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| « ...With Terra Furiosa, this disciple of Aldo Ciccolini and Enrico Pieranunzi records a new CD with the type of music formation he prefers, i.e piano-bass-drums, with which he started when he recorded his first CD (Architectures, 1998). The trio plays on quite a novel rhythm, with the Italian bass player Gianluca Renzi and the American drum player Leon Parker. In fact, when the three musicians meet up in the Studio of Meudon, on June 19, 2007, it is with the intention of recording only three titles for the next CD by Giovanni Mirabassi, for which Leon Parker is invited as a guest. After this short session, the musicians are thrilled : the combination of the three musicians’ talents operates very smoothly and the result is great. Listening to the recordings confirms this feeling of perfect harmony. The three musicians feel they want to prolong this moment together and decide to carry on playing.The session will last the night and they record six other tracks together.
Giovanni Mirabassi thus produces an unexpected and spontaneous CD, born from shared enthusiasm. And like on his previous Cds, he has favoured the freshness of new compositions (seven out of nine titles). At 37 years old, he seems to have found the perfect partners to further his work on the jazz trio. They will both be performing with the pianist during the whole tour Terra Furiosa. »
Axel Matignon - Discograph
|Giovanni Mirabassi Trio. Terra Furiosa :« The most Parisian of all Italian pianists imposes himself discreetly as a major artist of his generation.(…) »
CL. - Les Inrocks
« ...Compositions highlighting space, ethereal climates, sparkling elegance. This delicately flowing album will please the attentive listener who will notice the influence of Bill Evans’ You must believe in Spring. It is simply marvellous. »
Jean-Baptiste Méchernane - Pianiste
« ...Giovanni Mirabassi is a delightful pianist who possesses an aristocratic touch and improvises brilliantly. He’s one of the most fascinating artists of this movement.
He masters the art of the trio, like Bill Evans or Brad Meldhau before him, and is also an outstanding composer – listen to the fabulous theme of Last Minutes. He also avoids playing the same old standards which pollute so many albums lacking inspiration. This double competence is what makes him one of the greatest jazz artists of today. »
Nicloas Ungemuth - Le Figaro Magazine
« ...In this album, everything sounds just right and the balance is perfect ; the lyricism of the revolutionary songs which the pianist had previously displayed in Avanti ! gives way to a more discreet poetry reminiscent of Bill Evans. Has the fervour of the revolt really subsided yet ? You will find the answer to this question in the final title : We have the blues, Mr President. This is a free and personal album. »
Christophe Huber - Jazz Magazine
« ...Very classical in its form… this music reaches such a high level of lyricism and completeness that it becomes revolutionary. It is what we call a masterpiece... »
R.C. - Les Échos