Moods and Sketches
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Catalog #: BR8945
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Jazz
Solo Instrumental
Piano

Moods And Sketches

12 Improvisations For Piano

Sebastiano Meloni composer, 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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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Awakening Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 0:56
02 Transparancies Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 2:35
03 From a Distance Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:48
04 Mood Swings Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 4:02
05 Dark & Gloomy Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:12
06 Stream Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 4:21
07 Point Particle Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:03
08 Mutations Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:16
09 Inside/Outside Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:55
10 Filament Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 2:11
11 Waves Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:08
12 Absence Sebastiano Meloni Sebastiano Meloni, piano 3:17

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

Artist Information

Sebastiano Meloni

Sebastiano Meloni

Composer

Sebastiano Meloni lives in Cagliari, Italy, where he teaches literature and history. He graduated from the Conservatory in Cagliari with a degree in jazz music. While at the Conservatory, he also studied classical music, contemporary music, composition, and music theory. In 2002, he recorded Libere Forme, a CD of free jazz-contemporary music, with drummer Alessandro Garau and double bassist Nicola Cossu. He continues to play free and mainstream jazz throughout Italy.

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