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by Ludovico Granvassu
Marco Cappelli's remarkable career is one marked by voracious curiosity and great diversity. Blending his Mediterranean roots with the avant-garde of the improvised and contemporary classical scenes has led him to collaborate with the likes of Anthony Coleman, Michel Godard, Butch Morris, Enrico Rava, Marc Ribot. This mixtape features highlights from projects led by this electic Italian-born, Brooklyn-based, forward looking guitarist. Marco Cappelli's Nesbø Project Bat Hunt" from Norwegian Landscapes (Da Vinci) 0:00 Marco ...read more
by Mark Corroto
Things get lost in translation. It's inevitable, and it's not just words and meaning. Cultural things morph. Take a Venetian or Roman to an Olive Garden restaurant in America and she won't recognize much on the menu, or send an American to Puglia with the task of finding a pizza pocket. Some things just don't translate.Such is not the case with hipness. What is cool in Milano is happening in Brooklyn. When Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli, the Italian ...read more
by Kurt Gottschalk
The talented Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli's love affair with New York City began with a trip in 2002, which led to him commissioning a series of compositions for solo guitar. That set of pieces--the Extreme Guitar Project --is a remarkable collection, allowing at once a variety of vantages of the composers, the interpreter and the guitar. The pieces were written by guitarists and non-guitarists (not all New Yorkers), and all take advantage of his unusual, customized instrument, a classical guitar ...read more