The Trio

Review by: Henry Doktorski:I had the pleasure to hear Eddie’s trio at the Ramas Restaurant in Clarke, New Jersey, during July 2007. Their performance was on par with the best jazz I have ever heard. Truly consummate musicians, each one, and they play as one. I was especially impressed with Eddie’s mastery of the bass. It is absolutely amazing how he can recreate the sound of the upright string bass, and he is not limited to an octave range as most accordionists are; no he exploits the full musical possibilities of the MIDI accordion’s left-hand manual by using a foot pedal to play up to three octaves. 
Sometimes he makes the right-hand sound like a Hammond organ, other times like a string section, and other times, he simply features the reeds of the acoustic accordion. It is a wonderful experience to hear the MIDI accordion in the hands of a master.
I should also mention Eddie’s scat fine singing adds a lot of variety to the ensemble’s mix.
Truly a treasured item in the audio libraries of the discriminating jazz connoisseur, and the lover of the jazz accordion.

Lenny Argese is the great jazz/rock guitarist featured with the Spirit of Life Ensemble He is also an excellent recording engineer

Rich DeRosa
The son of a pioneer in jazz education, Rich DeRosa has been influenced by music since birth. As a drummer, Rich loves to perform, but as a composer, Rich is able to use several instruments to create a desired sound. This jazz educator at William Paterson University has composed and performed for some of the top names in the music industry.