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Porter/Di Castri/Sferra Trio: Italian Encounter

Read "Italian Encounter" reviewed by Marc Medwin


In March of 2007, Lewis Porter played at the Leeds International Jazz Research Conference, where he was the keynote speaker. The most vivid memory of the hour-long set was a version of “Body and Soul that traveled the space-ways, the journey back to the head near miraculous. The version on Italian Encounter functions similarly, and it demonstrates a certain freedom that pervades this July 2006 concert recorded in Siena, Italy. The small utterances at the outset of ...

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Album Review

Porter/Di Castri/Sferra Trio: Italian Encounter

Read "Italian Encounter" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Lewis Porter (piano), Furio di Castri (double-bass) and Fabrizio Sferra (drums) rehearsed for only fifty minutes before they went onstage and played in Siena, Italy on July 29, 2006. Porter says that they played like old friends. That's true. The empathy between them is remarkable and makes for a delightful concert.

The music is presented unedited and in the sequence it was played. It's a balanced program of what Porter calls the experimental and the lyrical. ...


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