ROSES ARE NOT FLOWERS collection V - Melody Castellari

In the fifth collection of Roses Are Not Flowers, Melody Castellari presents the young singer Arianna Chiara De Piccoli who, winning the 1st prize "Germano Varesi" at Valtidone International Music competition, marks the important collaboration with the independent record label Level49.
The album contains songs selected by Melody Castellari from Level49's record catalog plus two new exciting and evocative songs in gospel style.
Melody sings the songs Fed Up and Deeper than Blue, she produces Arianna Chiara's vocals in studio for the songs No Doubt About, Come back home, Together Alive and sings with her the gospel songs Be Free and Say a Prayer.
The album also contains the instrumental tracks (no lead vocals) of each song.
The composers of the songs contained in this album are: Melody Castellari, Alessandro Bertozzi, Giorgio Tosi, David Stockdale and Antonello Saviozzi.
The gospel song Be Free is composed by Giorgio Tosi, playwright and composer.
The arrangement and musical performance of Deeper than blue is by Maestro Max Repetti.
No Doubt About is the song chosen for the video recording of Arianna Chiara De Piccoli. Composed by the saxophonist Alessandro Bertozzi and David Stockdale for Paola Folli, on the occasion of the recording of the album "Talk'in Back" of 2003, she was selected by Melody Castellari for Roses are not Flowers Collection V in Anna Chiara's interpretation. The video clip direction is by Roberto Dassoni. The album is digitally distributed by Artist First (Milan) and the historical store Alphaville (Piacenza)

“INTO THE STRINGS” by Alessandro Bertozzi

The Italian saxophonist releases his sixth album issued with Level49 label. A journey that leads us to discover the artist’s jazz and classical sounds - both blues and electro-acoustic - through his new musical compositions, as well as some favourite pieces of music arranged for his contralto sax and a string orchestra.
A selection of 10 pieces realised in collaboration with Maestro Stefano Zavattoni’s string orchestra, with Archimia Quartet (Serafino Tedesi violin, Paolo Costanzo violin, Matteo del Soldà viola, Andrea Anzalone cello) alongside with musicians Andrea Carpena on guitar, Lorenzo Poli and Max Laganà on bass, Giovanni Giorgi and Enrico Santangelo on drums.
Prior to “Into The strings”, Alessandro Bertozzi made 5 albums: Big City Dreamers (1998) – Talkin' back (2003) – Crystals (2010) - Contralto (2014) – Funky Party (2017) and the Step By Step compilation ( 2009).
The video clips are directed by Davide Legni. They are available on YouTube while the pieces can be downloaded from all digital platforms by Artist First.

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Jean Diarra, together with the artistic producer Alessandro Bertozzi, composes and records the songs that anticipate the next tour and complete the lineup of live shows. The lyrics in Wolof, French and English languages join the sound and the groove that makes EtnOrchestra so special. Jean’s voice is strong and engaging and, together with the music, the artist tells the stories of the African people contaminated by the influence of other ethnic groups. Dominant are Jean’s thoughts about peace, love, respect for nature and for every living being. Songs and sounds that transmit evocative and serene emotions, desire to live and dance to the rhythm of the tam tam and the djembe. The video clips, In My Dream, Real Destination and Azizè are directed by the video maker Roberto Dassoni and available on Youtube. Digital distribution by Artist First-Milan. Level49 supports the PLANETE ZERO SENEGAL project, the association founded in 2012 in London by Jean Diarra.

EtnOrchestra Samples – Jean Diarra

The label Level49 and Jean Diarra provide musicians and DJs with samples from the songs published in Wolof Movement and Real Destination. Jean's voice is strong, engaging and unmistakable as well as Alessandro Bertozzi's saxophone sound.
Level49 and its Artists support PLANETE ZERO SENEGAL, devolving the full income from EtnOrchestra’s music sales to the association’s initiatives.
Digital distribution by Artist First – Milan Italy.


Jean Diarra, lead voice of EtnOrchestra, restyles and collects some of the songs performed during the many European live performances between 2006 and 2011 adding lyrics in Wolof language but keeping the original groove and sound of the band.
EtnOrchestra, critic and audience awarded in prestigious international performances (POOKOMM-Germany, WOMEX-Netherlands&Spain, MERCAT de MUSIC VIVE-Spain, MEDIMEX and MEI-Italy, WMC MIAMI-Florida-US, MUSIC NET-Switzerland) supports PLANETE ZERO SENEGAL, the cultural organization founded by Jean Diarra in 2012. “In my dream”, the first track of the new album has been used as the musical background for Jean’s video-interview where he explains the purpose and the goals of the project.
Some remixes with his one-of-a-kind voice and the music have been recorded like ININNA TORA (Nick Corline), ANANAWE (Stylus Robb), THORA THORA (Tom Wax e StroBe), TORA (Kura), TORA TORA (Asco), TRIBAL SAMBA (Andrea Bertolini). Together with the album, samples from the more representative songs will be published, to provide material to artists who want to create new remixes.
The incomes coming from both publishing and live performances will be donated to Planete Zero Senegal projects.

