Jazz Articles about Gabriele Mirabassi
by Chris May
Is Italian clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi's Canto Di Ebano jazz? Traditionalists would probably say no, for the album owes little to the American jazz tradition, and even less to the African-American strand within it. But will jazz fans enjoy it? Yes, certainly, many of them, for the music is rich in rhythmic vitality, spontaneity, lyricism and improvisation, all essential ingredients in most people's definition of jazz.
Mirabassi undoubtedly considers himself a jazz musician, at least in part, and formed ...read more
by John Kelman
The music of Brazil is an entire subculture unto itself. While populists may associate it with the smooth sounds of Jobim and Gilberto, it's just as much the ethnic folk music of Gismonti and Vasconcelos as it is the classical leanings of Villa-Lobos. That being said, when Italian clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi first recorded with guitarist Sergio Assad and became known, as a result, to another Brazilian guitarist/composer, Guinga, a collaboration was soon in the offing.
Guinga, while not ...read more