While We Hope and Dream is the result of a collaborative effort by the accomplished trio of Lo Castro, Depaolis, and DeFade.
The fluidly lyrical guitar work of London based recording artist Francesco Lo Castro is artfully woven into each composition and provides the harmonic underpinnings for the melodic motifs of the project. Veteran wind player Eric DeFade, who has dozens of recordings to his credit including two Grammy award winning albums with jazz legend Nancy Wilson playfully interprets the themes of the music and provides creative improvisations. The interaction between Lo Castro and DeFade is supported and enhanced by the seasoned musicianship of bassist Tony Depaolis who is becoming widely known in the U S for his versatility and compositional skill.
The group met while on tour with international singing sensation Patrizio Buanne and soon realized that while they came from much different backgrounds they had a great deal in common in terms of musical philosophy. The three share a dedication to conceptualizing melodic statements in their compositions in a way that attempts to communicate with the audience rather than relying on technical feats and excessive sound effects.
While We Hope and Dream is already enjoying favorable reviews and airplay in Europe, being described as ‘poetic and magical’. Available for pre- order the project is due for release in America in mid January and the trio is planning a tour of the east coast of the U S in May 2013.