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Hu Vibrational: Timeless

Read "Timeless" reviewed by Geno Thackara

An Adam Rudolph recording is less a collection of musical pieces than of sound paintings. The elements he works with are musical ones--any instrument known to mankind might be used, and often even used to play notes--but traditions of form and melody tend to be tossed out the window from the start. The tones are treated as daubs of paint on a palette, splashed here and there whenever they will add something to whichever imaginary landscape he is evoking at ...

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IDR - Italian Doc Remix: Pandemonium

Read "Pandemonium" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Chitarrista e compositore campano da tempo trasferitosi a New York, Marco Cappelli da qualche anno ha messo in piedi, assieme al percussionista italo-americano Jim Pugliese, una formazione denominata IDR, Italian Doc Remix, composta in larga parte da italiani residenti negli Stati Uniti o da italo-americani, con i quali “gioca" con la tradizione delle sue terre, rinnovandola con strumenti e arrangiamenti contemporanei che attingono ampiamente a stilemi jazzistici senza abbandonare forme espressive tradizionali, ma anche filtrandola attraverso il modo in cui ...

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Noir Landscapes: Marco Cappelli's Remarkable Artistry

Read "Noir Landscapes: Marco Cappelli's Remarkable Artistry" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Marco Cappelli's remarkable career is one marked by voracious curiosity and great diversity. Blending his Mediterranean roots with the avant-garde of the improvised and contemporary classical scenes has led him to collaborate with the likes of Anthony Coleman, Michel Godard, Butch Morris, Enrico Rava, Marc Ribot. This mixtape features highlights from projects led by this electic Italian-born, Brooklyn-based, forward looking guitarist. Marco Cappelli's Nesbø Project “Bat Hunt" from Norwegian Landscapes (Da Vinci) 0:00 Marco ...

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Marco Cappelli: The American Dream

Read "The American Dream" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Things get lost in translation. It's inevitable, and it's not just words and meaning. Cultural things morph. Take a Venetian or Roman to an Olive Garden restaurant in America and she won't recognize much on the menu, or send an American to Puglia with the task of finding a pizza pocket. Some things just don't translate.Such is not the case with hipness. What is cool in Milano is happening in Brooklyn. When Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli, the Italian ...

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Marco Cappelli: Extreme Guitar Project

Read "Extreme Guitar Project" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

The talented Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli's love affair with New York City began with a trip in 2002, which led to him commissioning a series of compositions for solo guitar. That set of pieces--the “Extreme Guitar Project --is a remarkable collection, allowing at once a variety of vantages of the composers, the interpreter and the guitar. The pieces were written by guitarists and non-guitarists (not all New Yorkers), and all take advantage of his unusual, customized instrument, a classical guitar ...

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The Jazz Session #307: Marco Cappelli

The Jazz Session #307: Marco Cappelli

Source: AAJ Staff

Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli's new DVD is In The Shadow Of No Towers, a multimedia project exploring September 11 and its aftermath. The project features an animated graphic novel by artist Art Spiegelman (Maus) and narration by actor John Turturro. In this interview, Cappelli talks about how this remarkable project came to exist; the interesting history of the band that made the music for the DVD; and how he came to play his current modified guitar. Also featured in this ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Meta Records



41st Parallel Records


Resonant Bodies

Meta Records


The American Dream

Mode Records


Watch The Walls...

Underwolf Records



From: Timeless
By Marco Cappelli


From: Resonant Bodies
By Marco Cappelli


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