BIO In the early days of the Art Rock Movement, Jeff Cannata formed the prog rock band, Jasper Wrath along with Michael Soldan, Robert Gianotti and Phil Stone. After signing to MGM Records, their first LP, recorded at Phil Ramone's Studio (A& R) in New York, it received rave reviews. After extensive auditions, looking for the right additional 'voice', James Christian (House Of Lords) was 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 directional musical differences, that year, the group disbanded. 1983 The next few years Cannata, begins composing a dozen or so new pieces, along with writing partner Michael Soldan, Cannata assumes vocal duties and offers the demos, to then manager David Wolff and is signed to Portrait / CBS Records.........Arc Angel is born. The LP is a monster hit in Europe. 1988 After being contacted by record executive Yves Dessca at (Carrere / CBS) Paris, Cannata is offered a deal he couldn't refuse. A recording budget that would enable the constuction of a complete 24 track analog studio at home, and to write and produce the new material for the next CD. 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 4 star.) 1993 Cannata receives a call from label president Mark Ashton, (Now and Then Records UK) to review his latest material. Contracts were offered and signed . 'Watching The World ' was recorded and released worldwide later that year. 1997 After numerous requests from former fans...... ' What ever happened to the band Jasper Wrath.'Cannata, prompted by associate John DuBuque, compiled a 26 song double CD of the bands early, studio, live and demo recordings. The Jasper Wrath Anthology is released. The limited pressings were quickly sold out. Now a collectors item ........ 2002 ' Tamorok '........ Magnus Soderkvist, the A&R head of the new Atenzia Record Label in Sweden, contacts Cannata to review his latest work in progress demos. After a few considerations, things fall into place, and Cannata is invited to sign as one of the first projects with the label, his fourth solo CD of Progressive and AOR Melodic Rock. Fourteen new and Classic tracks......... 2006 CANNATA..........releases 'MYSTERIUM MAGNUM' The new studio recording....... 13 Unreleased tracks.
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