Memories of the Last Century: Jazz Improvisations for Piano Duo


Composer(s): Arrigo CappellettiPietro Girardi

Artist(s): Arrigo Cappelletti, Piano | Pietro Girardi, Piano


Barcode: 0793597816238

  • EAN Code: 7.93597816238
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Instrumental
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Period: Contemporary
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FROM ALBUM NOTES by Arrigo Cappelletti:

Unlike the classical music, in the jazz world, the piano duo has never enjoyed a great luck. Of course, there have been experiments like the “hard-couple” Count Basie-Oscar Peterson, the duo John Lewis-Hank Jones, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, again Chick Corea with Friedrich Gulda or with Stefano Bollani. These experiments were mainly suggested by the curiosity of put together famous names and different styles or for an exquisitely commercial reason. The result of such experiments has often a poor stylistic homogeneity or with a timbric and expressive monotony with the additional risk of a harmonic overlap that overloads the vertical dimension in comparison with the horizontal one, being the piano a polyphonic instrument par excellence. […]


Arrigo Cappelletti: Born in Brunate (Como) on February 12 1949, after a degree in Philosophy and a teaching experience in high schools, he dedicated himself to jazz. He has so far relased 30 records, at least six of them (Samadhi, Reflections, Plains, Terras do risco, Trio in New York, Mysterious) contributed to define an Italian way to jazz made of lyricism, introspection and connections with other cultures. Among the several festivals he attended, it is worth mentioning: Pori Festival (Finland, 1991), Festival “Sanremo: the other music” (1993), Jazzitalia Festival (Verona, 1994), Noto jazz festival (1996). Portugal EXPO 98, Festival Sete Sois Sete Luas (Portugal, 1999), Clusone jazz 2000, Jazz & wine festival (Gorizia, 2000), Festival “The voices of jazz” (Milan Auditorium, 2003), Iseo jazz, Siena jazz, Reggio Calabria Ecojazz (2004) Festival Villa Celimontana (Rome, 2005), Siena Jazz 2005, Novara Jazz 2007, Santannarresi Jazz (2009), Padua Jazz (2009), Udine & Jazz (2011), Iseo Jazz (2011), Chiasso International Jazz Festival (Switzerland , 2013). He has played with Lew Soloff, Barre Philips, Bill Elgart, Olivier Manoury, Steve Swallow, John Hebert, Bruce Ditmas, Ralph Alessi, Mat Maneri. Very active in jazz teaching, he has published several books covering criticism and autobiography: The perfume of jazz (ESI), Paul Bley, the logic of chance (L’Epos), translated into English by Vehicule press of Montreal, and The adventures of a jazz musician-philosopher (Arcana).