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Roberto Gatto: Traps

Read "Traps" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Drummer Roberto Gatto's quartet pleasingly ensnares a range of contrasting musical quarry without falling into the Traps of pretense and mimicry. Within his strong framework of compositional eloquence and musical economy, Gatto draws on Monk, Latin, Kurt Weill and assorted other influences for a relaxing yet highly expressive program. Gatto is a stalwart in an Italian jazz scene that has matured over the last several decades into a wellspring of creative instrumentalists across a variety of jazz subgenres. Though Gatto ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Roberto Gatto: Traps

Read "Traps" reviewed by John Kelman

Best-known to North American audiences for his work with fellow Italian, trumpeter Enrico Rava on Easy Living (ECM, 2004) and The Words and the Days (ECM, 2007), drummer Roberto Gatto is, nevertheless, a busy artist in his home country, appearing on dozens of albums over the past two decades. He's also a drummer who, like artists including Jack DeJohnette and Peter Erskine, is evolving a discography as a leader that's oftentimes distanced from its rhythm-heavy expectations. That's not ...


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