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MOODS AND SKETCHES

12 IMPROVISATIONS FOR PIANO

Sebastiano Meloni

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

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.

 

For more information visit www.sebastianomeloni.com.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

(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

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

Sebastiano Meloni piano

 

1. Awakening

2. Transparencies

3. From a Distance

4. Mood Swings

5. Dark and Gloomy

6. Stream

7. Point Particle

8. Mutations

9. Inside/Outside

10. Filament

11. Waves

12. Absence

 

CREDITS

 

All tracks recorded May 29-30, 2015 at Artesuono in

Cavalicco (UD), Italy

 

Engineer Stefano Amerio

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Mastering Shaun Michaud

Production Engineer Nate Hunter

Art & Production Director Brett Picknell

Graphic Designer Emily Roulo

A&R Chris Robinson

Marketing Specialist Morgan MacLeod

 

 

 

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