Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Reviews for the CD, "Glasses, No Glasses"!

Gearing up to our "official" CD Release date, here are some really cool new reviews for my most recent CD, a collaboration with bassist Amanda Ruzza called "Glasses, No Glasses".  You can find it on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and pretty much everywhere on-line! Check it out!

Jazz Inside Magazine, September 2014 
(just open the image and zoom in to read it)

Raul da Gama - "Jazz da Gama" - August, 2014

"(...) So what on earth is Glasses, No Glasses? It is a stripping away of the façade of comfort zones; it is viewing the world without the proverbial tints; it is a celebration of the beautiful madness of music, whether it comes from Brasil, or America, or Mali, or for that matter, the real Timbuktu.
And from the perspective of Mauricio Zottarelli, whose drums thunder and roar; whose cymbals pirouette in the smash and shattering of percussion colouration and from the growling of Amanda Ruzza’s bass and the mad rush to the head of Leo Genovese’s acrobatic playing, this is a first rate set from a crew that is deceptively loose… This is a group of musicians who is taking much of its music to the next level. For this is where the energy and all the talk of seeing the musical world as it is… That is where the musicians are really at." 
Read the full review at Raul da Gama's website (which has an extensive list of writings, materials and reviews from Raul)

From UOL Portal in Brazil - Ziriguidum - by Beto Feitosa 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Masterclass em São Paulo no dia 26 de Agosto!

Olá amigos!
Se estiverem em São Paulo, Brazil, ou conhecem alguém que está lá e gostaria de participar desse evento, por favor compartilhem a informação! ;-)

Estarei fazendo uma masterclass de bateria em São Paulo no dia 26 de Agosto as 18hs, no IP&T (Instituto de Percussão e Tecnologia).
O assunto será "conceitos de fraseado, coordenação e vocabulário na bateria".

Reservas no telefone: +55 11 5021.2777
o investimento é de $50 Reais, inclui Certificado de Participação. 

Masterclass in São Paulo on August 26th!

Hello friends!
If you happen to be in São Paulo, Brazil, or know somebody there, please share this with them! ;-)

I'll be doing a masterclass at IP&T in São Paulo on August 26th, at 6pm.
The topic is "Concepts of phrasing, coordination and vocabulary on the drumset".

Reservations on the phone: +55 11 5021.2777
tickets are $50 Reais, including a certificate of participation.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Glasses, No Glasses on the G1 blog from Brazil's Rede Globo

My record with bassist Amanda Ruzza, "Glasses, No Glasses" made it to G1/Antonio Carlos Miguel's blog on Brazil's Rede Globo site - he called it "creative and pulsating". Thank you Antonio! 
This is for our Portuguese speaking friends and fans ;-)

See his whole blog entry HERE (Veja o blog todo AQUI)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

First reviews of new CD "Glasses, No Glasses"

Here are the first couple of reviews/features about my new album "Glasses, No Glasses", a collaboration with bassist Amanda Ruzza, featuring special guest Leo Genovese. 
These come from two very well-know and respected publications for bassists, "No Treble" and "Bass Musician Magazine". Enjoy!
...And, do check the album out - it's available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. The album come out physically and will be officially released in September, but you can download it digitally now! 

I am a drummer - percussionist - composer - artist based in New York City, NY. Please visit my website: http://www.mzdrums.com