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HIIT (Quatrana / Grossi / Alves)

For Beauty Is Nothing But The Beginning Of Terror

HIIT (Quatrana / Grossi / Alves): For Beauty Is Nothing But The Beginning Of Terror (Clean Feed)

Bringing tremendous playing skill and creative intent, the Italian/Portuguese trio of Simone Quatrana on piano, Andrea Grossi on double bass and Pedro Melo Alves on drums & percussion, improvise over spontaneous compositions that flow perceptively from quick energetic moments to periods of abstract beauty, complementing each other in exquisite and dynamic ways.
 

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Simone Quatrana-piano

Andrea Grossi-double bass

Pedro Melo Alves-drums, percussion


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UPC: 5609063006322

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF632CD
Squidco Product Code: 33464

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Cicaleto Recording Studio, in Arezzo, Italy, on June 11th and 12th, 2022, by Simone Coen.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"HIIT is a piano trio of contemporary improvised music, with compositional frames that feed focused real-time composition. You hear aesthetics reminiscent of the improvised and composed music of the 20th and 21st century. You hear hot blooded energy which is not afraid of lyric melody, abstract contemplation, and structured formal matrixes.Connecting the new Portugal and Italy music scenes, it is composed by the pianist Simone Quatrana, double bassist Andrea Grossi and drummer Pedro Melo Alves.

"...three distinct characters developing layers and plateaus of an inspiring soundscape/energy field. The music is courageous in its commitment to colorful abstraction, and virtuosic in the expression of the content. (...) this is a wonderful record that will energize the listener."-Hank Roberts, from the liner notes

Simone Quatrana is an Italian jazz improviser and pianist. With several bands he has performed in Italy and Europe, making himself known in the environment of radical improvisation, playing with Peter Brotzmann, Mikolaj Trzaska, Rudy Mahall and Ken Vandermark with whom he recorded two albums and played an European tour. He won the National Award of Arts for Best Soloist and he was listed twice on Top Jazz as the Best New Italian Talent of 2020 and 2021, in the magazine Musica Jazz.

Andrea Grossi is an Italian double bass player and composer. Critically acclaimed as one of the best new Italian talents on the rise, he has performed in important festivals and theaters in Italy and abroad and has released recordings for various labels, including three records as leader: Lubok, Four Winds, Songs and Poems (We Insist! Records). He has always been interested in all kinds of avant-garde and experimental music, with a special focus on improvised music. In 2017 he founded his trio, Blend 3. He has also worked in dance and performing arts. His international collaborations: Barre Phillips, Gyorgy Kurtag Jr., Tobias Delius, Eyvind Kang, Aruan Ortiz, Marcelo Nisinman, Steve Swell, Walter Thompson, Michel Doneda, Thomas de Pourquery, Cristina Zavalloni, Lynn Cassiers and Diana Torto.

Pedro Melo Alves is one of the most prominent drummers and composers in the recent avant-garde music scene in Portugal. Having been awarded with multiple awards and nominations he's been increasingly present in the international music scene, presenting his projects worldwide and playing with musicians such as Mark Dresser, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Peter Evans, Joe Morris, Sun Ra Arkestra, Eve Risser, Luke Stewart, Audrey Chen, John O'Gallagher or Chris Pitsiokos.Today he plays and composes for his Omniae Large Ensemble, The Rite of Trio, In Igma, his percussion duet with Pedro Carneiro, duo MOORIS, composes for Theatre, Dance, Cinema and erudite music and is a part of many projects, such as Luís Vicente Trio, Surma, Memória de Peixe and Rodrigo Brandão LX Livre."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"Simone Quatrana began studying the piano at an early age and then attended the Frosinone Conservatory. He has always been reluctant to musical academism, studying as a self-taught until moving to Milan where he had the opportunity to deepen improvisation techniques.

With Diverse Formazioni he performed in Italy and Europe, making himself known above all in the radical improvisation environment playing with Peter Brotzmann, Mikolaj Trzaska, Rudy Mahall and Ken Vandermark with whom he recorded two albums and played on a European tour."

-Simone Quatrana Website (Translated by Google) (https://www.simonequatrana.com/)
7/10/2024

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"Andrea Grossi, born 1992, studied in Parma at Conservatorio "Arrigo Boito" earning two Master's Degrees: Jazz composition with a score of 110/110 cum laude in 2022 and Jazz double bass with a score of 110/110 cum laude and academic mention in 2017.

He studied double bass and composition with M° Roberto Bonati and he also attended the courses of: Roberto Dani, Alberto Tacchini, Riccardo Luppi, Fabrizio Fanticini and Riccardo Ceni.

He participated in several masterclasses and workshops: Bruno Chevillon, Misha Alperin, Franco D'Andrea, Gianluigi Trovesi, Sidsel Endresen, Marcus Miller, Tor Yttredal, Morten Halle, Federico Sanesi.

