ANNAMOORE - FEB 13, 2022
MIKE IS WONDERFUL. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS ABOUT HIM. HIS PRODUCTION IS HIGH QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL. HE'S GREAT TO WORK WITH AND ALWAYS HAS GREAT COMMUNICATION. SUPER APPRECIATIVE! AWESOME ALL AROUND!!
JOELKIBBLE - JAN 26, 2022
AWESOME EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH MIKE!
MOVEMENTSTUDIOZ - NOV 3, 2021
A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH MIKE. THE MUSIC WAS INCREDIBLE AS WELL. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER AGAIN.
SONNAandSAUCE - DEC 19,2021
Hey Mike track is BEAUTIFUL!!!! We really enjoyed building on this. The musicality is amazing.
Hope to do more with you in the near future. :)
author: Scott O'Brien
New York based keyboardist Mike DiLorenzo has created an album that embraces what one critic aptly describes as "...the modern smoothness of today and the staples of the past like the flattering hints of Soul Jazz and CTI." The results to my ear are nothing short of outstanding. this project does a fabulous job of integrating old school with new school, and the results speak impressively for themselves. You'll definitely find BRING IT BACK to be one of your most enjoyable listens of the summer, and it's an album you'll unquestionably want to spend many a season with!
Mike DiLorenzo is actually composing new music with that classic flavor. What seems like a nostalgia project is actually a continuation of vintage brilliance. DiLorenzo does more than BRING IT BACK; he keeps it relevant.
"A veteran sideman who has performed with musical icons like Bo Diddley and Whitney Houston, DiLorenzo has just released "Bring It Back", an utterly irresistible throwback to the urban grooves of the early 70's. Recalling everything from James Brown-fueled funk to Marvin Gaye-ish soul to Herbie Hancock-styled jazz fusion..." "It's also another example of how flexible jazz music can be, capable of incorporating diverse elements but remaining true to its spirit."
"Mike DiLorenzo is Smooth Jazz at its' highest quality. Makes you wonder why this top-notch musician has not been signed to a recording deal. ...disc that will win the respect of jazz lovers all round, you have the modern smoothness of today, (Fourplay and Roy Hargrove) and the staples of the past like the flattering hints of the Blue Note and Soul Jazz. URBANIZED is a catchy, melodic and funky record that will satisfy your need to groove. URBANIZED becomes tastier with each listen, if you are fans of early Bob James, David Sanborn, Roy Hargrove or Fourplay, then you will love Mike DiLorenzo."
Reviewed by Maurice Edwards
"Producer, composer, keyboardist and production specialist Mike Di Lorenzo has conjured up with "Urbanized" a near perfect blend of hypnotically fresh grooves that's coupled with a rapture of sultry and relaxing smooth jazz that's design for those seeking to discover a new voice called "New York Chill" from his own unwavering musical perspective."
Reviewed by Rob Young
"With such experience and expertise one would expect the product to be good and it's all that and more...
...one element that the publicity fails to pick up on is the originality of some of the music and the virtuosity that Mike Di Lorenzo brings to it. The CD is generously endowed with stand out tracks and none more so than "Motified" a groovy number with latin influences rumbling beneath Di Lorenzo's hallmark keyboards... Mike Di Lorenzo seems to have pulled it off and, into the bargain, provided what is most likely to be one of the more engaging releases of 2005.
Reviewed by Denis Poole
The Jazz Artists Network
"I had the priviledge of reviewing an artist who not only surpassed mediocre but a had a dominant uniqueness. I shouldn't have to tell you how difficult that is in the smooth jazz field. ...you will find yourelf playing repeatedly... Di Lorenzo apparently knows how to bring to the jam because his bandmates make you feel like you're on the stage... If you miss this one, you'll be out of the loop."
Naples, FL Music Festival
Brother DiLorenzo is a hidden gem of the organ-ic kind! The man is a master musician. We all know about the gems that are musically out there playing wonderful music in their own hideaway clubs and halls - here's one that has recorded for us so that we can share in the mastery of his chosen instrument. Mike DiLorenzo with Frank Valdes and the other players on this wonderful Cd bring home and fry the bacon to a soulful crisp. Delightful DiLorenzo is the real funk-filled thing. Now . . . I want to hear him on three forthcoming discs. Disc One: "DiLorenzo's tribute to Jimmy McGriff". Disc Two: "DiLorenzo's tribute to Jimmy Smith". Disc Three: "DiLorenzo's tribute to the Great Jazz & Soul Organists". Play on Mike !