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Ferdinando Argenti Trio: Live At The Sahara

Read "Live At The Sahara" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Boston-based pianist/vocalist and composer Ferdinando Argenti, originally from Pisa, Italy, delivers an impressive live recording entitled Live At The Sahara, recorded with a trio at the Sahara Club in the town of Methuen, north of Boston. Argenti designs an excellent set of instrumentals and vocals from the contemporary jazz cannon combining music from The Great American ...

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Ferdinando Argenti Trio: Live At The Sahara

Read "Live At The Sahara" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Italian born but now Massachusetts-based resident Argenti is a pianist with multifarious talents which are abundantly showcased in this live trio session recorded in 2013. The opener, “Bloomdido," immediately signals that this band is on fiery form, doing superb justice to Charlie Parker's famous standard. The mood quietens somewhat for the mid-paced “Poinciana" but not without ...

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Ferdinando Argenti: Look For The Silver Lining

Read "Look For The Silver Lining" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Ferdinando Argenti, who originally hails from Pisa in Italy but now resides a few miles outside of Boston, is a musician of diverse talent, not just in his piano playing and singing, but also in his compositional skills. The opener Chick Corea's “Friends" is an homage to its composer, replete with sprightly, florid lines played at ...

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Argenti & Rosa: Boston Gig

Read "Boston Gig" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

When Hank Mobley's “Funk in the Deep Freeze" and Eddie Harris' “Freedom Jazz Dance" are brought close together on a recording, hard bop critical mass occurs, giving rise to music like guitarist Enrico Rosa's “Stress Me" that opens the Argenti/Rosa recording, Boston Gig.

But this is a controlled detonation. So breezy and strolling ...

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Ferdinando Argenti and Enrico Rosa: To the Old Friendship

Read "To the Old Friendship" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ferdinando Argenti follows up his 2000 self-released record Argenti with a brilliant duet recital with fellow Italian guitarist Enrico Rosa. Argenti has spent the last three years wisely, as is abundantly evident in his forward-looking composing and performance. A native of Pisa, Italy, Mr. Argenti received his formal musical training at the Berklee School of Music ...

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Ferdinando Argenti: Argenti

Read "Argenti" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Grazie, Mi Il Amore.

The name Argenti has three significances here. First, it is the name of the Pisa, Italy-native Ferdinando Argenti is pianist-vocalist. Second, it is the name of Mr. Argenti's band. Third, Argenti is his first recording. He is Berklee-educated and his pianism contains hints of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Herbie Hancock. Since ...

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Ferdinando Argenti: Argenti

Read "Argenti" reviewed by Jim Santella

His developmental environments have helped to determine the eclectic nature of Ferdinando Argenti's small group jazz album. As a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the pianist has immersed himself in the world of improvisation. His piano trio original “Pisa Nova" smokes. As a native of Pisa, Italy who grew up listening to ...

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Ferdinando Argenti: Argenti

Read "Argenti" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Italian born Ferdinando Argenti started with piano lessons at the age of seven. Moving to the U. S. in 1984 he attended Berklee College of Music where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Over the years, the pianist/vocalist has worked such jazz notables as Chet Baker , Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler.

On this album, Argenti reveals ...