Stefano Battaglia

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JAZZ TIMES august

Steve Futterman “…Each of the album’s two discs sports its own personality and distinct instrumentation….Storng statements from trumpeter Michael Gassmann and bassist Salvatore Maiore, not to mention the leader’s own ringing piano work, emerge organically from Battaglia’s reflective melodies yet stay firmly grounded within his refined score….The second disc’s mood remains as stringently…

 

IL GIORNALE

Franco Fayenz “…Ne deriva una musica che pur riconoscendo il proprio etimo nel jazz, si libra in ogni direzione con grande bellezza e profondo contenuto emozionale. Sono traguardi che Battaglia sa conseguire (e pochi altri a questi livelli)…’

 

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

John Kelman “…Battaglia honors Pasolini’s multiplicity of interests through a serious of compositions covering a wide range of emotional resonances, from stark beauty to jagged, and sometimes chaotic disturbance…a most fitting tribute to one of Italy’s more controversial figures by one of Italy’s more ambitious and stylistically far- reaching pianists…”

 

DOWNBEAT

Peter Margasak “…There’s a distinctly European Art music flavour to Re:Pasolini…a stunning peace of work and further proof of the richness of Battaglia’s conception…”

 

THE POST AND COURIER

Concert review: The Post and Courier / Charleston, South Carolina May 29, 2007 Time stopped Sunday night at the Cistern. All that was left was space and a continuum of sensation. Stefano Battaglia, a gifted Italian pianist, traveled with his band to Charleston for a onenight gig, part of Spoleto‘s Wachovia Jazz Series,…

 

CADENCE

Stuard Broomer Battaglia has been compared to Keith Jarrett and Cecil Taylor, and has devoted recordings to the music of Bill Evans. At this stage of his career, such comparisons are less a matter of stylistic derivation than suggestions of the pianistic quality of his work, he is simply one of the beautiful…

 

JASON BIVINS

Jason Bivins Che il pianoforte sia strumento di ricchezza e complessità straordinaria nella sua completezza, ci viene confermato dai lavori in solo di uno straordinario pianista italiano, Stefano Battaglia, che, se da un lato recupera le possibilità percussive, ritmiche, del suo strumento, dall’altro lato affonda nel suo patrimonio genetico di artista europeo e…

 

JAZZ TIMES

Thomas Conrad Battaglia is a rare artist who plays with fearless freedom and meaningful precision. A strong case can be made that the best European Jazz is coming out of Italy.

 

DOWNBEAT

Bill Shoemaker Battaglia is a rare pianist who falls into neither category. There are flashes of heroes Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett, Battaglia’s gift for lines that cohere to the point where they are melodic, but avoid the yokes of song structure and standard cadences, diffused by passages that evoke everything from early…

 

IL PIANOFORTE NEL MONDO

Jurgen Solothurnmann (DRS2) Presentando Stefano Battaglia si presenta non soltanto un artista di prestigio a livello mondiale, ma soprattutto un musicista dalla forte originalità e dalla multiforme sensibilità artistica. Strumentista virtuoso e dalla formazione accademica, per gran parte della sua lunga (nonostante l’età) ed intensa carriera ha alternato l’attività di concertista classico a…