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Portrait of Cannata


About Cannata

Hamden, CT

In the early days of the Art Rock Movement, Jeff Cannata formed the prog rock band, Jasper Wrath along with Michael Soldan, Robert Giannotti and Phil Stone. Signed to MGM Records, their first LP, recorded at Phil Ramone's Studio ( A&R ) New York receives rave reviews. After extensive auditions, looking for the right " additional voice", James Christian (House Of Lords) is added to the lineup, along with keyboard prodigy Jeff Batter and guitar virtuoso, Scott Zito
Equipped with full light show and effects, the band toured the Northeast to packed houses until 1976. Because of commercial and non-commercial musical differences, that year, the group disbands

1983...........The next few years, Cannata , drummer / percussionist , begins to explore the valuable writing tools of guitar and keyboards. After composing a dozen or so pieces, along with writing partner Michael Soldan, Cannata assumes vocal duties for a new project , and is signed to Portrait / CBS Records.........Arc Angel is born. The LP is a monster hit throughout Europe

1988..........After being contacted from a record executive at (Carrere / CBS) Paris, Cannata is offered a deal he couldn't refuse. A recording budget to build a complete 24 TRK analog studio at home, and to write and produce material for a new LP. A video for the track "FortuneTeller was also shot and directed by Scott Calvert (Pink Floyd) The album was " Images Of Forever".........Rated "top 10 best melodic / prog rock album" (Kerrang Magazine UK

1993........Receives call from label pres. Mark Ashton, (Now and Then Records UK) to record new CD. Demos were reviewed, contracts signed . "Watching The World " is recorded and released worldwide

1997..........After numerous requests from former fans...... as to " What ever happened to Jasper Wrath."Cannata, prompted by associate John DuBuque, compiles a 26 song double CD of the bands early studio, live and demo recordings. The limited pressings were quickly sold out..........

2002.........." Tamorok "........ The new CD from Cannata, with flavours of World Music, Progressive and AOR Melodic Rock. Fourteen new and Classic track

2006............Cannata..."Mysterium Magnum" The new studio recording 13 new tracks Featuring: Spirit of the Four Winds, Somewhere Beyond the Sun, 4;17, King Of The Mountain and mor

2007........Cannata re-issue release of Cult Classic " Images Of Forever" Featuring tracks: Fortune Teller, Hand In hand, Sailing Ships and 2 new unreleased tracks.



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