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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 12 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. Alessandro’s newest release “Forests” (with his Oslo-based quartet called “Silent Fires”) is a collective exploration around the theme of Spirituality in its multiple meanings

Album

Piano Music

Label: Amp Music & Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Fireflies; Zolla; Atma Mater; Ghaza; Racemi; Third Ward (Elegy); Acqua Granda; Feuilles; Third Ward (Coda).

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Article: Album Review

Alessandro Sgobbio: Piano Music

Read "Piano Music" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


We ask our artists to give us something of themselves. The solo piano format is a superior way to do this--the musican alone at the piano, no collaboration; and Italian composer/pianist Alessandro Sgobbio presents the essence of his being with his first solo recording, Piano Music. The music is a diary of Sgobbio's experiences ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

An Eclectic Selection Of New Releases

Read "An Eclectic Selection Of New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show a host of new releases from Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Chris Torkewitz, Hendrik Meurkins & The WDR Big Band, The Relay, Kate Wyatt, Alessandro Sgobbio, Robert Lee and Pablo Moser. There are also two brand new albums from Gordon Grdina, the reissue of a 20 year live recording from Peter Brötzmann, Milford Graves, ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto

Read "Mauro Gargano: il contrabbasso è il mio giardino segreto" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mauro Gargano, contrabbassista e compositore barese da molti anni residente a Parigi, ha pubblicato nell'ultimo anno e mezzo due album, Nuages e Feed, assai diversi tra loro per formazione, stili e atmosfere, ma entrambi molto interessanti e personali. Siamo andati a parlarne con lui, anche per conoscere la sua storia e quella dei jazzisti italiani trasferitisi ...

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Article: Album Review

Mauro Gargano: Feed

Read "Feed" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


A pochi mesi dall'uscita del ben diverso Nuages, il contrabbassista Mauro Gargano affronta a proprio modo il piano trio, scegliendo come partner un altro italiano che, come lui, vive e lavora in Francia, il pianista Alessandro Sgobbio--membro anche degli eccellenti Pericopes ed Hitra--e un grande della batteria d'oltralpe qual è Christophe Marguet--collaboratore tra gli altri di ...

Album

Feed

Label: Digginmusic Prod
Released: 2021
Track listing: Feed; Full Brain; Ilvas’s Dilemma; Keep Distance; Look Beyond the Window; Lost Wishes; The Red Road; The Secret Garden.

Album

Transparence

Label: Amp Music & Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Lebtit; Sêtu; Künftiges; The Perfect Light Of Sandstad; Cité Des Poètes; Labtayt; To See Was To Be; Lebenslauf.

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Article: Album Review

Hilmar Jensson: Transparence

Read "Transparence" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Given that not one of the eight tracks definingTransparence, the darkly compelling debut from Norway's Hitra, runs longer than six minutes, the quartet covers a lot of ground. Like a ticket out of isolation, Transparence transports your homebound head to the grey expanse of Northern Atlantic skies. Billowing by design, their clouds of music make you ...

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News: Recording

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

HITRA plays imaginative original music and improvisations. A project born at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in jny: Oslo, HITRA reunites four artists who have extensively investigated contemporary art forms. The band is made up of pianist and composer Alessandro Sgobbio, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, Jo Berger Myhre on bass and Øyvind Skarbø on drums. The band has ...


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