Roses are not flowers - collection IV - Melody Castellari

This collection contains brand new songs and other chosen form Level 49’s catalogue, played by professional artists and young talents.  Melody Castellari made a remake of the songs “Metterò le ali” and “Oltre”, written by Giovanni Baiardi.  She is also the singing teacher of young Nicole Cebrero at the school Artemusica and guided her through the recording session of “Donna a metà”, written by Alessandro Bertozzi.  Simona Barletta is the winner of the Mia Martini Award in 2016 and is the singer and producer of the songs “L’Oro nei lividi” and “Imparo a volare”.  Giorgia Romanelli is the winner of the National music contest “Germano Varesi 2017”, hers the vocals on “Inverso” of which the video is already online.  Sara Fornito, leader of the band Diva Scarlet, presents some of the songs that signed the debut of the band with Level 49. In that year, 2009, they played on the prestigious stage of “Primo Maggio” in Rome.  A collection of inspired songs and catchy rhythm that entice the listener to the singing .  At the bottom of the lineup you’ll find the Karaoke Versions ready to use. 

Suite Irlandes – The Clover

SUITE IRLANDES is the collection of songs that make up the musical repertoire of THE CLOVER, which since 1999 offer music from the popular tradition of the Celtic areas (Ireland, Scotland and Brittany), songs from the Piacenza and Lombard tradition, as well as songs of original composition.
The group is present at various festivals and events among them, in 2003, the XXIII Festival of the Piacentina Song in which the Clover won with Cantarana the awards for "Best Text" and "Best Song".

THE CLOVER by 2015 is made up of:
Luca Sidoli - voice, guitar, tin whistle
Luca Zaninoni – voice , bodhrán, percussioni
Marina Chiucchiuini e Chiara Ferrari- choirs
Marcello Gamba - accordion, concertina, low whistle,
Alessandro Perotti - guitar, mandolin, bass, bouzouki,
Nicolò Fornari-violin

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La Collina - Marco Rancati.

Transformation and rebirth distinguish this EP by Marco Rancati. In collaboration with musician David Corradi, he wrote four songs, all different one from the other for musical genre and sounds.

Ranging from Arabian nuances to Spanish-rock, 70s funk, electronic and reggae sonorities, they reveal all the versatility and professionalism of the authors, who aimed to convey their passion for music through the distinctive voice of Marco.

Arrangements, production, recording and mastering are by Davide Corradi, who took also care of all the bass and guitar parts, as well as of drums and percussions.Other contributors to the EP were: Jaime Dolce, Mirko Baistrocchi, Renzo Rossi, Beppe Cantarelli.

The song La Collina dell’Albero Nero officially titles the videoclip, realized by Warinhari and published on Youtube also in the latin-american version. The Spanish lyrics of La Colina del Arbol Negro were translated by Mimmo Politanò.

The album is part of the Level49 catalogue, and is distributed in all digital platforms. iTunes / Apple Music Google Play

Funky Party - Alessandro Bertozzi.

Under the sign of funk Alessandro, duets on Party Tonight with the American rapper Joshua West aka Dr.West . He publish in E.P. two new instrumental compositions and remix of Dirty Windshield in collaboration with musicians of great music such as Alfredo Golino (drums), Lorenzo Poli (bass), Andrea Carpena (guitars), Alberto Gurrisi (hammond), Pancho Ragonese (keyboards), Alberto Venturini (percussion), Alessandro Fava (choir), Davide Ghidoni (trumpet), Carlo Napolitano (trombone). Registration for Elfo studio Tavenago Piacenza by Alberto Callegari and mixed Lorenzo Cazzaniga. Digital distribution Artist First ,social platforms download ,You tube.
The catchy melodies interpreted with passion and intensity with his alto sax show in Alexander, an exceptionally talented musician, creative, imaginative and capable of a multitude of artistic nuances.

Elios in panne.

Elios, alias Elia Cassinelli is a young bricklayer of the province of Piacenza, who writes and produces his songs . He tells in Elios in Panne his debut album, the experiences that have profoundly marked in its first 28 years become the outburst to a company that does not like and he would like with his words could change for the better.

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Roses are not Flowers III.

This collection is artistically produced by Melody Castellari featuring two new songs Celebration and Lovers. On the album also Simona Barletta, Martina Zoppi and Marguerite presenting their musical productions in English. The musical arrangement and the piano accompaniment of songs Deeper Than Blue, It's Sunshine, What Happened To Me and Morning Dew are by M° Max Repetti. A collection of atmospheric songs and catchy rhythm.

