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Giuseppe Urso: Nake

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  • Artist(s): Giuseppe Urso, Stefano India, Valerio Rizzo
  • Composer(s): Giuseppe Urso, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Thomas Newman
  • EAN Code: 7.46160911762
  • Edition: Da Vinci Jazz
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Double-Bass, Drums, Piano
  • Period: Contemporary
  • Publication year: 2020
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This work’s title, Nake, means “sheepskin or goatskin” in the archaic Greek language; it also originates the word “naca”, found in the dialects spoken throughout Southern Italy, but especially in Apulia and Sicily, and meaning “cradle”; as a matter of fact, in the past cradles were made of animal hides.
Cradle, then, as the cradle of past civilizations; in Sicily they were numerous and they left evident signs in the facial expressions and in the habits of its inhabitants, as well as in the majestic artworks left by the Phoenicians, the Normans, the Greeks, the Romans, the Spaniards and the French.
The music of Nake thus resounds with many stylistically influences, blended in a natural synthesis, whereby the ostentation of mannerisms and clichés is abandoned in favor of an intellectual honesty making it fluent and elegant at the same time. In particular, the variety of harmonies and meters employed with a careful use of dynamics does not betray the trio’s classical academic studies. They generate atmospheres which are rarefied and intense at the same time, while respecting a basic organicity throughout the leader’s various compositions – as happens to the very particular interpretations of Newman or of the Tears For Fears, without forgetting Glass.
The trio’s interplay and the various thematic improvisations lead back the album’s patterns to the environment of jazz , without ever sacrificing their scoring, which is central for the themes and developments of certain compositions. This is the case of 41th Championship (ironically titled) or in the final End Of The Summer, whose mood is evocative and conclusive, dedicated to the end of a season, as a metaphor for life.

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Giuseppe Urso: Musician, composer, arranger and conductor, Giuseppe Urso, a native of Palermo, Italy, has earned the highest grade in symphonic percussion and jazz music with the highest marks with honors.
In his career he has mixed experiences in various musical contexts: from big bands to symphony orchestras, many projects as a leader and many projects as a leader and as a sideman performing with Phil Woods, Cedar Walton, Vince Mendoza, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Liebman, Patti Austin, Rachel Ferrell, Billy Childs, Diane Schuur, Phil Woods, Toots Thielemans, Noa, Jack Walrath, Dave Kikoski, Eumir Deodato, Tigran Hamasyan, Bill Carrothers, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts, Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Martial Solal, Less Mc Cann, Wayne Bergeron, Darren Barrett, John Serry and many other international artists.
He is present in numerous recordings some of which as a leader and composer, receiving acknowledgments from the specialized critic. In 2001 he was voted Best Italian jazz drummer on the specialized referendum of the magazine "Basi Media Magazine".
Intense educational activity with several active publications. In 2009 he was one of the founders of the international school of music Palermojazz, of which he was the teaching director until 2013, promoting numerous internships and international seminars with world-renowned musicians as well as regular courses.
The publications as a leader have been included in the Rai "Farenheit" program and in the United States in the specialized radio stations. He has numerous educational publications.
He has performed in Italy and abroad as a composer and performer with his project Vinum De Cupa playing in many international festivals. Timpanist, drummer and jazz pianist, he has carried out an intense career as Educator and performer in prestigious theaters, festivals and jazz clubs. He currently teaches drums and jazz percussions at the "Alessandro Scarlatti" Conservatory of Music in Palermo, where he is also the Head of the Jazz Department and among the conductors and founder of the Conservatoire's Jazz Big Band, The Palermo Jazz Orchestra, having recently performed with Peter Erskine, Gianluigi Trovesi and Joy Garrison.

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Giuseppe Urso: Musician, composer, arranger and conductor, Giuseppe Urso, a native of Palermo, Italy, has earned the highest grade in symphonic percussion and jazz music with the highest marks with honors.
In his career he has mixed experiences in various musical contexts: from big bands to symphony orchestras, many projects as a leader and many projects as a leader and as a sideman performing with Phil Woods, Cedar Walton, Vince Mendoza, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Liebman, Patti Austin, Rachel Ferrell, Billy Childs, Diane Schuur, Phil Woods, Toots Thielemans, Noa, Jack Walrath, Dave Kikoski, Eumir Deodato, Tigran Hamasyan, Bill Carrothers, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts, Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Martial Solal, Less Mc Cann, Wayne Bergeron, Darren Barrett, John Serry and many other international artists.
He is present in numerous recordings some of which as a leader and composer, receiving acknowledgments from the specialized critic. In 2001 he was voted Best Italian jazz drummer on the specialized referendum of the magazine "Basi Media Magazine".
Intense educational activity with several active publications. In 2009 he was one of the founders of the international school of music Palermojazz, of which he was the teaching director until 2013, promoting numerous internships and international seminars with world-renowned musicians as well as regular courses.
The publications as a leader have been included in the Rai "Farenheit" program and in the United States in the specialized radio stations. He has numerous educational publications.
He has performed in Italy and abroad as a composer and performer with his project Vinum De Cupa playing in many international festivals. Timpanist, drummer and jazz pianist, he has carried out an intense career as Educator and performer in prestigious theaters, festivals and jazz clubs. He currently teaches drums and jazz percussions at the "Alessandro Scarlatti" Conservatory of Music in Palermo, where he is also the Head of the Jazz Department and among the conductors and founder of the Conservatoire's Jazz Big Band, The Palermo Jazz Orchestra, having recently performed with Peter Erskine, Gianluigi Trovesi and Joy Garrison.

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