The sun shines brightly on Mario Biondi
– really making this record sparkle with a charm that goes way beyond Mario
's previous albums – a quality that's less retro than before, and which shows Biondi
as a growing soul star with really universal appeal! There's still some of the old school jazz in the mix that we love from Mario
's Schema work – but the album's also got a fuller production style at times, one that really expands the palette of Biondi
's colors, and which has him working here with help from key guests who include Omar, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, Incognito, and Chaka Khan – and even a bit of organ from the James Taylor Quartet! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick helped co-write a good number of tracks on the set – and titles include "Shine On", "Come To Me", "Woman Woman", "What Have You Done To Me", "Never Stop", "La Voglia La Pazzia L'Idea", "Girl Blue", "Light To The World", and "Catch The Sunrise". CD has a great package – hardcover book-style, with pages inside!