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Alessandro Bertozzi: Live in Cortemaggiore 5.7.2016

A debut concert as part of SUMMERTIME IN JAZZ 2016 new project by Alessandro Bertozzi. Into the Strings. Flanked by the artist; Archimia quartet (Tedesi Serafino violin, Paul Costanzo violin, the viola Soldà Matteo, Andrea Anzalone cello) Lorenzo Poli bass, Andrea Carpena guitars, keyboards Nicolo Fragile, Giacinto Mallorca drums. The tour anticipate the publication on the album.

Saxophonist in concert offers an original selection of atmospheric songs, gender and different periods, all dedicated, as he, himself, Bertozzi "to those who love instrumental music and the saxophone". They range from his early successes, Big City Dreamer, Crystals, Talkin'back, unreleased songs from Blues for stings, High Voltage and Slow No. 5. Completing the lineup reinterpretations of the unforgettable The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand) Sweet Child o 'Mine (Guns N Roses) and Is not She lovely (Stevie Wonder). A dynamic spectacle and engaging about 80 minutes. The live video can be seen on you tube channels.

Marguerite: Stolen Wings

Marguerite is an English singer-songwriter who is back in Italy where she has her origins. She sang in New York, London, Israel, Isle of Wight, in Lourdes in France on Radio London and in AIR STUDIOS member of Chryselis and Air groups of companies for Sir George Martin. In 2003, she released an album of his "Walk With Me" songs, of which all proceeds were donated to Charity.

STOLEN WINGS is Marguerite 's new Album made in Italy at Elfo Studios and London Studios ( UK)

Musicians, Max Repetti, Renato Podestà, Giovanni Guerretti, Alex Carreri, Omar Dodaro, Stefano Bertolotti, Fabrizio De Facqz, Jordy Tagliaferri, Carlo Pisani, Nereo Villa, Paolo Codognola, Rowan ODuffey, Marty Strings Quartett. Sound engineer responsable for the recording is Alberto Callegari.

The album is in digital download and You Tube

Notte di Musica: the show on DVD

The acclaimed show, that featured one hundred artists from Piacenza to the Politeama Theatre, received SIAE's patronage for its particular and highly cultural nature.

Young students, dancers and musicians, alongside professionals, came together to support "Authors' Rights".

Everyone, passionately, lined up to support the strong message launched by the organisers: "Without artists, authors, and their work, there wouldn't be excitement, beauty, and passion brought by art. Supporting shows like this, ensures a future for art in your city."

An hour of fun and harmony; after the cartoon that opened the show, a succession of stunning performances presented by Andrea Dossena and Melody Castellari:
Marco Rancati, Alessandro Bertozzi, Amedeo Morretta, Placentia Gospel Choir, Roberto Barocelli, Umberto Dadà, Mikeless and Morrywood, Alberto Zucconi, Misfatto, Clover, P.O.Box Tribute, Artemusica (directed by MaxRepetti) and Artemusica DanceLab (directed by Simona Gnarini).

Notte di Musica: CD collection

The acclaimed show, that featured one hundred artists from Piacenza to the Politeama Theatre, received SIAE's patronage for its particular and highly cultural nature.

Young students, dancers and musicians, alongside professionals, came together to support "Authors’ Rights". Everyone, passionately, lined up to support the strong message launched by the organisers:

"Without artists, authors, and their work, there wouldn't be excitement, beauty, and passion brought by art. Supporting shows like this, ensures a future for art in your city."

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Max Repetti: Pictures of Life

Massimiliano Repetti was born in Piacenza on 28 June 1970. He graduated at Conservatory Giuseppe Nicolini in Piacenza with a degree in piano in the class of M. Midori Kasahara.
He is arranger and pianist for English singer Greg Lake, leader of King Krimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer and pianist for Peter Hamill, the founding member and lead singer of Van der Graaf Generator.

“Picture of life is a fresco of my life.
Each piece of music represents experiences, people,
colours, desperation, hope, towns, and silences.
It is an itinerant novel travelling from New York to Paris,
from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, and to my native countryside.
Distances that can be filled by the notes that change dissonances into consonances,
haunt the silence and freeze a seemingly impossible equilibrium.
This is my life, and this is who I am.”

The tour taken from the record of the same name includes concerts lasting approx. 80 minutes and featuring musical compositions by Max Repetti as well as interna-tional classic songs interpreted by singer Melody Castellari.

Mikeless: Il maniaco

This is a record that has taken shape from me, but then it is modeled passing between the fingers of a little 'different people, who have left him passion and creativity. Sharing is always best.

After the first publication in 2013 of the album "Mikeless", Michael in 2015 shows "The Maniac", a more conscious and mature hard where he expresses his personality. The album includes eight songs composed entirely by the author: Soul, Punishment, The Maniac, Small, Rules, Verses and Words. Generational solstice, Funky Love, for discografice labels Level49 and Taitù Music.