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Matteo Sabattini: Metamorpho

Read "Metamorpho" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazz can broadly be divided into that which mines the past for inspiration and that which doesn't. Alto saxophonist Matteo Sabattini demonstrated on Dawning (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2011)--his debut as leader for the Catalan label--that he's an unabashed modernist. Sabattini and his New York Quintet take an unhurried approach to these ten compositions where melodic ...

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Matteo Sabattini: Metamorpho

Read "Metamorpho" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Quando si finisce di ascoltare il nuovo disco di Matteo Sabattini, la prima cosa che rimane impressa è l'attenzione alla scomposizione ritmica. Questa ricerca quasi ossessiva sembra essere il filo rosso, l'intento progettuale che unisce la maggior parte delle composizioni. Questo non significa che Sabattini ci abbia propinato una serie di esercizi di stile, perché, per ...

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Matteo Sabattini: Metamorpho

Read "Metamorpho" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Saxophonist Matteo Sabattini's Dawning (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2011) delivered a potent shot of modernism in direct fashion, and though this followup occasionally finds him treading on similar ground, he does so in more expansive, low key and exploratory fashion. Sabattini has a tendency and willingness to look toward the horizon, work in the shadows and ...

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Matteo Sabattini: Dawning

Read "Dawning" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Perhaps due to New York's dynamism--and no doubt in part the result of the city's pivotal role in jazz's history--New York jazz ensembles are frequently characterized by bold playing and a hard edge that's arguably less common in many European jazz groups. Italian-born alto saxophonist Matteo Sabattini's New York Quintet builds a bridge between a melodic ...

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Jazzkaar 2011: Tallinn, Estonia, Days 7-8

Read "Jazzkaar 2011: Tallinn, Estonia, Days 7-8" reviewed by John Kelman

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Dave Liebman Quintet / European Jazz Orchestra
Jazzkaar Festival 2011
Tallinn, Estonia
April 26-27, 2011

As Jazzkaar 2011 heads into the home stretch, it's important to remember that, with Tallinn selected as European Capital of Culture for 2011, ...

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Matteo Sabattini: Dawning

Read "Dawning" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A sense of melody seems to be sacrificed in a lot of modern jazz these days, as newcomers try to get some press as the next big thing by subscribing to a stranger-is-better aesthetic. Matteo Sabattini is a rare exception, an alto saxophonist whose music is unique in its provision of comfort and a natural sense ...