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AVA Trio: Digging the Sand

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In 2017 the AVA Trio released their debut album Music from an Imaginary Land (Tritone Records) and promptly made their mark by earning spots on several year-end polls. That inaugural release was a unique amalgamation of ethnic influences and free improvisation. With the release of Digging the Sand, the group continues to mine the imagination and avoid the cliché-riddled and well-worn paths. Amsterdam-based baritone saxophonist Giuseppe Doronzo has a background that includes jazz improvisation, classical and non-western music. ...

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Giuseppe Doronzo: Goya

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Italian baritone saxophonist Giuseppe Doronzo is the type of restless artist that continually looks for new resources from which to expand on the language of his instrument. In recent years he has utilized a variety of format platforms as launching points. With the self-titled debut of the quintet Falga (Self-Produced, 2016) and the subsequent AVA Trio release Music From An Imaginary Land (TryTone, 2017), Doronzo worked in formations that had distinct global influences (and personnel) that were reflected in the ...

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AVA Trio: Music From An Imaginary Land

Read "Music From An Imaginary Land" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The recently formed AVA Trio has a distinctly original sound that blends the musical influences of the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Western jazz on their debut recording Music From An Imaginary Land. The three young musicians play original compositions that owe more to jazz than to global influences but they incorporate their native heritages, along with somewhat unusual instrumentation, to form some unique ideas. Bassist Esat Ekincioglu is Turkish and though still in his twenties, has worked in pop, ...


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