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From a Distant Past

The key to this CD with its blend of traditional flavour and modern taste is in the melody. In From a Distant Past the soprano narrates tales of sonorous landscapes, while the piano leaps from peak to peak through the history of jazz, reaching the high points of an evolution that is transformed into art.
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Italian Short Stories

This is my second 'jazz-photographic' project dedicated to the iconic images of Gianni Berengo Gardin considered the Italian 'Cartier-Bresson'.

I wanted this new CD to be rich of cinematic motifs inspiring myself from the likes of composers such as Ennio Morricone and singer song writer Fabio Concato feeling the need to work with my quartet on compositions with strong melodies, in tune with the elements that make Italian music so famous throughout the world.

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Simply Marvellous (Celebrating the Music of Michel Petrucciani)

This recording is the result of the admiration the Italian quartet shares for Michel Petrucciani.

The French pianist was a music sensation at an early age. Petrucciani was classically trained but his love for Duke Ellington and the jazz tradition quickly took over, making him one of the most talented young jazz pianists of his generation.

Petrucciani's career took off when he decided to move to the United States and he started playing with saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

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Blood & Champagne

This is my latest release with a newly formed UK Quartet featuring Frank Harrison on piano, Laurence Cottle on electric bass and Chris Nickolls on drums. In this new recording I decided to include four new original compositions, two of which were directly inspired by a couple of books I have recently read: 'Il Tunnel della Liberta' and 'Blood & Champagne'.

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Don't Forget

This CD marks the start of, I do hope, a fruitful and long lasting collaboration with Attilio, Tommy and Michele and this newly formed Italian Quartet. It's also the first time I have the pleasure to record under the label of 'Edizioni Musicali Brocca' run by Alessio Brocca a man who through his generousity and astute sense of business has managed to produce and make known to the public many recordings from up and coming and more established Italian jazz artists.

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Tommaso Starace Plays the Photos of Elliot Erwitt

'Tommaso Starace Plays the Photos of Elliott Erwitt' is an album inspired by the photos of the great Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt. My passion for movies and soundtracks and the magic relationship between them motivated me to compose jazz music to black and white photography.

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Tommaso Starace Quartet + Special Guests

'Tommaso Starace Quartet + Special Guests' is my first recording produced in 2002.

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