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Luca Luciano: Partenope

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Italian composer/clarinetist Luca Luciano holds a unique position as the only fulltime jazz-clarinet/classical music professor in the UK, a chair he holds at Leeds College of Music. His previous recording, Neaopolis (Redkite Records, 2004)--a suite accompanied by pianist Franco Piccino--was a thrilling exploration of the relationship between composed and improvised music, and highlighted Luciano's facility in drawing together diverse musical idioms quite seamlessly. Partenope follows a similar approach, minus piano, as part of the clarinetist's ongoing exploration of extended techniques ...


Take Five With Luca Luciano

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Meet Luca Luciano: Luca is a noted Italian clarinetist and composer who now makes his home in London, having developed an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso around the UK and overseas via recordings and concert hall appearances (Masterful Clarinet, Musician Magazine).Professor of both jazz and classical clarinet, he started his career at a very young age (only twelve) performing at one of the most prestigious concert-halls of his home town Naples, appeared on television nationwide ...


Take Five With Luca Luciano

Read "Take Five With Luca Luciano" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Luca Luciano: Clarinetist and composer Luca Luciano is a “classically trained Italian virtuoso resident in London" (Jazz UK) who is also visiting lecturer of both jazz and classical clarinet at the Leeds College of Music and very much appreciated in the UK and overseas for his unique style (Jazz Journal International wrote about avant-garde) and the quality of his compositions. He is also quoted in books about the clarinet repertoire. He started his career at a very young age ...


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