Readers of Denis Poole’s Secret Garden will know it’s the place to go for a British perspective on all that’s good, and not so good, in the world of smooth jazz and classic soul. In order to bring you more of the news more of the time this latest Secret Garden Snippet delivers another current sound bite from the adult contemporary scene. In the Secret Garden CD player this week is the latest release from the band Signs Of Rain, described as an ‘original smooth jazz outfit that boasts the ambient and cinematic sound of New Age’. Be that as it may, the eleven tracks that make up The Secret Sorrow is essential relaxation music for the busy world in which we live.
Guitarists, long time friends and now brothers in law Glenn Dagrossa and Ronald Porcelli founded Signs Of Rain in 1999 and released their first CD August Night Autumn Sky in 2001. One track from the CD, ‘Song Corazon de Leon’ became the official theme song to WKRQ's Miami Latin Jazz show and the single, ‘Il Mare Chiara’ enjoyed extensive airplay. After a break the band reformed in 2002 and immediately set to work on a follow up release, a project that became The Secret Sorrow. It was released in April 2004 to a packed house at New York Central Park's Tavern on the Green. Since that time the Westchester County based band have been promoting their music right across the USA and are currently mid way through a North East tour of Borders Books.
Next time you feel the need to escape the rigors of the working week, put on some coffee, spread the Sunday papers over the floor and slip The Secret Sorrow into the player. You will be transported.Posted by Denis Poole at February 3, 2005 5:01 PM