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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: 9

Read "9" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

After Cómo Desaparecer Completamente (Self Produced, 2016), a collection of Radiohead covers, Argentinian pianist/composer Marco Sanguinetti returns to a program of his compositions. The instrumentation is similar to its predecessor 8 (Acqua Records, 2014): an unusual combination of piano, turntable, cello, double bass, drums, and occasional guitar. So while it is primarily an acoustic ensemble, the ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Geno Thackara

I always say it when recapping every year, and it's been truer than ever for me since I was fortunate to join All About Jazz at the start of 2016: there's always too much great stuff to take in. There are always too many albums we don't get around to during the year and too little ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo Desaparecer Completamente (How to Disappear Completely)

Read "Cómo Desaparecer Completamente (How to Disappear Completely)" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Argentinian pianist Marco Sanguinetti has brought his imaginative, genre-crossing sensibility to projects like “8" (2014), an album of original, Latin-inspired pieces filtered through thoroughly modern stylistic devices, and his work with Pibe-A, which has recorded tributes to Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon" and Radiohead's “Kid A." Given his track record of eclecticism and ambition, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo Desaparecer Completamente

Read "Cómo Desaparecer Completamente" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The first time that Brad Mehldau covered Radiohead's “Paranoid Android" on Largo (Warner Bros, 2002), the idea of jazz interpretations of alternative rock songs was a bit more of a novelty even if a concept that Mehldau had long embraced. That said, taking on a double-disc set dedicated to the output of one pop entity is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: Cómo desaparecer completamente

Read "Cómo desaparecer completamente" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Devoting an entire album to another artist's songs is a tradition with, let's say, a checkered history. It can be done out of anything from genuine love to simple goofy novelty. The results are sometimes honorable or even transcendent, other times often pointless copies or cheap money grabs (remember that early-noughties flood of string quartet tributes ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: 8

Read "8" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Argentine pianist and composer Marco Sanguinetti had established a solid and unique style with his solo effort Improvisiones (MDR, 2005). His penchant for emphasizing percussive effects and recurring variations of phrases are elements that he has consistently employed in his recordings. With El otro (Acqua, 2011) he placed a stronger prominence on lyricism while maintaining a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: 8

Read "8" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Argentine pianist Marco Sanguinetti mocks any attempt to position himself in a defined style or genre. This gifted composer and jazz improviser and his trio Pibe-A previously recorded complete interpretations of Radiohead's Kid A and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. But on his fourth solo project, 8 he deliberately focused to write compositions with ...

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Marco Sanguinetti: 8

Read "8" reviewed by Mehdi El Mouden

From jny: Buenos Aires, pianist and composer Marco Sanguinetti digs art from numerous sources to create a feeling which is unique. Quite inspired, Sanguinetti along with his Pibe A group did a remake in 2010 of Radiohead's album Kid A, retorted in 2012 with a remake of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marco Sanguinetti: 8

Read "8" reviewed by Sammy Stein

8 is the new album by Marco Sanguinetti, who has been around for a little while. Sanguinetti has made three previous albums Improvisiones (MDR 2005), Franz Processes (2008), The Other (2011) and now8, the last three being produced on the Acqua label. He has played with Rodrigo Gomez, Leila Cherro (who also plays on '8'), La ...