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Stefano Battaglia

Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia has documented regularly for the Splasc(h) label since his debut like a leader in 1987, Things Ain’t What They Utilized to End up being. By that point, he previously been playing piano for 15 years and got graduated through the Conservatory of Milan 3 years prior. Dynamic in both traditional and jazz music, he offers performed at several European festivals of every, like the 1986 J.S. Bach Event in Düsseldorf as well as the Umbria Jazz Event on several events through the ’80s and ’90s. Battaglia offers collaborated with a variety of jazz music artists from Kenny Wheeler to Lee Konitz, from Barre Phillips to several musicians energetic on the Italian picture, including regular collaborator, bassist Paolino Dalla Porta. He in addition has taught jazz for several years in Siena. Battaglia offers led a lot more than 15 recordings in configurations ranging from single (such as for example Baptism as well as the Swiss Radio Tapes produces) to his 16-piece ensemble Theatrum (noticed on three 1997 recordings, including Gesti). He also offers ongoing duo tasks with pianist Enrico Pieranunzi along with drummer Tony Oxley, and it is within the trio ALA with cellist Chico Marquez and clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi. Battaglia’s newer produces include The Publication of Jazz, Vol. 1 from Symphonia in 2001, and Raccolto and Re: Pasolini both from ECM in 2006 and 2007, respectively. In ’09 2009, Battaglia got another tack: he documented an recording of duets, playing piano and ready piano with percussionist and digital musician Michele Rabbia. The recording was released by ECM this year 2010 as Pastorale. Also in ’09 2009, Battaglia came back to utilize his trio, composed of Salvatore Maiore on dual bass and Roberto Dani on drums. The arranged was documented at Lugano’s Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera with maker Manfred Eicher. Made up of ten songs — which had been influenced by mythical locations — Battaglia wanted to compose functions that overlooked the vocabulary of modern music and harked back again to those of previous eras. The trio released The River of Anyder in 2011 and came back with Songways in March of 2013.

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