His concert activity already has numerous national and international collaboration, including: Barre Phillips, Gyorgy Kurtag, Eyvind Kang, Aruán Ortiz, Marcelo Nisinman, Tobias Delius, Walter Thompson, Alan Bishop, Sabir Mateen, Michel Doneda, Joe Fonda, Yves Savary, Pedro Melo Alves, Paul Roth, Martin Mayes, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Roberto Masotti, Cristina Zavalloni, Diana Torto, Roberto Bonati, Roberto Dani, Giancarlo "Nino" Locatelli, Sebi Tramontana, Cristiano Calcagnile, Daniele Cavallanti, Tiziano Tononi, Walter Prati, Roberto Cappello, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Riccardo Luppi, Massimo Falascone, Claudio Lugo, Gaetano Liguori, Guido Bombardieri, Paolo Tomelleri, Paolo Botti, Emanuele Parrini, Beppe Caruso, Alberto Mandarini, Mario Arcari, Andrea Dulbecco, Danilo Grassi, Camilla Battaglia, Gaia Mattiuzzi, Lynn Cassiers, Laura Conti, Beatrice Arrigoni, Olivia Salvadori, Sandro Mussida, Alessandra Novaga, Alberto Tacchini, Alberto Braida, Marco Dalpane, Luca Tilli, Gianpiero Malfatto, Francesco Bossaglia, Massimiliano Milesi, Roberto Del Piano, Filippo Monico, Fulvio Maras, Stefano Giust, Luca Perciballi and many others.

His concert activity already has numerous national and international collaboration, including:Barre Phillips, Gyorgy Kurtag, Eyvind Kang, Aruán Ortiz, Marcelo Nisinman, Tobias Delius, Walter Thompson, Alan Bishop, Sabir Mateen, Michel Doneda, Yves Savary, Pedro Melo Alves, Paul Roth, Martin Mayes, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Roberto Masotti, Cristina Zavalloni, Diana Torto, Roberto Bonati, Roberto Dani, Giancarlo "Nino" Locatelli, Sebi Tramontana, Cristiano Calcagnile, Daniele Cavallanti, Tiziano Tononi, Walter Prati, Roberto Cappello, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Riccardo Luppi, Massimo Falascone, Claudio Lugo, Gaetano Liguori, Guido Bombardieri, Paolo Tomelleri, Paolo Botti, Emanuele Parrini, Beppe Caruso, Alberto Mandarini, Mario Arcari, Andrea Dulbecco, Danilo Grassi, Camilla Battaglia, Gaia Mattiuzzi, Lynn Cassiers, Laura Conti, Beatrice Arrigoni, Olivia Salvadori, Sandro Mussida, Alessandra Novaga, Alberto Tacchini, Alberto Braida, Marco Dalpane, Luca Tilli, Gianpiero Malfatto, Francesco Bossaglia, Massimiliano Milesi, Roberto Del Piano, Filippo Monico, Fulvio Maras, Stefano Giust, Luca Perciballi and many others.

He has performed in important festivals and theaters in Italy (Blue Note, Festival Verdi, AngelicA, ParmaJazz Frontiere, Bergamo Jazz, Iseo Jazz, Barga Jazz Festival, Novara Jazz, Ground Music Festival, L'Altro Suono, Pisa Jazz, Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz, Il Ritmo Delle Città, Ritratti, Curva Minore, Festival della Chitarra di Pescara, Ah Um Jazz Festival, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Farnese di Parma, Auditorium Toscanini di Parma, Teatro al Parco de L'Aquila, Teatro Dal Verme di Milano, Sala Verdi di Milano, Teatro Comunale "Luciano Pavarotti" di Modena, Teatro Storchi di Modena and many others), Spain (Festival Escena Mobile)France (Chalon-Sur-Saone Festival) Germany (Jazz&Joy Festival of Worms), Switzerland (Teatro di Banco) and Norway.

He is mainly active in avant-jazz, post-bop and improvised music. He is also often involved in jazz, classical and contemporary music, and sometimes even in pop music (in which he has worked as session man recording "Consequenza Logica", an album by Matia Bazar and alive with the Sanremo Orchestra). He also recorded the Italian TV jingle for Paramount Pictures Channel.

He is currently the leader of the trio Blend 3 (with Manuel Caliumi on alto sax and Michele Bonifati on electric guitar) with whom he released the album Lubok and of the Blend Orchestra (12-piece ensemble) with whom he released Four Winds.

The union between Blend 3 and the voice of Beatrice Arrigoni gave rise to Songs and Poems, a project working on the relationship between music and words, which released its eponymous album in 2022 on the We Insist! Records.

