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Alberto Braida: Cats In The Kitchen

Read "Cats In The Kitchen" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Cats In The Kitchen by the trio of Alberto Braida, Silvia Bolognesi, and Cristiano Calcagnile is the embodiment of la sprezzatura, an Italian expression that has no equivalent in English but roughly translates as doing something extremely well without showing that it took any effort. The nine compositions penned by Braida, an accomplished pianist whose recent releases include From Here From There (We Insist! Records, 2021), a bewitching duo with Giancarlo Nino Locatelli, were inspired by a drawing his young ...


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Alberto Braida & Wilbert de Joode: reg erg

Read "reg erg" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Action and interaction are at the crossroads when pianist Alberto Braida and bassist Wilbert de Joode get together. The two are improvisers of the first caliber, always looking for the new and different while acknowledging the root that is the take-off point.

Braida has long been active as an improviser, particularly in Europe. He has played and recorded with an equally impressive host of innovators including Giancarlo Locatelli, Fabrizio Spera, Gianfranco Tedeschi, Wadada Leo Smith, Paul ...


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Alberto Braida / Lisle Ellis / Fabrizio Spera: Di Terra

Read "Di Terra" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Di Terra is an international trio composed of New York-based Canadian Lisle Ellis (bass) and Italians Alberto Braida (piano) and Fabrizio Spera (drums). Ellis, the group's senior member, has had an important role in the Canadian improvised music scene, and through the years he's played with Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Peter Brotzmann, and Marilyn Crispell, as well as appearing on over forty recordings. Di Terra is one of Ellis' ongoing projects, and on this eponymous CD the group shines with ...


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