by Chris M. Slawecki
Italian saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo has been playing and studying music since he was eight. After conservatory studies, Partipilo was engaged to perform by the likes of Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava and Tony Scott. Having spent several months in New York City, Partipilo returned to Italy where he formed the Urban Society project, with whom he recorded two albums for Soul Note Records, and a 2011 live in-concert reprise, Upgrading, for Jazz Engine records. In 2013, Partipilo released Besides: ...read more
by Phil DiPietro
Finding himself at The Right Place, the 33-year-old altoist Gaetano Partipilo shows he's an Italian up-and-comer as exciting as pianist Stefano Bollini or trombonist Gianluca Petrella, with whom he first co-emerged on their recording Up, Up with the Jazz Convention (Schema, 1997).
Partipilo is a complete-game player whose tone and phraseology is an exciting amalgam of alto history, at times recalling the breathiness and liquidity of the Sonny's--both Criss and Fortune--while also capable of the staccato angularity of Steve Coleman ...read more