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Alessandro Carabelli

A jazz pianist and composer with strong background in the fields of classical music, jazz music, music history, harmony and composition, Alessandro Carabelli has over 25 years experience as a performer in international jazz events.

After M.S. in Economics from Milan University, Alessandro Carabelli received a solid musical training, obtaining his Diploma in jazz piano, harmony and composition from the Milan Jazz School, and he has attended of seminars in harmony and composition led by major musicians: Ennio Morricone, Chick Corea, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessel, Marco Detto.

Between 1987 and 1993 he earned important awards in the field of piano improvisation, taking part in international competitions in Stresa (Italy).

After an experience in NYC at Juilliard School of Music, he performed in international concerts and festivals in Europe as in Wien, Luzern, Lugano, Utrecht, Dortmund, Monaco, Menton, Roma, Sanremo, Milano, Orvieto, Varese, Castellanza, Piacenza, Tourin and in the most prestigious clubs touring the U.S. and Europe.

One of Italy’s leading jazz pianists, over the course of his career he has performed and recorded with some of the most important musicians such as Bob Mover, John Arnold, Gary Windo, Sheila Jordan, Franco Ambrosetti, Lee Konitz, Rosario Bonaccorso, Bobby Durham, Flavio Boltro, Manu Carré, Tino Tracanna, Franco Cerri, Enzo Scoppa, Dodo Goja, Giulio Visibelli, Emanuele Cisi, Carlo Atti, Stefano Bagnoli, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Ricci, Gianni Cazzola, Tony Arco, Mauro Battisti, Andrea Dulbecco, Bebo Ferra, Paolino dalla Porta, Marco Ricci, Giovanni Falzone, Marco Vaggi, Marco Micheli, Lucio Terzano, Maxx Furian, Massimo Morriconi among them.

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RTSI, Rete Due - (Radio-TV) - Switzerland - December 2006

‘[….] Alessandro Carabelli is a refined pianist and composer, able to proportion technical skill and lyricism. [….]. Carabelli’s music is harmonious and creates fantastic rhythm and atmosphere, fighting spirit and simplicity; the themes flow naturally, and their musicality is wonderful [….] Alessandro Carabelli’s group sounds like an experienced ensemble, especially thanks to Luciano Zadro’s guitar, Diego Mascherpa’s and Franco Ambrosetti’s precision, and Alessandro Carabelli’s lyricism: the result is an uncommonly pleasant CD [….] Alessandro Carabelli is one of the most interesting representatives of contemporary jazz.”

All About Jazz - Usa - November 2006

The group led by pianist Alessandro Carabelli confirms being an excellent modern jazz ensemble, that we already appreciated in their previous album, “Over and out”; here, in addition, the presence of Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti stands out in few tracks. The band keeps the same natural, though fresh and sincere musical style, through songs mostly composed by Carabelli; the tracks are highly dynamic, versatile but never banal, and a bit of a “Jarrett-style” atmosphere animates tracks drawing inspiration from our tradition, in which each component can amply express his skills as a soloist

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Indaco

Nagel Heyer Records
2017

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Aphrodite

Nagel Heyer Records
2006

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Over and Out

Unknown label
2004

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Aphrodite

From: Aphrodite
By Alessandro Carabelli

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