- Michael Castaldo
has released "Aceto," which features 14 classic and two original Italian songs whose themes evoke feelings of grace, healing and remembrance.
The album, honoring his late father, Pasquale, "includes tunes whose moods offer elegant harmonic structures and flowing melodic lines, chosen because they helped me heal and hope that they will put listeners in an introspective mood," said Castaldo.
Castaldo promises "Aceto" will be unique from other recent Italian Classical Cross-over releases. Two original songs that he wrote will be included alongside his re-made classics.
Castaldo is an Italian-born Canadian and NYC resident who has been involved in music from an early age. He studied voice with Maestro Pisapia, a protégé of the great Italian operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso and graduated from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. He has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall
, The Manhattan Center, The Rainbow Room, the JVC Jazz Festival and Shea Stadium. He has appeared before fans in countries as diverse as Japan, Poland, Norway, England, Taiwan and Italy. He has been a producer and songwriter for Jose Feliciano and well-known artist Martha Wash.
Castaldo is the founder and record label executive at Majestic Castle Music - vital records. He also started up the New York City
Olive Oil Coop and La Dolce Vita Foundation.
Following the success of his previous albums, La Dolce Vita N'America and Villa, Castaldo has collaborated with award-winning producers, musicians, and engineers such as Stein B. Svendsen, Isaac Raz, Chris Tedesco
, Alex Alexander, Joe Mowatt, Jeff Carney, John Kiehl, Ric Schupp and Jim Papoulis to make "Aceto" an outstanding collection of creative, innovative sounds and talent.
The release of "Aceto" was celebrated with a concert held at St. John the Baptist Church in NYC.
For more information go to www.michealcastaldo.com