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Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo Desaparecer Completamente (How to Disappear Completely)

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Argentinian pianist Marco Sanguinetti has brought his imaginative, genre-crossing sensibility to projects like “8" (2014), an album of original, Latin-inspired pieces filtered through thoroughly modern stylistic devices, and his work with Pibe-A, which has recorded tributes to Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon" and Radiohead's “Kid A." Given his track record of eclecticism and ambition, his decision to release a 90-minute double album of Radiohead material doesn't really seem that audacious. Sanguinetti's sound owes a lot to ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo Desaparecer Completamente

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The first time that Brad Mehldau covered Radiohead's “Paranoid Android" on Largo (Warner Bros, 2002), the idea of jazz interpretations of alternative rock songs was a bit more of a novelty even if a concept that Mehldau had long embraced. That said, taking on a double-disc set dedicated to the output of one pop entity is typically reserved for a group with a body of quality work such as The Beatles. Argentinian pianist Marco Sanguinetti takes on the task of ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo Desaparecer Completamente

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Devoting an entire album to another artist's songs is a tradition with, let's say, a checkered history. It can be done out of anything from genuine love to simple goofy novelty. The results are sometimes honorable or even transcendent, other times often pointless copies or cheap money grabs (remember that early-noughties flood of string quartet tributes covering any band that played outside their own garage). Radiohead seemed to invite more covers than most, from the classical-ish piano treatments of Christopher ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: 8

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Argentine pianist and composer Marco Sanguinetti had established a solid and unique style with his solo effort Improvisiones (MDR, 2005). His penchant for emphasizing percussive effects and recurring variations of phrases are elements that he has consistently employed in his recordings. With El otro (Acqua, 2011) he placed a stronger prominence on lyricism while maintaining a high-density attack. Taking his skills to a new level is what 8 is about and Sanguinetti raises the bar adding stratums of texture, multiple ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: 8

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Argentine pianist Marco Sanguinetti mocks any attempt to position himself in a defined style or genre. This gifted composer and jazz improviser and his trio Pibe-A previously recorded complete interpretations of Radiohead's Kid A and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. But on his fourth solo project, 8 he deliberately focused to write compositions with distinct aesthetics. Sanguinetti's compositions mirror his search for local, urban sounds of his hometown, Buenos Aires. The recording of his ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: 8

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From jny: Buenos Aires, pianist and composer Marco Sanguinetti digs art from numerous sources to create a feeling which is unique. Quite inspired, Sanguinetti along with his Pibe A group did a remake in 2010 of Radiohead's album Kid A, retorted in 2012 with a remake of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, and was behind several compositions for dance works. Sanguinetti's original work includes Improvisiones (MDR 2005), Los procesos de Franz (Acqua records 2011) El ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: 8

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8 is the new album by Marco Sanguinetti, who has been around for a little while. Sanguinetti has made three previous albums Improvisiones (MDR 2005), Franz Processes (2008), The Other (2011) and now8, the last three being produced on the Acqua label. He has played with Rodrigo Gomez, Leila Cherro (who also plays on '8'), La Bomba de Tiempo and has been involved in many audio visual projects. Since 2008 Sanguinetti has collaborated as musical director with the dancer and ...


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