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by Don Phipps
Light, bouncy, funky, mysterious, cosmopolitan, chill, ambientthe music on Antikythera, an album by Lorenzo Feliciati and Michele Rabbia is all of these things. The album has an urban vibe, albeit a slow-motion one , with none of the jarring effects and noise that often accompany city living. Beyond handling the bass duties, Feliciati plays keyboards and electric guitar and adds dashes of samples and sounds. Rabbia handles the drums and adds his own electronics to the mix. And ...read more
by Franz A. Matzner
Lorenzo Feliciati's Frequent Flyer, is a lush mixture of tunes that provides the Italian bassist, composer, and bandleader ample opportunity to display his Jaco Pastorius-inspired prowess on the electric bass, as well as his abilities as a leader.Clearly placing himself in the Pastorius lineage in both style and ambition, Feliciati delivers a collection of diverse offerings on which he consistently reaches an impressive degree of musicianship. It's often a fine line, however, between homage and derivativeness, and Frequent ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
Like countless modern-era bassists, Italy's Lorenzo Feliciati derives influence from Jaco Pastorius. Possessing formidable chops and gaining a reputation as a session bassist of choice, Feliciati struts his stuff on his third release, featuring Naked Truth band-mate/trumpeter Cuong Vu, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto, and many others who lend their wares to this diverse program. In a loose sense, the album mirrors a resume that encapsulates Feliciati's broad interests and capabilities, spanning Latin, jazz, jazz-fusion DJ-inflected grooves, ...read more