|ANTHONY RUFO'S LATEST CD RELEASE
"Above The Clouds" CD
By Author And Musician Joan Damico
Attention all listeners! Anthony Rufo has released his new CD, "Above the Clouds" where he takes his imagination and creativity to the maximum and showcases the best of his lyrical and musical talents. Rufo, a karate "affection ado" relates his musical journey to the ancient philosophy of the martial arts..............
Water is Formless.
When you pour it into a cup, it becomes that cup.....
When you pour it into a jar
It becomes that jar
Now water can "crash" or water can "flow"
Be like water my friend, be like water............Bruce Lee
Dramatically diverse, compelling, provocative, inspirational, viscerally "hot", alluring, raw, passionate and driven are among a few of the qualities that have burst open the "floodgates" cascading Anthony Rufo's technical prowess and musical creativity in his newest and greatest CD, "Above the Clouds." For Rufo, a third degree black belt in karate, and a Sensei of the martial arts, getting in the "flow" of a project and tapping into the "ki" or internal power is his life line and the key to his natural spontaneity, and somewhat unorthodox musical style. Rufo states that "Emptying one's cup to grow and evolve" is his secret to keeping his vision about music young, fresh, different and alive.
Always a versatile musician, he certainly has evolved since the days of "Makin" Waves". "Above the Clouds" is more than a CD. Outside of it's mesmerizing musical wizardry, it is Rufo's "life works"- a philosophy of social justice and passion, freedom and fun, inspiration and respect, introspection, natural beauty and simplicity; all values that Rufo holds close to his heart. His gifted perceptiveness enables him to musically create and then capture and hold emotions hostage for a few minutes as they reveal themselves to the listener with conviction and clarity. With high energy, an unyielding commitment and obsessive abandon, Rufo can create great melodic and literary depth that captivates an audience of the most critical musicians and listeners alike.