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Alessandro Sgobbio

Since his debut piano solo album “Aforismi Protestanti”, Alessandro keeps expanding his own personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. He’s earned master’s degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy). Alessandro has released 11 albums as a leader, co-leader, composer, pianist and producer, including the Debra’s Dream Sextet and the CHARM trio. He regularly tours Europe, China and the US with his co-led project Pericopes+1, recognized as “a cleverly unorthodox trio” (Musica Jazz) as well as “an authentic surprise” (All About Jazz)

Up

Label: Losen Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Wonderland; Ucronia; Disco Gagarin; The Earth´s Shape; Danza di Kuwa; Martyrlied; Gorod Malinov; La Rentrée; Sultans of Swing.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pericopes+1: Up

Read "Up" reviewed by Geno Thackara

For a recording titled Up, this one sure spends a lot of time going sideways. Cue the opening track and you're carried away on waves of briskly-flowing piano and saxophone as if there isn't a thing in the world to worry about. The feel becomes a bit more angular with the next, the drums leaning somewhat ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Silent Fires: Forests

Read "Forests" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non è solo un affascinante progetto elettroacustico questo debutto del quartetto italo-norvegese Silent Fires, comprendente Alessandro Sgobbio al pianoforte (autore di tutte le composizioni), Hilde Marie Holsen alla tromba ed elettronica, Håkon Aase al violino e percussioni e la cantante Karoline Wallace. In opere simili è molto forte il rischio di cadere in superficialità, eccessi estetizzanti ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Jon Christensen + Carla Bley, Reverso, Jason Palmer & Other New Releases

Read "Jon Christensen + Carla Bley, Reverso, Jason Palmer & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Second part of this week's review of new and upcoming releases [for the first part click here], showcasing new ECM releases by Carla Bley and Oded Tzur, the nordic forays of pianist Alessandro Sgobbio with his new project Silent Fires and a preview of the stunning new album by Jason Palmer which was recorded live at ...

Forests

Label: Amp Music & Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: En Astheneía; From The Entrance Of Love; Similar Lymphs; Luce Della Perfezione; Love; Silent Fires; Qâf; Prajnà; The Light Of The Lights; Banyak; Alla Volta Del Sole.

What What

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: La Danse Des Holothuries; Tzukiji; Cocteau; Danza Di Kuwa; What What; Martyrlied; The Windmills Trail; Orat 29; The Windmills Trail (reprise)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pericopes: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Prosegue con successo il percorso di Pericopes+1, qui al secondo album dopo l'allargamento a trio del duo del pianista Alessandro Sgobbio e del tenorsassofonista Emiliano Vernizzi, trio che già aveva realizzato nel 2015 l'eccellente These Human Beings. Stavolta i tre approdano all'etichetta Auand per pubblicare un disco registrato presso l'Artesuono di Stefano Amerio, frutto ...

Legacy

Label: Auand Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: (intro); Zardis; Markveien; November Tears; Legacy; Grossetto; Reverences; Red Sand Town; Wie Die Blumen; Major’s 10;

Debra Shaw : Debra's Dream

Label: Debra Shaw
Released: 2015


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