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Tino Tracanna & Paolino Dalla Porta (Splasc: Nudes

Read "Nudes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Nudes represents a collection of aural portraits brought to us by saxophonist Tino Tracanna and double bassist Paolino Dalla Porta consisting of duet performances that might be analogous to the visual arts as the musicians artfully sculpt detailed curvatures of sound. Yet, the ten compositions presented here symbolize a bit more than just an agreeable set of tone poem incantations! The musicians kick matters into high gear on works such as “Born In The Zoo” where Tracanna sustains expressive lines ...

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Tino Tracanna/Corrado Guarino (SPLASC: Gesualdo

Read "Gesualdo" reviewed by David Adler

This is an Italian crew playing music of Italian pedigree, and playing it with an impeccably contemporary jazz flair. Five of the nine tracks are by Gesualdo da Venosa, a post-Renaissance composer whose dates are 1560–1613. The remaining four tracks were inspired by Gesualdo but composed by conductor/arranger Corrado Guarino, except for “Itene," by saxophonist Tino Tracanna. Guarino also arranged the Gesualdo pieces.Jazz has been borrowing from classical music for decades, but seldom has anyone gone back as ...


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