Reviews that mention Gianmaria Aprile
July 14, 2019
WE INSIST! Records CD WEIN 02
Beyond All Things
Live at the Bushwick Series GauciMusic No #
Endowed with the multiple instrumental tinctures expected from a larger band yet malleable enough to shift sequences at will the octet has long been a favored vehicle for musical exploration. But just as having four wheels doesn’t make one car the same as another, so working with eight players doesn’t end up with the same sounds – even in conception.
Organized by Italian bass clarinetist Giancarlo Nino Locatelli, Prayer for instance, is a boisterous salute to the late soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, an important influence on Locatelli, who has also worked in groups like the Fish Horn Quartet and the Tai-No Orchestra. Consisting in the main of Lacy compositions the interpretations are by some of the most accomplished Mediterranean improvisers such as pianist Alberto Braida, who worked in duo with Locatelli, trombonist Sebi Tramontana, trumpeter Gabriele Mitelli, percussionist Cristiano Calcagnile, guitarist Gianmaria Aprile, cellist Luca Tilli and bassist Andrea Grossi. MORE