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by Mark Corroto
Italian jazz continues to surprise and impress American ears. And just as a West Coast musician would not be labeled in the same jazz category as a Chicago or a Texas player, Riccardo Pittau's jazz cannot be pigeonholed as Italian or Sardinian (his residence) jazz.
His Congregation music falls somewhere in the wormhole opened up in the post-Milesian, creative jazz that spawned the NY Downtown scene, M-Base, Amsterdam, and Chicago's new jazz experiments. That vaporous quality of music-making ...read more