"AMAPOLA, the Newropean Quartet's debut CD, is a fine example of artistry in motion, articulating the essence of emotional content and intellect.
This is my first time becoming acquainted with saxophonist Ralph Reichert and I can honestly say he possesses his own brand of creativity, imagination, and a wonderful command of both the tenor and soprano saxes, which is demonstrated in particular on El Cahon, Amapola and Isfahan. His deep rooted tenor tone is somewhat reminiscent of Stan Getz, with his very own personal stamp attached to it.
Pianist and composer Danilo Memoli and I have known each other for five years and have played a number of tours: everytime I hear him, he adds something new and fresh to his musical palate. He is a musician who is constantly growing and searching for more. A “traditionalist” who is not afraid to step out of tradition. Noteworthy on this new release are his original compositions, Trill and Ode to Elvin, in addition to his arrangements of Blue Rose and Amapola, in 5/4 meter.
The Newropean Quartet, with Ralph and Danilo as co-leaders, is rounded out by Stefano Senni on bass, who provides a strong anchor and foundation for the music in every sense of the word with deftness and maturity. A gentleman I've yet to meet is the drummer, Joris Dudli, the force behind the helm driving the group over many melodic and rhythmic waves to reach the shores of musicality."
DAVE SCHNITTER, NYC - Dec. 2008
NEWROPEAN QUARTET just released cd "AMAPOLA"
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