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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."

Roy Sanders
Backstage

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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.

Take It or Leave It
bulletRick DellaRatta - Piano/Vocals
bulletDennis Charles - Drums
bulletRene Hart - Bass
bulletWalt Szymanski - Trumpet

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  1. Take It or Leave It 5:15; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ ASCAP
  2. Seventh Heaven 7:47; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ ASCAP
  3. Let's Get Lost 3:46; Frank Loesser/J. McHugh Paramount Music Corp./ ASCAP
  4. Think of One 6:48; Thelonious Monk Thelonious Music Corp./BMI
  5. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life 6:09; Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy Notable Music Co. Inc. Sony Tunes Inc./ASCAP
  6. Lust Life 9:44; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ASCAP
  7. A New Kind of Love 5:19; Pierre Conner, Sammy Fain, Irving Kanal Famous Music Corp./ASCAP
  8. The Pain of Losing You 4:41; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ASCAP
  9. Wind Chime 4:21; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ASCAP
  10. Starry Nites, Sunny Days and Valentines 4:58; R. DellaRatta 1995 Big Zak Publishing Co. Ltd./ASCAP
  11. Willow Weep for Me 5:44; Anne Ronell Anne Ronell Music & Bourbe Co./ASCAP
  12. How Deep is the Ocean? 4:20; Irving Berlin Irving Berlin Music Corp./ASCAP
  13. Just You, Just Me 2:31; Jesse Greer / Raymond Kloge EMI Robbins Catalog Inc./ASCAP

 

 

"WHAT THEY'RE SAYING"
"A highly enjoyable journey across jazz's ever expanding boundaries."

BC Magazine

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."

Cadence