Listen to the latest album from Jimmy Turner & The Tear,

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Welcome to the second effort from Jimmy Turner & the Tear.

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All music and lyrics by James Acunto with the exception of High Above the Hills, music and lyrics by James Acunto & Willie Maiorello   All songs © 2021 ASCAP with the exception of “High Above the Hills” © 2017 ASCAP

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First time around we did an EP, this time we are offering a full 14 song album.

Time has made us better and wiser when it comes to the recording process. Working with upgraded mics, outboard gear, and a 24 track 2" tape machine has brought us closer to a vintage production with warmer sound quality that we all try to strive for.

Our goal was to take the listener through a journey with a collection of songs that has good story telling supported by all types of rhythms and grooves. The core band is myself and two other fine players. With the addition of a handful of seasoned musicians we had a full band to record. We had a blast at every turn and picked up wonderful new friends on the way.

Sit down, relax, and take a listen through

The Luckiest Guy.

Hope you come back for some more!!

With best regards,

Jimmy Acunto

 
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Jimmy playing drums at his high school concert, 1970

MSTORY

             I'm one of the millions of young people that had their first taste of Rock and Roll through the groundbreaking appearance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. That performance did it for me and I've never looked back. From that night on Rock and Roll and playing Rock and Roll was the biggest focus of our young lives. Ever since I've been involved in music, whether playing it, watching it, or promoting it. The last piece of the puzzle was to get involved in the writing process. My lifetime of musical experiences is what lead me to this project. I got myself a Tascam 2488 Digital Port-a-Studio and dug in.

 

             I like to think, as I'm told, that I am a very creative person by nature. I have a Fine Arts background, attended architecture school, and now I have my own design firm which satisfies a great passion of mine. However, I always come back to find that music really is my most passionate endeavor. Writing and recording has been a perfect canvas to express my thoughts and share real-life experiences in a way that highlights the universal themes we all have on our minds. Add some bass, drums, a few guitars, keys, maybe a Mellotron, and magic happens. We started with a song or two and then a whole album. Enjoy the vintage pictures. I'm sure there are a million players out there who relate to my story!

 

MEET THE BAND

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JIMMY TURNER

Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Hammond Organ, Piano,  & Background Vocals

JIMMY ACUNTO IS

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Bass, Guitars, Hammond Organ, Piano, Synths, Mellotron & Background Vocals

NICK POST

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Alto Saxophone & Background Vocals

KRISTEN INGEGNO

 

ADDITIONAL PLAYERS:

 

CARRIE MARTINELLI: Piano, Hammond Organ & Background Vocals
CHELSEA TAKAMI: Flute & Background Vocals
RICH CASTILLO: Alto Saxophone
NICK GARDELL: Tenor Saxophone
RAY MATUZA: Guitar
WILL MIGNON: Background Vocals
BILLY LUCANO: Piano 
ROSE REINA: Guitar
JOE LASHAVIO:
Banjo & Galaxy Electric Harp

HANNA GUGLIELMO: Violin

 
 

CONTACT:
(516) 318-9813
james.studio440@yahoo.com

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