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Daniele Cavallanti / Tiziano Tononi: Rings Of Fire

Read "Rings Of Fire" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Poet Robert Browning may not have written the line, “a man's reach should exceed his grasp" with musicians Daniele Cavallanti and Tiziano Tononi in mind. But if he were to listen to some of their music, he might just have added, “and sometimes, they get a hold of something special out there."Rings Of Fire, a two-part suite, follows the duo's longtime collaborative efforts, which include time in the Italian Instabile Orchestra and on the discs Awake Nu / ...

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Daniele Cavallanti Electric Unit: Smoke Inside

Read "Smoke Inside" reviewed by Mark Corroto

I've got this ringing in my ears! That's electric jazz, son; trust me, it's good for you.

Italian saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti, best known for his work in Nexus and the Italian Instabile Orchestra with drummer Tiziano Tononi, assembled this Electric Unit not to play fusion, but the electric music handed down by founding fathers Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Al Foster, Steve Grossman, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman and others.

Cavallanti's mission on Smoke Inside is accomplished with the aforementioned help of ...

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Daniele Cavallanti Quartet: Holystone

Read "Holystone" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

More good news from the shores of Italy! As tenor saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and his quartet engages in a blustery approach, awash with vigorous interplay amid the leader’s corpulent tone. The band wastes little time getting to the point during the opener titled, “Minutes.” Here, bassist Giovanni Maier’s dynamic, finger-snapping ostinatos serve as the foundation for Cavallanti, and trumpeter Luca Calabrese’s broiling, lyrically rich unison choruses. They also intertwine elements of 60’s “Blue Note Records,” type fare with investigative, free-flowing ...


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