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Giovanni Maier: The Talking Bass

Read "The Talking Bass" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Students of jazz have long known that the bassist can be the hippest musician on the bandstand, constantly listening, and rarely featured. That's why, when a first class bassist like Giovanni Maier gets a chance to lead and present his compositions, it should be a special event. That is just what The Talking Bass is: a vehicle to feature not only his playing, but his writing as well.Maier is a constant sideman to the likes of Stefano Battaglia, ...

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Giovanni Maier: Technicolor

Read "Technicolor" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Italian Giovanni Maier proves that everything old can be new (meaning fresh) again. The conservatory trained bassist has been a member of the Italian Instabile Orchestra, The Enten Eller project, and the bands of Enrico Rava and Stefano Battaglia. This two-disc release finds Maier's quartet of two electric keyboards Alfonso Santimone and Giorgio Pacorig and drummer Zeno de Rossi with Maier playing electric bass and some cello, augmented by two electric guitars.

Maier's quartet Turtle Soup immediately reminds ...


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