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Francesco Turrisi

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Francesco Turrisi is a pianist, accordionist and percussionist. He left his native Italy in 1997 to study jazz piano and early music in The Hague royal conservatory, where he obtained a bachelor and a master's degree. Between 2004 and 2007 he played harpsichord and percussion with acclaimed early music ensemble l'Arpeggiata. With l'Arpeggiata he performed at the major early music festivals in Europe and around the world (Turkey, Russia, China). In 2006 he moved to Dublin where he is currently resident and very active as a performer and teacher. Francesco is the founder of Irish ensemble Tarab, a group that experiments with Mediterranean music, jazz improvisation and Irish traditional music

Album

You're The One

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad; You're The One; Yet to Be (feat. Jason Isbell); Wrong Kind Of Right; Another Wasted Life; You Louisiana Man; If You Don't Know How Sweet It Is; Hen In The Foxhouse; Who Are You Dreaming Of; You Put The Sugar In My Bowl; Way Over Yonder; Good Ol' Cider.

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo

Read "Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz 2023 Varie sedi Perugia 7--16.7.2023 50 anni di Umbria Jazz e 90 del suo fondatore e direttore artistico Carlo Pagnotta: un evento unico, festeggiato con un'edizione veramente speciale, ricca di musica e di iniziative collaterali, che ha superato nella programmazione come nella partecipazione del pubblico i livelli degli ultimi ...

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Article: Interview

Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi: Trading Comforts

Read "Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi: Trading Comforts" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


While Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi are often billed as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, respectively, on their latest Nonesuch release, They're Calling Me Home, those categorizations are interchangeable. To be sure, Giddens' voice is a central pillar of the album's tent-like structure, into which she and Turrisi invite lifetimes' worth of emotional timelines. But her viola ...

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Article: Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2020

Read "Brilliant Corners 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days ...

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Article: In Pictures

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi at FolkClub

Read "Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi at FolkClub" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Article: Live Review

Galway Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Galway Jazz Festival 2019 Various venues Galway, Ireland October 2-6, 2019 Bat song may be a first at a jazz festival, but then they do things differently here in Galway. Bats were in and plastic was out. No plastic laminates or cable ties, no plastic on outdoor advertising, no ...

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Article: Interview

Dorothy & George Jacob: Putting Bray On The Jazz Map

Read "Dorothy & George Jacob: Putting Bray On The Jazz Map" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Twenty years is old for a car and really old for a dog, but in jazz festival terms twenty years is perhaps not so long in the tooth. For a jazz festival twenty years means established, with the major storms of the early years weathered, a brand that people recognize and a heap of good will ...

Album

Northern Migrations

Label: Taquin Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Taksim I (Partenze); Isole; Mi Mariposa Hermosa; Carpinese; On the Fourteenth Day; Northern Migrations; Taksim II (Longings); A Thousand Tears Old; Ostinato; Toccata Cromatica; Passacalio; Volo Meglio Solo; Taksim III (Il Ritorno).

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Article: Album Review

Francesco Turrisi: Northern Migrations

Read "Northern Migrations" reviewed by Ian Patterson


For his fifth album as leader Dublin-based Italian pianist Francesco Turrisi strikes out on his own with his first solo piano recording--a format he's well used to in a live setting. These thirteen compositions/improvisations were inspired by his family's migration north from Sicily to Turin, and subsequently by his own northern migrations--first to The Netherlands where ...


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