THE LONG LINE

Genre:

Jazz

Catalogue:

ODRCD530

UPC

859689005307

Release Date:

14/06/2019

Description

Garden of Delights was inspired by one of the Four Temperaments (Sanguinisch) by Hindemith; Querendo dançar takes inspiration from a Giga by John Bull from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; and Folk song, Clowns and Litany is a piano transposition of the compositional ideas found in Stravinsky’s Trois pièces pour quatuor à cordes. The Long Line is an original composition, its title deriving from a quote by Copland, who was in turn influenced by the compositional message of his teacher Nadia Boulanger (in La Grande Ligne): “Music must always flow, for that is part of its very essence, but the creation of that continuity and flow – that long line – constitutes the be-all and end-all of every composer’s existence”. The remaining songs are free improvisations, each based on a musical gesture, in which the two performers end up alternating hands and even, in Opsis, playing directly on the piano strings. There is also a crepuscular arrangement of Body and Soul, a jazz standard which acknowledges the duo’s love of African-American music.

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Textura / July 2019

“Italian pianists Stefano Travaglini and Massimiliano Coclite favour the term ‘instant composition’ over improvisation…

Kudojazz Blog / 21 June 2019

“There is a new album today, so let’s take a look at it first….

All About Jazz – Karl Ackermann / 13 June 2019

“Italian pianists Stefano Travaglini and Massimiliano Coclite team up for a varied session of…

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