Val Gardena

From the album Across The Divide
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Across the Divide is a musical journey that seeks to soothe the soul and stimulate the mind. Music brings us all together and is the great common denominator that connects us all to our memories and feelings…” – Christopher James

“When I formed Val Gardena with Jeff Leonard in 1993, we described our musical mission statement as “creating music with melody, pop structure, ambient textures and jazz sensibilities, but no solos”. Across the Divide continues these principles with the exception of “Two of One”and “Back in Time” which feature trumpet superstar, Chris Botti. It was a true joy working again with Chris after 20 years when he was a guest on the Val Gardena album, Migration. He is joined here by a stellar line-up who collectively lift these two compositions to unimaginable heights.”

“Soul soothing stimulating jazz…’Back in Time‘ again features Chris Botti’s tantalizing trumpet lines… the tune is totally engaging and the recording is flawless!” -Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion
“Val Gardena’s Across The Divide is just what the doctor ordered for these crazy times in which we are living….This is a very satisfying recording from beginning to end”
-Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck,

Produced and Arranged by Andy Snitzer – Co -produced by Christopher James
All songs written by Christopher James except (1,4,5,7,9) written by Christopher James and Andy Snitzer

Drums – Graham Hawthorne (1,2,3,4,7,9); Nate Smith (6.8); Gene Lake (5) Percussion – Graham Hawthorne
Bass – John Patitucci (5,6,8); Zev Katz (1,3,4,7,9); Tim Lefebvre (2) Guitar – Bernd Schoenhart, Adam Rodgers (5)
Piano – Mike Ricchiuti, Taylor Eigsti (6,8) Keyboards / Synthesis – Andy Snitzer Wurlitzer, B3 – Brian Charette (5)
Trumpet – Chris Botti (6,8); Tatum Greenblatt (1,4); Kent Smith (7) Saxophone – Andy Snitzer (1,5)
Vocals – Andy Snitzer (4) Vocals – Jo Lawry (1,2,4,9)
Recording Engineer – Kevin Killen Studio Drum Engineering – Elmo Price
Mix Engineer – David Mann, Allen Sides (8) Mastering Engineer – Andy Vandette


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