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Jay D'Amico

Composer, arranger and pianist Jay D'Amico, who made a strong impact on the jazz scene with his release of Ponte Novello in 2001, has returned to the inspirations of Italy on his new release, Tuscan Prelude. The recording is a further exploration of D'Amico's unique fusion of jazz and classical influences and features eleven original compositions that D'Amico penned during one of his frequent visits to Italy. "Tuscany holds a special place in my heart because of the Renaissance and the timeless art and music that that era has given us," says D'Amico. "I've studied both classical and jazz music, and I love them both," he continues, as he explains his approach

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Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass

Label: Consolidated Artists Productions
Released: 2010
Track listing: Invention in E Minor; M.L. Warmup; Earth Day Theme; Prelude in C Minor; The Dove; Fantasia; Ballata; Italian Waltz; Irish Invention; Waltz in Db; Invention in Eb; Lullaby; Nocturne.

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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist Jay D'Amico neatly straddles two musical worlds, those of jazz and classical, embodying the best of each on Nocturne, whose subtitle--"Jazz Under Glass"--explicitly describes D'Amico's singular point of view. All of the compositions and arrangements are his, and they are invariably melodic and tasteful while at the same time underlining such essential Jazz components as ...

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Jay D'Amico: Tuscan Prelude

Read "Tuscan Prelude" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee


Tuscan Prelude is Jay D'Amico's fourth recording as a leader. Though talk of a combination of classical music and jazz might conjure up sonic images of the Modern Jazz Quartet, a comparison to John Lewis, wouldn't do credit to either D'Amico or Lewis, in spite of the fact that both have a fast, accurate, but delicate ...

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Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Label: CAP
Released: 2008
Track listing: Tuscan Prelude; Theme in B-Flat Minor; G-Minor Ballade; Riga; Improvviso; Nocturne; Sonata, Movement 1; Movement 2; Movement 3; Prelude in A-Minor; Aria in D.

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Tuscan Prelude

Label: Consolidated Artists Productions
Released: 2008
Track listing: Tuscan Prelude; Theme in Bb minor; G minor Ballade; Fuga; Improvviso; Nocturne; Sonata Mvt.1; Mvt. 2; Mvt. 3; Prelude in A minor; Aria in D.

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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Italy was the source of inspiration that gave semblance to composer, arranger and pianist Jay D'Amico's 2001 recording of Ponte Novello (CAP). He went back to Italy and, as with the earlier visit, found that he was stimulated enough to write more music. D'Amico became interested in playing the piano after listening to the music of ...

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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Some years ago I reviewed Ponte Novello (CAP, 2001) by pianist Jay D'Amico's trio (augmented on four tracks by a string section), and was impressed by the way in which he transposed operatic arias by Puccini, Bellini and Verdi, among others, to the jazz idiom, leaving their inherent beauty intact while proving that those masters have ...

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Jay D'Amico Explores Varied Musical Terrain on Tuscan Prelude

Jay D'Amico Explores Varied Musical Terrain on Tuscan Prelude

Pianist's First CD in Five Years Fuses Jazz and Classical Elements Pianist Jay D'Amico, who made a strong impact on the jazz scene with the release of Ponte Novello in 2001, has returned to the inspirations of Italy on his new release, Tuscan Prelude, which has just been released. The CD, which has already begun to ...

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Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Label: CAP
Released: 2007
Track listing: Tuscan Prelude; Theme in B-Flat Minor; G-Minor Ballade; Riga; Improvviso; Nocturne; Sonata, Movement 1; Movement 2; Movement 3; Prelude in A-Minor; Aria in D.


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