New Funky Organics single to be released on Aug 9 2021..A tribute to Joe Sample
R&B Classics released
I have just released a new EP on CD Baby and all the streaming sites. It is a duo project called R&B Classics and features myself on piano and Rick Savage on trumpet and flugelhorn. Intimate treatments of R&B ballads.
Rick Savage and I have released a new Main Gazane project. We recorded original arrangements of standards in a unique style. Other great musicians have contributed including saxaphonist Tony White and singer Sandi B. The album is available on CD Baby and all major streaming services.
Check out the sample in the audio page..
I also have a new CD from the Mark Minchello Quartet featuring Anton Denner on flute. Its getting good radio play. Check out a track on the audio page.
Another project by the Funky Organics, "Wurlirama" was released on Arabesque Records. It features Anton Denner, Leo Huppert, Nick Scheuble and Rick Savage. Its a bluesy project with myself playing the classic Wurlitzer piano with tenor, trumpet, bass & drums.
I have a single available on CD Baby and all the streaming sights. It's an acid jazz cover of Billy Preston and Syreeta's song "With You I'm Born Again". The single features Rick Savage on trumpet.
I also released a project titled "The Quantum Quintet". It features: Bob Hanlon-tenor, Rick Savage-trumpet, Pete McDonald-drums, Leo Huppert- bass, and myself on piano. It has the classic Blue Note sound.
My project with saxophonist Bob Hanlon is on Steeplechase Records. This is our second CD together. The project features the late Vic Juris and guitarist Bob Devos, myself on Hammond organ, and other great players.
My soul jazz group The Funky Organics released its debut CD on Summit (Chicken Coup) Records with a national radio campaign . Check out the ad for the CD in Jazztimes. The second Funky Organics album "Wurlirama" is out on Arabesque Records.
"Mark Minchello Ballads with Friends" was released digitally. It's available on CD Baby. Amazon and Itunes. It also can be streamed on Spotify.
I'm also a member of the Fortuna/Goldsbury/Minchello/Grassi Quartet. Our CD "Last Of The Beboppers" is out in Europe on the jazz label FM.