Take it or Leave it "bristles with musical energy. The interplay with his fellow musicians is a pleasure to listen to. Sometimes jarring, sometimes frenetic and sometimes driving . . . DellaRatta brings warmth and intimacy to his singing and excitement to his piano playing."
An Announcement from Stella Records:
When we started our company at the beginning of last year, we were looking for a creative and innovative jazz artist with commercial appeal.
We were very fortunate to find such an artist in Rick DellaRatta, who has been called "brilliant" by backstage and who "brings new life to an old sweet song" according to the Boston Globe. DellaRatta excels as a swinging jazz pianist and an avant-garde composer. And his romantic vocals add commercial appeal to his debut CD, "Take It or Leave It." We hope that Rick's success will pave the way for future singings of artists of similar high quality for Stella Records.
|"WHAT THEY'RE SAYING"|
highly enjoyable journey across jazz's ever expanding
Take or Leave it "bristles with musical energy.The interplay with his fellow musicians is a pleasure to listen to.Sometimes jarring,sometimes frenetic and sometimes driving...Dellaratta brings warmth and intimacy to his singing and excitement to his piano playing."
Roy Sander- Back Stage
"Music that orbits between cool and boppish... with vocals that really catch a listeners attention."