For the beauty of this wicked world is a musical meeting place between Peppino
D’Agostino and Corrado Rustici; two guitarists/composers who share common cultural
and musical roots.
Corrado Rustici’s remarkable career has included playing with some of the greatest
and most popular artists of the 20th century, from Whitney Houston, Luciano Pavarotti,
and Herbie Hancock, to Miles Davis, Elton John and Aretha Franklin, while
also producing some of the most influential artists in Italian history (Zucchero, Elisa,
Francesco De Gregori, Claudio Baglioni, Andrea Bocelli, Negramaro and Luciano Ligabue).
Peppino D’Agostino has been listed in 2017 by Guitar Player as one of the 50 transcendent
superheroes of the acoustic guitar. The CD “Every Step of The Way” was
awarded by Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best
Acoustic Album of All Time.
For the beauty of this wicked world was born out of the desire to create musical landscapes
which were not necessarily guitar-centric. The mainly instrumental album features
seven songs, two of which – “The knife of love” and the title track “For the beauty
of this wicked world” – also feature Corrado on vocals. They range from progressive
rock, to ambient, to ballads and jazz and electronica. The songs “Oumuamua” and
“XXVI-118/120” are enriched by the musical contribution of guest musicians George
Brooks on sax (Terry Riley, Zakir Hussein) and Jeff Campitelli on drums (Joe Satriani).
Two men from opposite ends of the music spectrum brought together by their passion
for music. Two real masters of their instruments creating a transmodern musical
experience that goes beyond any musical genre.
Take a journey with these two leading musicians and composers and enjoy a musical
experience that is truly unforgettable!
The knife of love
For the beauty of this wicked world
3-2-1… A tribute…