The release of Onward marks the occasion of NYC based alto saxophonist Peter DiCarlo’s first solo album release. The album is named to signify a departure from the past, and realization of what is possible in the future. Onward is the culmination of years of intention, planning and execution. As a musician, educator and father, everything seemed to be a reason to hold back and not make this album. Perseverance, sacrifice and good fortune were involved to see this project through.
The album covers a wide-ranging breadth of original compositions and arrangements that bridge the worlds of modern and traditional jazz. This is accomplished through the musical contributions of Scott Wendholt on trumpet, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Claire Daly on baritone saxophone, Jim Ridl on piano, Tom DiCarlo on bass, Chris Parker on drums, Keisel Jiménez Leyva on percussion, and special guest Jerson Trinidad on vocals.