La Notte (The Night) (2012)

Lena, Pietropaoli, Polwart, Wainwright, Evans, Sigurta, Porter

Enzo Pietropaoli, Battista Lena, Fulvio Sigurta

A trumpet, a guitar and a bass.

The absence of the battery immediately brings to mind the last Chet Baker, chamber size, intimate and sensual. The music was "photographed" in the wonderful acoustics of the theater "Persius Flaccus" of Volterra, waiting for the bells of the five ceased, or that the thunder of a storm at the end of summer subsides.

A choice that has put the musicians in direct relation to their essence simple, highlighting the strength and fragility.

This recording technique has opened up a window to the futurewe returned back decades, as often happens when you looking for something and find it necessary to look to the past.

-- Enzo Pietropaoli

The result manages to combine a highly accurate and natural sound with human presence, lively and vivid musicians.

-- Battista Lena

The impression is that you can expand with a magnifying glass the sound image to infinity, discovering each time new details that are always in focus.

-- Fulvio Sigurtà

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Enzo Pietropaoli

Born in Genova september 29 1955.
In 1961 he moves to Rome and debuts professionally in 1975 with “Trio Di Roma” (Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto).
Performed and recorded with many significant musicians as Franco Ambrosetti, Chet Baker, Flavio Boltro, Lester Bowie, Art Farmer, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz, Gabriele Mirabassi, Sal Nistico, Archie Shepp, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluigi Trovesi, Massimo Urbani, Phil Woods, Mark Turner, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dino Piana, Toots Thielemans, Gianni Coscia, Richard Galliano, Brian Auger, Stefano Bollani, Ray Bryant, George Gruntz, Evan Lurie, Rita Marcotulli, Horace Parlan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Ben Sidran, Cedar Walton, John Taylor. Bobby Hutcherson, Jay Clayton, Maria Pia De Vito, Norma Wynstone, John Abercrombie, Roberto Ciotti, Christian Escoudè, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Ginger Baker, Han Bennink, Kenny Clarke, Billy Cobham, Daniel Humair, Alvin Queen, Fabrizio Sferra, Gianmaria Testa and many others.

Battista Lena

Born in Viareggio son of art critic and feminist Carla Lonzi. He lived in Milan until 1973 where he began to play the guitar. Later he moved with his mother to Rome, where he became interested in studying Jazz with Eddy Palermo. Professionally active since the mid-'80s working with Roberto Gatto with whom he recorded five CDs.
From 1991 to 1996 he took part in almost all projects of trumpeter Enrico Rava and in training with Italian Roberto Gatto and Paolino Dalla Porta and in the European Union with Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen, recording "Rava l'Opera Go," winner of the referendum held by the magazine Musica Jazz for "Best Album of the Year" in 1994. With these formations made ??several toured in Europe.
In 2008, the prestigious German radio WDR Big Band Big Band Koln Euroradio has made recordings and concerts dedicated to his music.
Has been teaching jazz guitar masterclasses in Siena Jazz, Roccella Jonica.
Since 2008 he teaches jazz guitar and composition at New York University in Florence.


Fulvio Sigurta

Fulvio Pierangelini is known as one of Italy's best known Chefs as well as a Songwriter and Singer. He was at the height of his fame as a Chef when he closed his restaurant, Gambero Rosso, in 2008 to focus on his singing.

Pierangelini says “The more talent you have, the more you have a responsibility to care for it and to cultivate it. Emotion and consciousness cannot go back. When singing, I tell my simple stories. For me, it all comes down to a phrase from Jacques Brel who says. “It took talent to get old and not become an adult.”


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La Notte (The Night) (2012)

Lena, Pietropaoli, Polwart, Wainwright, Evans, Sigurta, Porter

Enzo Pietropaoli, Battista Lena, Fulvio Sigurta -

The Bill Evans jazz standard "Turn out the Stars" offers all three players a solid foundation for (identifiably) jazz soloing. The set concludes, aptly, with the Cole Porter song "All Through the Night". The trio takes the tune at mid-tempo, driven by Pietropaoli's propulsive bass playing. La Notte was engineered, recorded and mastered by Fonè Records label owner Giulio Cesare Ricci with his classic Neumann microphone kit direct to DSD. The historic site of the Teatro Persio Flacco provides a warm ambience. Signor Ricci's careful placement of microphones generates an astonishingly realistic stereo soundstage. On some of the tunes, guitarist Lena vocalizes very softly (and in tune). The first time I played the recording fairly loud, I thought one of my neighbors was singing along…

Mark Werlin[read full review]

    La notte - Pietropaoli, Lena, Sigurtà -

Wonderful album, state of the art recording by Giulio Cesare Ricci (fonè).

John Merry

La Notte (The Night) (2012)

Lena, Pietropaoli, Polwart, Wainwright, Evans, Sigurta, Porter

Enzo Pietropaoli, Battista Lena, Fulvio Sigurta

Cables: Signoricci
Digital Converters: dCS A/D and D/A Converters
Microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49 Valve Microphones
Producer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recording Engineer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recording location: Volterra (PI) Teatro Persio Flacco, August 2012
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD 64

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