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- "Massimo Sammi is a really exciting musician. The thing I like about Massimo is that he has a lot of chops but he never uses them for their own sake. The music for him always comes first." - Charlie Banacos - "Massimo's composition "Ice Cream and Tears, please", is the type of piece that is written too seldom these days. It possesses a unique melody with unpredictable pitches and rhythms that can be exact or ambiguous. This composition reflects fog, eternity and flashback. It is a classic." - Ran Blake

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Guitarist Massimo Sammi Interviewed at AAJ

Guitarist Massimo Sammi Interviewed at AAJ

Massimo Sammi has lived a diverse life, to say the least. Growing up in Italy, Sammi began playing the piano at an early age, before quitting his lessons because of his cigar-smoking instructor. After graduating high school, Sammi studied law, graduating in 1997, then served in the Italian military, where he played trumpet in the army ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Massimo Sammi: Dawn of a New Day

Read "Massimo Sammi: Dawn of a New Day" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

Massimo Sammi has lived a diverse life, to say the least. Growing up in Italy, Sammi began playing the piano at an early age, before quitting his lessons because of his cigar-smoking instructor. After graduating high school, Sammi studied law, graduating in 1997, then served in the Italian military, where he played trumpet in the army ...

First Day

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Released: 2009
Track listing: 01. First Day; 02. Encryption; 03. Prisoner's Dilemma #1-Be Quiet; 04. Prisoner's Dilemma #2-Rat Out; 05. Icecream and Tears, Please; 06. Hallways; 07. Disappeared Friends. Tutte le composizioni sono Massimo Sammi.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Massimo Sammi: First Day

Read "First Day" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Massimo Sammi's debut draws inspiration from the 2001 motion picture A Beautiful Mind, based on the life of mathematician John Nash. The album's theme is implemented, as the guitarist describes in his liner notes, by Sammi's “musical storyboarding of the film," based on Nash's experiences and theories. While the music's background, which includes free jazz improvisation, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Massimo Sammi: First Day

Read "First Day" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Massimo Sammi è l'ennesimo talento italico sbocciato lontano dai patri confini. Nativo di Genova, Sammi trova a Boston, e in particolare presso la prestigiosa Berklee School of Music, la possibilità di maturare la propria vena artistica, ricevendo numerosi riconoscimenti e guadagnando la possibilità di frequentare il New England Conservatory. Oltre che ottimo solista, il giovane chitarrista ...


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