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Italian Melodies around New York

Giulia Madron (February 12, 2014)
Italian Pianist Alberto Pizzo announces the us release of the album “On the Way” and other events that will take place in New York.

Alberto Pizzo will soon seduce New York with his music. On March 4, 2014, this young Italian talented pianist from Naples is releasing his second album On The Way. The latest work of the musician features 14 tracks, from classical repertoires to personal arrangements, where he projects the audience into the dreams of the youth who looks at the world with curiosity and imagination. In the Cilento coast he “admires the nature in its perfect fusion between sea and hillside”.

 

In Paris, he “identifies with Woody Allen” and imagines being back “in the Belle Epoque encountering Claude Debussy”. In New York, he comes across Michael Douglas who invites him to play at his parties, captivated by the music of old scores by Morricone, Bixio, and Goblin, by the tango notes of Piazzolla. The album and the melodies of the pieces retraces Pizzo’s life experiences and features him in collaboration with two famous international artists who will join him on stage during the tour: guitarist and music producer Fabrizio Sotti and percussionist Mino Cinelu.

On The Way, distributed by Egea Music licensed by Bixio Cemsa, is the result of a fortunate encounter. Indeed, Pizzo and Sotti met in November 2012 in Santo Domingo during the Cabarete Jazz Festival. They immediately decided to work together.

“Starting from a very strong classical foundation, Pizzo’s music takes your imagination and ears on a very refreshing musical journey. Working with Alberto has been a true pleasure. His amazing piano technique combined with great arrangements and meaningful compositions make him a very unique artist I took out this phrase. Alberto’s album has an unbelievable line up; lots of ethnicities and cultures are united under a very Mediterranean umbrella!,” said Fabrizio Sotti.

The album was realized in collaboration with renowned international stars such as Toquinho, David Knopfler (founder, Dire Straits), Martin Ditcham (drummer, Rolling Stones), Harry Bogdanovs (guitarist, Elton John) and Renzo Arbore. Ten tracks were recorded at Bunker Studios in New York, three at Trafalgar Studio in Rome, and one at Guildford Studio in London. Grammy winner John Fishback mixed the album in New Orleans.

Alberto Pizzo’s tour will consist of five concerts beginning on March 4th at Klavierhaus Recital Hall (NY) where the Neapolitan pianist will play pieces from Debussy to Albeniz and from Joplin to Morricone. On March 9th, the artist heads to Fifth Avenue, at Measure Lounge, and will play Hollywood scores and traditional tunes from his town. On March 12th, Sotti and Cinelu will join Pizzo at Metropolitan Room featuring both tracks from the new album and from his own repertoire. The exhibition will be repeated on March 13th at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair (New Jersey).

For more information: http://www.albertopizzo.com; www.cinevox.it; www.palcoreale.net

PIZZO’S TRI-STATE TOUR:

- 4 marzo; 6:00-7:30 pm.  Exhibition and Media day open to public.  Free
Piano solo featuring classical music, tracks from “On The Way”, improvisation
Klavierhaus Recital Hall
211 West 58th Street New York; Tel.: 212-245-4535
http://klavierhausrecitalhall.com/

- March 9th; show 8:00-11:00 pm
Piano solo featuring classical music, tracks from “On The Way”, improvisation
Measure
Langham Place Fifth Avenue Hotel, 400 5th Ave, New York
(212) 695-4005

- March 12th; show 9:30 pm
Alberto Pizzo in trio with Fabrizio Sotti and Mino Cinelu
Featuring the album “On The Way”, some tracks from his own repertoire
Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street, NY; (212) 206-0440
http://metropolitanroom.com/index.cfm

- March 13th; show 7:00-10:30 pm
Featuring the album “On The Way”, some tracks from his own repertoire
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant
6 Depot Square, Montclaire, NJ; (973) 744-2600
http://www.trumpetsjazz.com/

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