"5 stars - A remarkable record, complex and appealing, sounding fresh and classic at the same time" - All About Jazz
Dense jazz with tints of autumn, lyrical and explorative, blessed with compositions of great impact and sparkling with measured solo moments.
"The Blessed Prince" it's an harsh, grim, and deeply poetic piece of art which contains all Parrini's musical thought peculiarities.
About Emanuele Parrini:
“In Italy a crucial role in the development of the violin is giving Emanuele Parrini, who intelligently distributed his contributions in various projects where the tool is available for any stylistic evolution, from shade to free improvisation, projects ethnicals, jazz, Parrini is unequaled in Italy for engagement and research in its field: sharing experiences Italian Instabile Orchestra, the Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, those Tiziano Tononi and Daniele Cavallanti and participating in a series of painstaking collaboration with other prominent musicians of the Italian and foreign scene, became a violinist Billy Bang on Italian soil. Among the most creative fishing free improvisation is impossible not to mention Vertical Invaders, and Tononi with William Parker, but certainly also the only recent album “Viaggio al Centro del Violino” is not far behind eitherin terms of artistic personalities of breath. ”
Ettore Garzia Poche note sul jazz italiano (11° parte): violino, viola, cello
He also collaborated with legendary figures including Tony Scott, Cecil Taylor, Amiri Baraka, John Tchicai, Anthony Braxton, and he played and recorded with William Parker Double Quartet, Butch Morris Orchestra, Marc Ribot, Cameron Brown, Keith Tippet, Ernst Reijseger, Ab Baars, Philippe Catherine, Nexus, Sadiq Bey, Ensemble Tartit, Louis Bacalov, Franco Cerri, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Enrico Rava, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Giovanni Maier, Simone Guiducci, Gianluigi Trovesi, Antonello Salis, Maurizio Giammarco, Roberto Gatto and many others.
He won the Musica Jazz’s annual critics poll TOP JAZZ 2007 as “Best Group” with Italia Instabile Orchestra , JAZZIT AWARD as “Best Violin Player – ITALIA” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, “Special Jury Award” at Lago Maggiore Jazz Festival 2000
released April 9, 2016
EMANUELE PARRINI - violin
DIMITRI GRECHI ESPINOZA - alto sax
GIOVANNI MAIER - double bass
ANDREA MELANI - drums
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