6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
2 SetsL 8:00 & 10:00
$20 pp music charge $12 pp minimum (food/drink
The Contemporary Five
This concert is supported by Puglia Sounds
After the success of the album Besides, a modern rework of the wonderful sound of the sixties, saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo plunges himself into contemporary jazz, this time contaminated by rock and metropolitan atmospheres, and gives birth to a new extraordinary album, Daylight. The album has been released last spring (2016) for Tuk, the label of the famous Italian jazz trumpet player Paolo Fresu.
This new record of the Apulian sax player encases two long years of work and fully expresses the maturity of an artist that, after continuous search for a sound, has reached the utmost expressive intensity. A language refined but never sophisticated; skillful without ever being canonical; eloquent without ever being wordy; elegant without ever being “snob”; cultured but pragmatic; direct and never interposed. A language that “says” exactly what it wants to say: authentic, original, personal, free.
A new band by Partipilo’s side, made with the rising stars of Italian jazz. Francesco Diodati (el. Guitar), from Rome, is the leader of Nek ( with whom he has recorded many albums for Auand) and one of the most talented guitar player in Italy. Alessandro Lanzoni (piano e fender rhodes), from Florence, is a very young and prodigious musician, defined as the best Italian talent from the specialized magazine Musica Jazz (top jazz 2013); he is actually recording for Cam Records ed. Luca Alemanno (electric and doublebass) is a very young and talented musician, sideman of Fabrizio Bosso’s new quartet. He is the only Italian who has been admitted to the famous Thelonious Monk’s institute of Los Angeles (2016). Dario Congedo (drums) is one of the most promising drummers of the Italian jazz scene.