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Fabio Morgera and Turbulence at Fat Cat

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Fabio Morgera and TurbulenceFat CatNew York, New York The trumpeter and composer Fabio Morgera brought warmth to a genre better known for being cool, as he led his “freejazzfunk" band, Turbulence, through hushed moments and energetic surges of music. His music was upbeat and daring--the kind of music that doesn't want to be kept up with. Jazz often feels like a thing of the past, something delicate that cultured New Yorkers occasionally dust off ...

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Fabio Morgera: Neapolitan Heart

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Trumpeter/producer Fabio Morgera's first album release was Take One (Red Records) in 1988. Hailing from Naples and in 2010 a New York City resident, Morgera recorded several notable collections in the 1990s and 2000s. As a leader Slick (Red Records, 1999) and Colors (Red Records, 2002); as a sideman J.D. Allen's In Search Of (Red Records, 1999); and with the Red Stars collective Red Stars (Red Records, 2004). Morgera also produced In Search Of and Pablo Bobrowicky's New York Connections ...

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Fabio Morgera: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Faaaaaaabio has a chromatic fantasy...

Fabio Morgera released his Red Records' debut, Slick , in 1999. That recording boasted a fully formed brass style for the trumpeter/flugelhornist. On that recording, Morgera directed a little-big band and he has continued that trend on his new Red Records' release, Colors. Colors is very much a concept album filled with tasty post bop and contemporary pieces, all composed, arranged, and performed at the highest level. Morgera's tone and attack have broadened and his ...

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Fabio Morgera: Slick

Read "Slick" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Fab-ba-ba-ba-bio!. Slick is a brand-spanking new release from Sergio Veschi's Red Records. It is a disc in keeping with both his goals of capturing only the top-drawer of jazz and documenting Italian jazz musicians. Fabio Morgera is a talented trumpeter/flugelhornist who has assembled an exceptional medium sized group of his fellow countrymen. Morgera and his group play a smart accessible brand of Hard/Post Bop that is full of life and invention whether an up-beat barn- burning blues ...


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