TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT (Credits)
Produced by Tino Izzo
Arrangements Tino Izzo (except for A NATURAL WOMAN arranged by Saby Buccella)
All Brass arrangements by Saby Buccella
String orchestration on 2020 by Saby Buccella
Guitars: Tino Izzo
Keyboards: Tino Izzo, Saby Buccella
Benjamin Deschamps: Tenor Sax and Baritone
Domenic Rossi: Trumpet
Mathieu Van Vliet : Trombone
Bass guitar: Tino Izzo
Drums and percussion: Bob Telaro
Lead Vocals: Annie Major-Matte, Mimmo Oliveri, Tino Izzo
Back Vocals: Annie Major-Matte, Audrey Gagnon, Mimmo Oliveri, Tino Izzo, Bob Telaro
Recorded at Blueroom Studio Montreal by Tino Izzo
Drums recording and final drum mixdown at the Ready Room studio in Montreal by Mario Telaro
Brass recorded at Mixart Studio by Boris Petrowski
Mixed at Blueroom Studio Montreal by Tino Izzo and Bob Telaro
Executive Producer: Tab Records Inc. C 2021.
Label: TAB RECORDS.
Publisher: Bloc Notes Music except for A Natural Woman: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Mastering: Tino Izzo Blueroom Studio
Album artwork: Rosanna Ciciola
IZZO BLUES COALITION (IBC) from Montreal headed by acclaimed Canadian contemporary blues/rock guitar master, singer, songwriter and producer Tino Izzo and long-time partner, drummer Bob Telaro. This sharp-edged blues project, who is joined on bass guitar by Domenic Romanelli, dubbed the IZZO BLUES COALITION delivers on its promise delivering a genuine live electric blues experience. Izzo delivers on all fronts with his characteristic fingerpicking technique and his free flow immaculate playing, providing a electrifying live experience that highlights this Billboard Choice Award winner’s distinct passion as a player. It’s not only about technique or tone, but it’s also the feeling and precision that Izzo effortlessly spreads with his guitar on songs such as “Crossroads” and an absolutely blistering version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s high-octane instrumental “Scuttle Buttin’” and his childhood hero Johnny Winter with “Rock Me Baby”. This powerhouse unit is rock solid and Izzo’s guitar IQ is through the roof delivering strong on their signature style of Blues Rock. The band released its debut album in 2019 “COMPLICATED MAN” and has just released its sophomore album “TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT” on October 1, 2021.
IZZO BLUES COALITION IS READY TO BLUES-ROCK YOUR WORLD WITH THEIR NEW LIVE SHOW IN 2022.
The Live show is available in a few configurations from a three piece raw Blues Rock ensemble all the way to a nine piece full killer band, with Brass, keys and guest singers…hence the “Coalition”. (Also available as a four, five or six piece) Working with a rotating cast of singers, musicians, Izzo and Telaro create a celebratory atmosphere of Live music that deftly navigate the side-by-side, sonic neighborhoods of contemporary blues, blues rock and traditional blues. “Ripping guitar riffs, hot-as-hell horns, a torqued, musclebound rhythm section, firestarter vocals and the swagger of rhythm and blues masters delivering the goods with confidence and precision.” The extra-tasty setlist consists of some of the undisputed classics in Blues and Blues Rock repertoire, including a few jaw dropping surprises and some IBC originals mixed in… clearly demonstrates the band’s considerable artistry and depth. Rather than an all-out shredfest, the IBC Live experience delivers on sweet phrasing, riff development, strong backbone rhythm and strong vocals in addition to the highvelocity guitar chops.
Photo By: Sigal Mizrahi