Federico Ughi is characteristically splendid, his drums serving as much more than a rhythmic undercurrent... Steven Loewy, Cadence Magazine
Federico Ughi is a drummer and composer based in New York.
Federico Ughi's music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Ornette Coleman has been a major influence for Federico as well as a mentor.
Born in Rome, Italy in 1972 Federico relocated to London at age 21 to play music, from there moving to New York in 2000 again to play music. He has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since.
He has performed or recorded with Daniel Carter, William Parker, Eri Yamamoto, Darius Jones, The Cinematic Orchestra among others. Federico Ughi has perfomed throughout Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and the US.
Federico Ughi is characteristically splendid, his drums
serving as much more than a rhythmic undercurrent...
Ughi seems less concerned with the usual strategies of Free
Jazz, although much of what he writes falls in that genre, than
with the integration of improvisation and composition in a
seamless unit that meshes melodic abstraction with
sophisticated writing. All Music
All Music (USA) it is clearly Ughi’s game, with the drummer
nudging, cajoling, and pushing the limits
Signal To Noise (USA) Drummer Federico Ughi is a different
kind of foil
Jazz Journal International (UK) ..