Tommaso Starace Quartet
Friday, November 06, 2015
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Tommaso Starace returns with a Quartet which pays tribute to virtuoso French pianist Michel Petrucciani. Petrucciani was known for the elegance of his playing, extraordinary technique and charismatic energy. Greatly respected for his sound as well as overcoming considerable disability, he died in New York at the age of 37 having gained worldwide renown and recorded 32 albums.
Line-up: Tommaso Starace - soprano and alto saxophones, Michele di Toro - piano, Al Swainger - bass, Chris Nicholls - drums.
Tommaso and his quartet will embrace the popular content from Michel's extensive repertoire but also include some original work.
As Louis Petrucciani, Michel's brother has said, 'Tommaso, all my congratulations for your very beautiful colours which retrace Michel's steps.'
Tommaso plays with a rich sound and superb swing in a style described by Jack Mazarek of Jazzwise, as “clearly articulated post bop reminiscent of Phil Woods”.
He has performed and collaborated with many great musicians including Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Mullen, Norma Winstone, Paolo Fresu and Dario Marianelli. His quartets play major venues and festivals in UK and Italy and further afield.
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm