"Take It Away" is the most recent album from Memphis-based guitarist Mario Monterosso. The Italian-born songwriter showcases his formidable talent across these 12 tracks, blending elements of jazz, rockabilly, surf, and tango into the perfect soundtrack for a warm Summer evening. Standout track 'Midnight In Memphis' finds his frequent collaborator Tav Falco showing up to contribute spoken word vocals, marking the only non-instrumental track on the record. With "Take It Away," Monterosso crafts a sound that is familiar, yet completely authentic.
Mario Monterosso – guitars Marco Carnemolla – upright bass Dario Finocchiaro – acoustic piano, electric piano, organ Francesco Bazzano – percussions Angelo Puglisi – drums Featuring: Tav Falco on “Midnight in Memphis” Chiara Navarra – acoustic piano on “Maria Elena” Alberto Asero – vibraphone on “Far Away Love” Marina La Placa – theremin on “Without You” Francesco D’Agnolo – synth on “Take Your Train” Recorded by Matteo Spinazzè Savaris at “Villa Angelina” – Trecastagni, Sicily, IT Mixed by Matteo Spinazzè Savaris at “Howlin’ Studio” – Rome, IT Mastered by Mitch Rackin – New York Produced by Matteo Spinazzè Savaris and Mario Monterosso Songs written by Mario Monterosso, except: Apache by Jerry Lordan Forty Miles of Bad Road by Duane Eddy & Al Casey Maria Elena by Lorenzo Barcelaca Photo by: Christine Setzer
TRACKLIST 1. The Ballad of Zorro 2. Dreaming Tomorrow 3. Apache 4. Far Away Love 5. Dancing in My Room 6. Midnight in Memphis 7. Without You 8. 40 Miles of Bad Road 9. Take Your Train 10. Alicia Drive 11. Maria Elena 12. Driving to California