Onorato and Blamires: a meeting “Between Vesuvius and the sea”

The release of Antonio Onorato’s new record entitled ‘Tra il Vesuvio e il mare’ (Between Vesuvius and the sea), a mini-album featuring David Blamires, well-known vocalist of the Pat Metheny Group, is expected soon.

Antonio and David met at a pizzeria in San Giorgio a Cremano (near Naples). After that meeting, they immediately felt the desire to do something together, to confront each other artistically exchanging their musical experiences.

David played for more than a decade in the glorious Pat Metheny Group, in the 80s and 90s, when the PMG was at its best worldwide. He is the voice of historic songs such as Minuano, Last Train Home, just to name a couple. The Neapolitan guitarist has always admired the music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, who played an important role in the development of Onorato’s unique and original way of making music.

Being particularly attached to Pino Daniele and Toninho Horta, Antonio suggested to David the rearrangement of some of these two great artists’ songs. Thus were born these new versions of ‘Quanno Chiove‘ and ‘Chi tene ‘o mare‘ by Pino Daniele sung in English, and ‘Canzone del Vesuvio‘, a song written by Toninho Horta, dedicated to Antonio Onorato, with the theme masterfully vocalised on this occasion by Blamires. The mini-album ends up with a song by Onorato, ‘E scelle, where the two musicians duet vocally… David in English and Antonio in Neapolitan. The band that accompanies Antonio and Davide as an essential part of this project consists of Alessandro La Corte on piano and keyboards, Peppe Arena on bass and Mario De Paola on drums.

The new album will be available on all major digital platforms from 30 June.