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Tommaso Starace

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Tommaso Starace was born in Milan in 1975 from an Italian father and Australian mother. He started playing the alto saxophone at the age of 18. In 1994 he took part in a weekly jazz seminar organised by Berklee College of Music, taking place in Perugia as part of the ‘Umbria Jazz Festival’ and in that same year he was accepted at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he graduated with a BMus first class honours degree. During those 4 years of college he studied with saxophonists Andrew Tweed, Chris Gumbley and Nigel Wood both classical and jazz repertoire. In the summer of 1996 he took part in the Jamey Aebersold Summer Camp in Kentuky and had the chance of performing and studying with saxophonist Don Braden and Jazz Educators David Baker. Between the years 1999/2000 he completed the Postgraduate Jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Album

Narrow Escape

Label: Music Center
Released: 2019
Track listing: Touch And Go; Medusa’s Charm; Fugue In Eb; Narrow Escape; Trinkle Tinle; Grand Central; Like Someone In Love; Be Bop; Pass A Good Time.

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Tommaso Starace: Narrow Escape

Read "Narrow Escape" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Com'è noto Tommaso Starace opera prevalentemente nel Regno Unito, dove s'è trasferito a 19 anni diplomandosi al conservatorio di Birmingham e poi conseguendo il master alla Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Da allora è trascorso un ventennio e oggi il sassofonista è tra i migliori jazzmen d'oltremanica, con all'attivo alcuni dischi da leader e decine ...

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Tommaso Starace Harmony Less Quartet: Narrow Escape

Read "Narrow Escape" reviewed by Roger Farbey


This highly engaging set was recorded at Only Music Studio in Turin, Italy on 23 and 24 January 2018 but was mixed and mastered in Bexley, Kent the following July. Saxophonist Tommaso Starace has a solid connection with the UK having studied at Birmingham Conservatoire where he graduated with a BMus first class honours degree. Starace, ...

Album

From a Distant Past

Label: EmArcy
Released: 2016

Article: Album Review

Tommaso Starace with Michele Di Toro: From a Distant Past

Read "From a Distant Past" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Abbastanza classico nell'impianto -quello del duo tra sax e pianoforte, dall'approccio marcatamente melodico e dal dialogo sostanzialmente cameristico -From a Distant past è un lavoro che deve la propria brillantezza alla virtuosa interazione delle sensibilità dei suoi due protagonisti: il pianista Michele Di Toro e il sassofonista Tommaso Starace. Cifra melodica e narrativa, dettata ...

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Italian Short Stories

Label: Universal Music Group
Released: 2015
Track listing: Recollection; The Bubble Vendor; Motion in Stillness; Ravel's Waltz; Let the Magic Begin; Olivetti's Touch; "Jamme!"; Interius Tranquilitas; Nothing Must Change; The Amused Gypsy Girl; Sensually Deranged; Adagio Assai from Piano Concerto in G Major; Back to My Roots; Echos of Naples.

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Attilio Zanchi: Ravel's Waltz

Read "Ravel's Waltz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Il contrabbassista Attilio Zanchi raccoglie in questo CD una selezione di sue composizioni, prodotte ed eseguite da organici diversi, alcuni dei quali sue formazioni storiche. È interessante notare come in molti dei brani sia presente, come ispirazione e talvolta persino nei titoli, una figura di riferimento, perlopiù compositori--da Giuseppe Verdi a Hermeto Pascoal, da Astor Piazzolla ...

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Tommaso Starace: Italian Short Stories

Read "Italian Short Stories" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il sassofonista Tommaso Starace divide la sua attività artistica tra l'Italia, la Svizzera e l'Inghilterra ma è più conosciuto nel Paese d'Oltremanica, dove s'è trasferito nel 1994 all'età di 19 anni, perfezionando i suoi studi al Birmingham Conservatoire e alla Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Ha al suo attivo cinque album da leader e collaborazioni ...

Album

Italian Short Stories

Label: Universal Music Group
Released: 2014
Track listing: Recollection; The Bubble Vendor; Motion In Stillness; Ravel's Waltz; Let the Magic Begin; Olivetti's Touch; "Jamme!"; Interius Tranquilitas; Nothing Must Change; The Amused Gypsy Girl; Sensually Deranged; Adagio Assai From Piano Concerto In G Major; Back To My Roots; Echos Of Naples.


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