Emilio Merola (clarinet)
Lello Petrarca (piano)
Gianluca Manfredonia (vibraphone)
Armand Priftuli (violin & viola)
Simona Padula (piano)
Gaetano Falzarano (clarinet)
Artan Tauzi (cello)
Emilio Merola presents his debut recording for Clarinet & Saxophone Classics after being awarded in several national and international prizes. Featuring the clarinet in the glorious setting of jazz/classical music, this hybrid jazzical programme of original works is stunningly played by an artist who could make history for his way of playing and conceiving musical forms. Technically polished, seductively musical, this recording will quite simply wow listeners. A joy from beginning to end.
The aesthetics of Hybrid Mind is the result of Emilio’s heterogenous musical experiences and background, blending modern and classical elements in a coherent narrative. The intricate counterpointistic arrangements, meticulously and accurately played, suddenly become the starting point of spontaneous and playful moments of improvisation.
From sinuous virtuosity to more descriptive scenarios, the listener will be delighted through different sonorities and instrumentations, from duos to sextets, also thanks to the synergy and interplay of talented musicians: pianists Lello Petrarca and Simona Padula, vibraphonist Gianluca Manfredonia, violinist and violist Armand Priftuli, cellist Artan Tauzi and clarinetist Gaetano Falzarano.
The album includes Emilio Merola’s compositions, the famous Clarinettologia by Gaspare Tirincanti and the world premiere recording of Motion Train by Ernesto Sparago.
Ernesto Sparago: Motion Train
Emilio Merola: Flip Flap
Emilio Merola: Moods
Gaspare Tirincanti: Clarinettologia
Emilio Merola: Resonance
Emilio Merola: Eddie's Tango
Emilio Merola: Amandier
Recorded in Splash Recording Studio, Naples, Italy in November 2018
Booklet design: Hannah Whale, Fruition Creative Concepts
Recording Engineers: Massimo Aluzzi & Andrea Cutillo
Mastering: 360 Music
Total Time: 43:29
Release Date: February 2022
CC0078 View Booklet UPC: 5023581007829
Willowhayne Records Ltd
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