Will Ackerman on The Wedding Album
Vicente Avella’s grandfather was born near Naples, Italy in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius and within walking distance of the ancient city of Pompeii. His grandmother’s family came from the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco and the Western Sahara. Vicente arrived into this world ten degrees north of the Equator in Caracas, Venezuela. He was born with the heart of a romantic. It shows.
Vicente has taken some of the world’s most beautiful music and, with special care devoted to compositions beloved for their role in weddings over the centuries, has created “All The Days Of My Life: The Wedding Album”. Conceived as the soundtrack of a contemporary wedding, “All The Days Of My Life” is, of course, perfect for weddings, but is so original in the arrangements of even traditional wedding music that the album is a joy on any day.
Vicente is a brilliant player and arranger. Very few musicians could have pulled this off so gracefully and successfully. There is a freshness to his approach to this material that utterly avoids cliché and provides depth and beauty in its place… a remarkable achievement.
Windham County, Vermont
(Grammy Award Winner, Winner of multiple Platinum & Gold Records, Founder of Windham Hill Records)