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Stefano Battaglia Trio: In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder

Alec Wilder (1907-1980) was a composer equally at home in the worlds of stage, film, opera/classical and popular song. Because he spread himself out to such a degree, he is not often celebrated to the extent of many of his contemporaries who focused exclusively on contributing to what is now known as the Great American … Read More “Stefano Battaglia Trio: In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder”

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Stefano Battaglia Trio: The River of Anyder

Stefano Battaglia is the least famous of Italy’s major jazz piano players. He is more esoteric and more obviously grounded in European classical music than Stefano Bollani, Enrico Pieranunzi and Danilo Rea. But his chops and his poetic imagination place him in their company. The first two pieces here display Battaglia’s deep intuition for drama … Read More “Stefano Battaglia Trio: The River of Anyder”

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