The Rome Pro(g)ject is a musical walk through the history and the places, the greatness and the beauty of the eternal city of Rome. It is occasioned by the 2765th anniversary of its foundation and this project was conceived and produced by Vincenzo Ricca. Vincenzo Ricca – Born in Cosenza, Italy in 1962
The Rome Pro(g)ject is a symphonic progressive rock project lead by Italian keyboard player and composer Vincenzo Ricca. In addition to Ricca’s keyboards, the music of The Rome Pro(g)ject features contributions from well-known British and Italian musicians. Two of the central participants are Steve Hackett (Genesis) and David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator) who both have played on all three of The Rome Pro(g)ject’s albums. Other contributers include David Cross (King Crimson), Richard Sinclair (Caravan), Francesco Di Giacomo (Banco del Mutuo Soccorso), and Billy Sherwood (Yes).
The music is instrumental with occasional narration and is based around the history and mythology of the eternal city of Rome.
Vincenzo Ricca’s The Rome Pro(G)ject
2. Compendium Of A Lifetime
4. The Last Night in the World
5. Have Caesar!
6. Morituri te Salutant
8. Have Caesar! (reprise)
9. Exegi Monvmentum 2021 (bonus track)
Vincenzo Ricca – keyboards
Steve Hackett (Genesis) – electric & classical guitars
Nick Magnus – piano
David Jackson (VDGG, Peter Hammill) – saxophone, flute
John Hackett – flute
Bernardo Lanzetti (Premiata Forneria Marconi, Acqua Fragile, Mangala Vallis) – vocals
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment) – bass, Chapman Stick
Daniele Pomo (RanestRane) – drums
Franck Carducci – 12-string guitar, bass
Paolo Ricca – electric guitar
Roberto Vitelli (Taproban, Ellesmere) – bass
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis) – vocals