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Matt Renzi

Multi-reedist Matt Renzi has been performing professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz festivals and music venues worldwide. For the past decade, he has been recognized multiple times by jazz organizations in Italy, Spain, Belgium, India and Israel as well as in the United States for his advanced concepts in spontaneous group composition and collective improvisation with The Matt Renzi Trio. He holds a Bachelor’s in Music (Performance) from the Berklee College of Music and Master’s in Arts (Classical Composition) from San Francisco State University. Some of his teachers include Joe Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A


Article: Album Review

Matt Renzi: Arm-Sized Legging

Read "Arm-Sized Legging" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Arm-Sized Legging, saxophonist Matt Renzi's sixth album as leader, features his Cello Quartet, basically a piano-less jazz trio with cello added, for what purpose it is hard to ascertain. Cellos aren't normally associated with jazz—as some would argue, for good reason—and this session does little to further their cause. Yes, the cello does add another “voice," ...


Article: Album Review

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: Jeux De Couleurs

Read "Jeux De Couleurs" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il fermento creativo dell'Horn Trio di Federica Michisanti (con Francesco Bigoni al clarinetto/sax tenore e Francesco Lento alla tromba/flicorno) compie nuovi passi avanti. L'estetica di fondo è ovviamente in sintonia con il precedente Silent Rides e in parte con Isk (Filibusta Records, 2016), registrato col sassofonista Matt Renzi e il pianista Simone Maggio. Alla libertà armonica ...


News: Recording

Matt Renzi To Release "Arm-Sized Legging" Featuring His Chamber Jazz Ensemble July 1st

Matt Renzi To Release "Arm-Sized Legging" Featuring His Chamber Jazz Ensemble July 1st

Three P’s Records is pleased to announce the July 1 release of Arm-Sized Legging, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist/ composer Matt Renzi’s perfectly crafted new album featuring his chamber-jazz project, the Cello Quartet. The recording showcases Renzi as both a soloist and composer and features Jessica Ivry/Daniela Petracchi on Cello, John Wiitala on Bass and Tim Bulkley on drums. ...

Article: Album Review

Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: Silent Rides

Read "Silent Rides" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Emersa rapidamente come una delle giovani promesse del nostro jazz, Federica Michisanti è fresca vincitrice del Top Jazz per i nuovi talenti, in parte grazie a questo Silent Rides, anch'esso tra i migliori album italiani del 2018. Un lavoro la cui registrazione era stata anticipata da alcuni concerti, tra i quali quello estivo a Valdarno Jazz ...


Article: Live Review

Federica Michisanti Trio a Valdarno Jazz Summer

Read "Federica Michisanti Trio a Valdarno Jazz Summer" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Federica Michisanti Trio Terranuova Bracciolini (AR) Valdarno Jazz Summer 2018 Fattoria di Montelungo 29.7.2018 Contrabbassista, compositrice e bandleader, la romana Federica Michisanti è una delle più interessanti sorprese del panorama jazzistico nostrano, messasi in luce in particolare con suo ultimo album Isk, in trio con Matt Renzi ai fiati e ...


Article: Interview

Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione

Read "Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

La contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti si è rapidamente affermata come una delle nuove leve meritevoli di grande attenzione. Grazie ad un equilibrio tra immediatezza ed originalità, tra camerismo ed improvvisazione, i suoi progetti sono pieni di spunti fertili e stimolanti. In questa intervista ci parla del suo lavoro mosso tanto da un'ardimentosa ricerca quanto da un'intima ...


Article: Album Review

Federica Michisanti Trioness: Isk

Read "Isk" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La giovane contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti giunge al secondo lavoro da leader del suo Trioness, gruppo in equilibrio tra l'eredità di Jimmy Giuffre e la poetica degli Oregon. L'influenza del grande clarinettista è evidente fin dalla tipologia della formazione -pianoforte e contrabbasso, con ance e senza batteria -ma è ancor più evocata dalle atmosfere, ...


Article: Album Review

Jentsch Group Quartet: Fractured Pop

Read "Fractured Pop" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Chris Jentsch is a guitarist who, from the evidence of this recording, enjoys splashing around in the wide pool of music between jazz and rock. His work here goes all the way from grooving hardcore jazz to ambient nature sounds with a lot of fun things going on in between those two poles. The ...


Article: Album Review

Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner And Later

Read "Sooner And Later" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

After expanding to an instrumental quartet--a quintet, with the vocalist Theo Bleckmann included--pianist Julia Hülsmann returns to a trio formation on her fourth ECM release, Sooner And Later. Bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling have been part of that core through the previous three ECM outings, The End of a Summer (2008), Imprint (2011) and ...


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