He also collaborates with several groups in jazz and improvised music (ParmaFrontiere Orchestra and Chironomic Ensemble by Roberto Bonati, Pipeline by Giancarlo "Nino" Locatelli, KORR with Michel Doneda and Filippo Monico, Milano Music Collective, Nexus and Udu Calls Trio by Daniele Cavallanti & Tiziano Tononi, Idea Trio by Gaetano Liguori, Takla Jazz Trio by Filippo Monico, Beatrice Arrigoni 4et, Organic Gestures Trio by Luca Perciballli, Luca Gusella Trio, the band I am a Fish) and in classical and contemporary music ensembles (in the GMC by Danilo Grassi, in the MG_INC Orchestra, in the Ensemble '05 by Massimo Felici and Antonia Valente and as a chamber duo with the pianist Gledis Gjuzi).

In the performative arts he collaborates with the contemporary dancer and choreographer Laura Matano and her XL Collective; with SParsi, a sound painting group of musicians and dancers conducted by Giancarlo "Nino" Locatelli; in audio/video performances, with the very important photographer and video maker Roberto Masotti and his Tai NoOrchestra.

He has been invited to several tv shows: "Gazebo" on Rai3 National television as part of the Italian trio of Aruan Ortiz; "Fantastico" on Zelig TV.He also works with the tv conductor Giampaolo Gambi in his theatre performances.

In 2015 won the first edition of the Taste of Jazz Prize by Novara Jazz.

In 2016 the "Beatrice Arrigoni Quartet" is given the MIDJ Prize as Best Jazz Band Under 30 of Lombardia and Emilia Romagna.

In 2017 he played at Patti Smith's laurea honoris causa celebration hosted by the Parma University.

In 2018 the Compagnia Danzability is part of the International Contest for Coreography held by Festival Escena Mobile in Siviglia with the performance "Exit" by Laura Matano with live music by Andrea Grossi.

In the same year won the National Composition Contest "Il Cinema Ritrovato. Concerti per film silenziosi in luoghi inattesi" by Cineteca di Bologna, writing the music for the silent movie "Les Bordes de la Tamise d'Oxford à Windsor" (Francia/1914, 6')

In 2019 with Andrea Grossi Blend 3 won New Generation Jazz 2019 promoted by I-Jazz and Mibact.

Special Mention at the International Prize "Giorgio Gaslini" in 2019."

-Andrea Grossi Website (https://andreagrossiofficial.com/bio-eng/)
7/10/2024

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"Pedro Melo Alves is one of the most unsettled new minds in Portugal, avid for something more, yet unknown.

Having been awarded with the Bernardo Sassetti composition award in 2016, distinguished as the National Musician of the Year in 2017 by jazz.pt and in 2019 with the Premio Internazionale Giorgio Gaslini he's been increasingly present in the European music scene, presenting his projects in events such as 12 Points Festival (2018), European Jazz Conference (2018) or Jazzahead (2019).

Born in 1991, in Porto, Portugal, Pedro starts studying music in 2000. Enrolls at the Jazz Drums superior course in 2011 at the Porto Superior School of Music (ESMAE), having lessons with Michael Lauren and Carlos Azevedo, and leaves the course in 2013 to study classical and jazz piano with Abe Rabade and Daniel Bernardes. The participation on several workshops in Portugal, Spain and Italy led him to meet and study with some of the contemporary jazz scene figures, such as Danilo Perez, John Escreet and Ralph Alessi. Enters in 2015 on the Musical Composition superior course at the Lisbon Superior School of Music (ESML), where he studies with Sérgio Azevedo, José Luís Ferreira and António Pinho Vargas.

Today he plays as a drummer and composer in innovative modern jazz bands (Omniae Ensemble, The Rite of Trio, In Igma), contemporary electroacoustic projects (his solo O, CACO.MEAL or his trio symph), improvised music (with João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Luís Vicente, Theo Ceccaldi, Ricardo Jacinto, Jacqueline Kerrod, Pedro Branco), instrumental rock (Catacombe), soundtracks for Theatre and Dance (with Schaubühne's Peter Kleinert, Carlota Lagido or his own art collective Caos) and erudite composition."

-Pedro Melo Alves Website (https://pedromeloalves.com/about/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Gliss Glass 4:14

2. Ecotone 5:12

3. Concetto Spaziale (To Lucio Fontana) 4:33

4. Interlude I 0:17

5. Urbe 3:07

6. Urge (To Roberto Masotti) 3:19

7. Interlude II 0:30

8. The Tartar Steppe (To Dino Buzzati) 3:21

9. Cliches 3:49

10. Lament 4:00

11. Interlude III 0:23

12. Taro (To Giorgio Gaslini) 5:31

13. Interlude IV 0:18

14. Perline 4:33

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