MOODS AND SKETCHES
12 IMPROVISATIONS FOR PIANO
On his second Big Round Records release MOODS AND SKETCHES, composer Sebastiano Meloni presents 12 improvisations for piano. Meloni’s primary interest is in making improvisation, both as a composer and as a performer. Performed on a Fazioli grand piano F278, each piece explores the different facets of improvisational language, each having a specific methodical theme.
Meloni’s Transparencies is an exploration of space and time, where the piano is divided into its three registers, each moving at a different pace, sometimes blurred and at other times blended into a single melodic voice. Point Particle is seemingly a string of consciousness with a pseudo-circular form. The piece opens with a dappling effect created by disjunct, evenly paced, atonal constellations, which return in part, and with greater intensity, after the work journeys through numerous contrasting ideas. Absence is the most rhythmically consistent piece on the album; a dominating gentle rhythmic groove pattern upon which the composer develops melodic ideas.
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(Simon Adams of Jazz Journal), calls Sebastiano Meloni “A forceful pianist…”
“Pianist Meloni is pretty amazing…” (Downtown Music Gallery)
Meloni plays a Fazioli grand piano F278
Meloni describes his compositions as trying to “uncover what music can express in itself, as well as the emotions we could convey with atonal free improvisations”
Meloni lives in Cagliari, Italy. He graduated from the Conservatoire in Cagliari with a degree in Jazz Music
Meloni’s IMPROVISED PIECES FOR TRIO, featuring Tony Oxley on drums and Adriano Orrù on double bass, was released on Big Round Records in January 2010 (BR8904)
ALSO ON BIG ROUND RECORDS
Big Round Sound Vol. 1 (BR8942)
Sebastiano Meloni and Various Artists
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Catalog #: BR8945
Sebastiano Meloni piano
3. From a Distance
4. Mood Swings
5. Dark and Gloomy
7. Point Particle
All tracks recorded May 29-30, 2015 at Artesuono in
Cavalicco (UD), Italy
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Executive Producer Bob Lord
Audio Director Jeff LeRoy
Mastering Shaun Michaud
Production Engineer Nate Hunter
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