kaleidoscope and Victor Bailey of the late version of Weather Report. I like it! Very well played”. (Stein Urheim)
Radical Raptors is the debut album by a duo unique in its organic, electric bass and bouzouki, of Mediterranean fusion/world music. The duo presents original compositions mixing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sounds with jazz, progressive-rock and funk. Songs like Salamaleikum, Turkish Waltz and Abebe Bikila move between the odd rhythms of oriental cultures. Voice of the Eagle and Plettenberg Bay intertwine Portuguese fado and rebetiko while House for Sale, Saturday the 13th and Raptor Stomp have influences from contemporary jazz and prog-rock. The songs were recorded live without overdubs to preserve the freshness of live performances.
WILLIAM NICASTRO a multifaceted bassist, plays in several different projects like The Magnetics, Shandon, The TAAN Trio (Live at Easy Nuts, Felmay 2019), Amy Denio, Max Ferri Trio, Kabikoff, Mamud Band (Dynamite on Stage! Felmay 2016), Giovanni Venosta & Sonata Islands (Nippon Eldorado Kabarett Felmay 2015). In recent years he has played at some of the most important festivals in Europe such as: Sziget, Rock'n Coke, Antrospinos, Montreux Jazz Festival, Rock in opposition, I-Days, MTV Days.
ROBERTO ZANISI plays the bouzouki in different way from the traditional style. He collaborated with many musicians such as Stewart Copeland, Dom Um Romao, Sainkho Namtchylak, Giovanni Venosta, Amy Denio, Dave Fiuczynski, Martin Tetreault, Mauro Pagani, Carlo Actis Dato, Giovanni Falzone, Fabien Guyot, Stein Urheim, a.o.
RADICAL RAPTORS from Felmay Shop
Roberto Zanisi Bouzouki William Nicastro Electric Bass