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Augusto Pirodda: The Monkey and The Monk

Read "The Monkey and The Monk" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pianista sardo da molti anni trasferitosi in Belgio, Augusto Pirodda è nel tempo stato autore, con formazioni diverse, di assai pregevoli lavori, l'ultimo dei quali è il singolare duetto con la cantante Emilia Vancini And If You Fall, You Fall. Qui lo troviamo alla guida di un settetto composto, accanto alla ritmica, da tre fiati e una voce, che fa uso anche di elettronica. Il lavoro---definito nel sottotitolo “Concerto per settetto in tre movimenti"--include tutte composizioni del leader (unica eccezione ...

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Emilia Vancini, Augusto Pirodda: And If You Fall, You Fall

Read "And If You Fall, You Fall" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Duetto tra musicisti nostrani che ormai da tempo vivono all'estero, questo breve album—mezz'ora scarsa di musica—è un fulgido esempio di come si possa ancora trattare del materiale tradizionale donandogli freschezza e originalità. Siamo infatti di fronte a un “semplice" duo tra voce femminile e pianoforte all'opera su un repertorio di notissimi standard; e tuttavia i protagonisti, cioè la cantante residente in Olanda Emilia Vancini e il pianista cagliaritano residente in Belgio Augusto Pirodda, si prendono i rischi necessari per offrire ...

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Emilia Vancini: And If You Fall, You Fall

Read "And If You Fall, You Fall" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is a post-modern, deconstructive spirit in music existing within the anabolic-catabolic dichotomy of composition and performance. This spirit manifests in the same impetus that compels inquisitive minds to take things apart and put them back together differently, if not improving them, then revealing, from a different cleave, some previously unseen aspect of the whole. A master of such is pianist Martial Solal, who has spent a career casually dropping notes here and there, stringing them together, slowly, into a ...

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Augusto Pirodda: No Comment

Read "No Comment" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A standard comic-strip theme presents the wise man sitting cross-legged on a remote mountain top, contemplating life, the human condition, God. A searcher from the temporal world below climbs the mountain and asks the wise man a question of profound importance. The last frame of the strip is a joke, the wise man's answer that steers the potentially sublime into the depths of the ridiculous; a good laugh at our expense. But the universal quest for truth remains constant, and ...

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Emilia Vancini And Augusto Pirodda Album Release: "And If You Fall, You Fall"

Emilia Vancini And Augusto Pirodda Album Release: "And If You Fall, You Fall"

Source: Emilia Vancini

Benelux-based duo Emilia Vancini (voice) and Augusto Pirodda (piano) released their album titled And if you fall, you fall on May 30th. After a collaboration of more than a decade, the two Italian expat musicians entered the studio in July 2019 to record an album that is truly in the moment and captures the spontaneity of their approach to the standard jazz repertoire. The album features a collection of jazz standards and is the result of nine hours of live ...



Augusto Pirodda, with Paul Motian and Gary Peacock - No Comment (2011)

Augusto Pirodda, with Paul Motian and Gary Peacock - No Comment (2011)

Source: Something Else!

Pianist Augusto Pirodda, on his fifth long player, plays with the melodic, insinuating sensitivity that belies his brief recording career. In fact, No Comment, put to tape in 2009 but just out on the German label Jazzwerkstatt, is often off-handedly bold in that way. The opener, “It Begins Like This," is actually the initial soundcheck performed with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Gary Peacock. They seem to have quickly settled, unbidden, into symbiotic roles. Pirodda's “So?" finds the pianist slowly ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Monkey and The...

El Negocito Records


No Comment

Jazzwerkstatt Berlin-brandenburg E.v.



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