Roberto Manzin's latest album is finally out! Blue Feather, which is also the title of one of the songs in the album, refers to the hope of a new beginning, a new cycle and I am very happy to have recorded this year in Berlin Roberto's beautiful compositions with these fantastic musicians, Francesco Beccaro on bass, David Guy on drums and of course Roberto Manzin on alto and soprano sax.
My new album Milano Sessions will soon be published on all major streaming platforms! I am excited to share with you some beautiful tracks that I recorded some years ago in Milan with my italian trio, with Emanuele Garro on doublebass and Paolo Zucchetti on drums.
Milano Sessions is to me a bittersweet love letter that I wrote to my hometown Milano, which I left in 2014, moving to Berlin, where I still live and work.
I owe much to Milan, I was born there, I studied classical and jazz piano with amazing teachers and I had my first professional experiences as a jazz musician. Still, year after year, the city was becoming more and more to me like a cage, pushing me to desire a more international context to do my music, so I left Milan and I definitely found what I wanted in Berlin.
Milano Sessions is an ode to what are for me the most beautiful sides of my hometown and will include, besides the trio sessions that I recorded in Milan, also more recent compositions that I composed and dedicated to my old city, recorded from a live piano solo in Berlin in 2020.
Starting with my composition Geometric Consequences, which is now out on all digital platforms, I will release a single from the album every month on all digital platforms, so stay tuned!
You can hear Geometric Consequences here, choosing your preferred music service:
My brand new EP "Freedom Chant", done in collaboration with the amazing sax player Roberto Manzin, is out on all major streaming platforms!
It was done in these last hard lockdown months in Berlin and wants to be a reflection over the times we are living in, a call for freedom in this strange, dark period: it is a search for beauty, that we can achieve in everyday's repetitive life during this lockdown, if we open enough our minds.
With me on synthesizers and rhodes and Roberto on saxes and clarinet, we created a wonderful kaleidoscope of timbres, I am sure you will be hooked!
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, I lost pretty much all of the gigs I had planned in 2020, like almost any other musician in the world right now. I am not planning future gigs at the moment because of the pretty unpredictable situation with the pandemic here in Germany, but I still have some booked concerts for 2021, with the great jazz quartet of the saxophonist Johannes Barthelmes, Hipnosis, with Carmelo Leotta on doublebass and Paolo Eleodori on drums. We recorded this year an amazing album and I am looking forward to play with these great musicians in:
Jazzclub Schlot, Berlin, on the 6.2.21
B Flat Jazzclub, Berlin, on the 15.4.21
MIM (Musikinstrumentenmuseum), Berlin, on the 29.7.21
Stockwerk, Graz, on the 22.10.21
Let's hope these are happening!
Our upcoming album Pasion o muerte will be published in March 2021 by the swiss jazz label Unitrecords, stay tuned!