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Claudio Angeleri: Invenzioni a Piu Voci

Read "Invenzioni a Piu Voci" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Italian pianist/composer Claudio Angeleri opens Invensioni a Piu Voci with four minutes of solo piano, rolling with a free development of the gels into a lovely, light-stepping melody. The tune is “La Citta Sotile (The Thin City) Pt.1," an introduction to the second part featuring saxophonist Bob Mintzer, of Yellowjackets fame, blowing a dark-toned opening that builds to an ominous, searing blow fest for sax and rhythm section. A smattering of applause clues you in to the “live in concert" ...

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Claudio Angeleri Orchestra Tascabile w/special guest Gianluigi Trovesi: Monk Keys

Read "Monk Keys" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


With this release, Italian pianist/arranger Claudio Angeleri and his orchestra render various slants on a portion of the Thelonious Monk discography. Recorded live at an Italian theater, the band kicks off the program with a straightforward spin of “Epistrophy.” However, the fun really starts with the second piece “Well You Needn’t,” featuring gritty solo endeavors by tenor saxophonist Marco Gotti, alto saxophonist Gianluigi Trovesi and others. Here and throughout, the band offers slight variations amid a few nicely placed twists ...


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