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Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

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Willie Oteri
Official Release Date for Dark Matter Horns: Narratives Vol. 2 – Spring 2019

Official Release Dates for O'clock: “The Nip," “Feb 25," “Riot in the Meadow," March 1st with more singles to follow during the year.

Narratives Vol. 2 by Willie Oteri's Dark Matter Horns is the second release to focus on Oteri's tenor saxophone and flute work. He is joined here by long-time friend Dave Laczko on trumpet and veteran Austin drummer Steve Mankenberg. Recorded live in studio using only four tracks. This is totally improvised music that will appeal to fans of free jazz, avant-garde and experimental styles as well as to fans of more melodic acoustic jazz meditations.

O'clock is a project conceived a few years ago by Ricardo Acevedo and is now in full function mode with several singles to be released during the year as well as a tour of Italy and other parts of the EU. “The Nip" and “Riot in the Meadow (for Donnie)" are the first singles by the duo O'clock—Oteri on saxophone and flute and LCM Richard Acevedo on keyboards and programming. This is Jazztronica sometimes referred to as nu-jazz and distributed as acid jazz.

Oteri has albums to his name playing guitar and tenor saxophone, with some very fine musicians including, Scott Amendola, Giko Pavan, Tony Levin, J.A. Deane and others, 1999's Jazz Gunn Concepts of MateMaToot featured a-team players Brannen Temple, Michael Malone, Chris Maresh, and second guitarist Chris Tondre, the uniquely original 2003 release Spiral Out produced by Ronan Chris Murphy which featured prog rockers Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Mike Keneally in a free improvised jazz setting with trumpet master Ephraim Owens, two critically acclaimed avant-garde WD-41 albums followed with electric trumpet player Dave Laczko, the second incorporating the talents of Dino J.A. Deane with drummer Scott Amendola and Shrunken Head Shop taken from a series of live recordings from a tour through Germany.

Lost Cat Magnet aka Ricardo Acevedo has been creating electro prog, avant new wave, trance groove music, nu-jazz for nearly 40 years. He was a leading member of west coast and southwest musical acts Freaks Amor, The Blue Box, Second Culture and Cup all through the '80s and '90s.

Always driven to reinvent and create, Oteri is now focusing on saxophone and flute.

Available for streaming and downloads at popular outlets including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.

Personnel for Dark Matter Horns

Willie Oteri: Tenor Saxophone. Live loops and Flute
Dave Laczko: Trumpet effects and live loops
Steve Mankenberg: Drums

Personnel for O'clock

Willie Oteri: Tenor Saxophone and Flute
Lost Cat Magnet (Richard “Ricardo” Acevedo): Keyboards and Programming

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