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Roberto Bonati + ParmaFrontiere Orchestra: La fòla de l’oca/Overtime

Read "La fòla de l’oca/Overtime" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Bassist/composer Roberto Bonati is one of the most imaginative and creative composers working in 2023. His past recordings evidence a fondness for literary and philosophical concerns, grand conceits that his compositional skills are more than able to match. A Silvery Silence: fragments from Moby Dick (MM Records 2006) pondered obsession versus conscience, while The Blanket of the Dark, a Study for Lady Macbeth ( MM Records, 2001) explored Shakespeare's -and Verdi's -tragic themes from the lady's perspective. Le Rêve du ...

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Roberto Dani: Lontano

Read "Lontano" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Roberto Dani è uno dei più originali e creativi interpreti della batteria nel nostro paese e non solo. Lo si ascolta in numerosi gruppi nei quali mette a frutto la propria sensibilità su piatti e pelli, come recentemente accaduto nel trio di Stefano Battaglia in The River of Anyder. Sensibilità che porta all'estremo in lavori sperimentali come questo Lontano, per solo batteria preparata dalla quale emergono suoni sfumati, melodie, richiami, atmosfere sospese ed evocative. Il lavoro si apre con un'introduzione, ...

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Roberto Dani (Splasc: Images

Read "Images" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Italian Drummer/percussionist and here composer and leader of the date simply titled Images, Roberto Dani is no stranger to these American shores while currently touring with New York City based pianist Mika Pohjola and previous stints with Lee Konitz, Tim Berne and others. With this release Dani teams with renowned British vocalist Norma Winstone along with cellist Henning Sieverts, and pianist Glauco Venier.

Dani’s premise for this lovely set of musical tone poems is based upon his thoughts, emotions and ...


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