Andrea Balducci is a singer and interpreter who released his debut album “Bloom” on Schema Records in 2012 (cat. no. SC 459). His timbre resembles crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé. He’s been performing all over the world for years, and still is, acquiring experiences and shaping his voice around evergreen classics.
“Bloom” represented a great artistic challenge, an example of Schema’s research and production work: a selection of songs capable to enhance the best qualities of Andrea’s voice and involve him emotionally; a rich ensemble of tracks across several musical genres with the aim of showing off the interpretation.
The two songs included in this 7-inch, “Spooky” and “Hurt So Bad”, directly come from that record and are here played by an exceptional ensemble of musicians: from the Finnish Five Corner’s Quintet’s Timo Lassi, Jukka Eskola and Teppo Mäkynen, to famous Italian jazz players Gaetano Partipilo, Luca Mannutza, Pietro Ciancaglini, Alessandro Magnanini and Sandro de Bellis. Two perfect examples of what we just said, two immortal standards that have been modernized and rearranged in a smooth, refined, groovy soul key. This is music that speaks to the heart.