Human Pieces

Francesco Cusa (drums), Brian Groder (trumpet), Riccardo Grosso (bass), Tonino Miano (piano)

In cart Not available Out of stock

Leo Records CD 925. Recorded in Catania at StudioTape on Feb 2021. Recording engineer Franz Minuta. Cover art by N. Schiro, F. Ozaneaux, T. Grassia, T. Miano. Produced by Leo Feigin and Tonino Miano. "...a truly stimulating album with some extraordinary moments in it" - Lynn Rene' Bailey

Leo Records CD 925. Recorded in Catania at StudioTape on Feb 2021. Recording engineer Franz Minuta. Cover art by N. Schiro, F. Ozaneaux, T. Grassia, T. Miano. Produced by Leo Feigin and Tonino Miano. "...a truly stimulating album with some extraordinary moments in it" - Lynn Rene' Bailey https://artmusiclounge.wordpress.com/2022/03/18/an-eclectic-quartets-human-pieces/

"È un gran bel disco questo [...] che si riascolta volentieri, apprezzandolo dall’inizio alla fine in tutte le componenti che lo costituiscono, senza momenti a vuoto o cadute di tensione." - musicZoom http://www.musiczoom.it/?p=32969

"Human Pieces is an album of fresh music which is not afraid to step into the unknown of exploration, but clearly wishes to avoid falling into the trap of rediscovering musical clichés. This it does extraordinarily well and so it is unusually stimulating and thought-provoking". - Ken Cheetham, Jazz Views. https://www.jazzviews.net/cusa--groder--grosso--miano---human-pieces.html

"Non si tratta di riprendere la lezione del free jazz ma di comprenderla nuovamente, di esaltarne alcuni aspetti senza quell’urgenza originaria ma seguendo una visione postmoderna, giocosa con la consapevolezza del proprio ruolo di musicista. L’intento in questo senso ci pare riuscito, la rabbia e l’urgenza, che caratterizzavano il free jazz storico, lasciano spazio ad un approccio ludico che permette di evidenziare dei comportamenti omogenei e descrivere con maggior coerenza la contemporaneità". - Nicola Barin, Percorsi Musicali. https://www.percorsimusicali.eu/2022/04/24/human-pieces/

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    0:00/7:20
  2. 2
    0:00/10:33
  3. 3
    0:00/7:02
  4. 4
    0:00/5:54
  5. 5
    0:00/7:47
  6. 6
    0:00/6:27
  7. 7
    0:00/5:24

The Inner Life of Residue

Mirio Cosottini-Tonino Miano

In cart Not available Out of stock

"Some pieces are so beautiful that it hurts". – Stef Gijssels. "The Inner Life of Residue, in fact, is a musical example of how life freely evolves, thanks to the attention and collaborative interaction with others, transforming itself, reviving itself, giving rise to new realities. A splendid example.” - N. Polastri, AllAboutJazz Italia 2014.

"Some pieces are so beautiful that it hurts". – Stef Gijssels. "The Inner Life of Residue, in fact, is a musical example of how life freely evolves, thanks to the attention and collaborative interaction with others, transforming itself, reviving itself, giving rise to new realities. A splendid example.” - N. Polastri, AllAboutJazz Italia 2014. "Almost like performance art without the pretension, this has that special something that you want to hear when you just want to be entranced by some well played music."– Midwest Record

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:02
  2. 2
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:34
  3. 3
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:12
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:08
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:16
  6. 6
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:53
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:38
  8. 8
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:36
  9. 9
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:54
  10. 10
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:07
  11. 11
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:52
  12. 12
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:22

Fluidensity

Brian Groder-Tonino Miano

In cart Not available Out of stock

"The country of FluiDensity is humane, quick-thinking, playful, fleet, inquisitive, earthy. Miano and Groder are deeply learned and skillful musicians, but when they play, all one hears is the sound of a beautiful, fascinating place to visit.” - George Grella, July 2012. "Profound and beautiful music.” - E. Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz 2013

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:59
  2. 2
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/8:27
  3. 3
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:06
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:53
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:30
  6. 6
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/8:09
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:11
  8. 8
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:53
  9. 9
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:28

Cardinal

Cosottini-Melani-Miano-Pisani

In cart Not available Out of stock

"The music is as accessible as it is adventurous, cerebral and emotional, programmed and spontaneous, it’s jazz and classical, recognizable and never heard, grave and light-footed, but with an aesthetic beauty and sensitivity that can only be admired. [...]Exceptional!” - Stef Gijssels, 2009.

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:40
  2. 2
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/6:30
  3. 3
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:58
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:54
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:11
  6. 6
    Ehe 4:43
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:43
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:25
  8. 8
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:55
  9. 9
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/7:34

Ulysses

Frantz Loriot-Tonino Miano

In cart Not available Out of stock

“…Music that is both intense and of austere character, exploring the interesting resonances of the acoustic instruments. […] As it is usually a mark of the production of Tonino Miano […] Ulysses abounds with fascinating and subtle details that enslave the listener and, through consecutive listens, leads us to new and surprising discoveries”. — E.

“…Music that is both intense and of austere character, exploring the interesting resonances of the acoustic instruments. […] As it is usually a mark of the production of Tonino Miano […] Ulysses abounds with fascinating and subtle details that enslave the listener and, through consecutive listens, leads us to new and surprising discoveries”. — E. Chagas – Jazz e Arredores, March 2009

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:15
  2. 2
    Metis 3:43
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:43
  3. 3
    Troy 2:39
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:39
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:30
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:21
  6. 6
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:38
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:57
  8. 8
    Outis 4:44
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:44
  9. 9
    Winds 2:56
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:56
  10. 10
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:25
  11. 11
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:18
  12. 12
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/0:43
  13. 13
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/0:56

Edus Tonus

Edoardo Marraffa-Tonino Miano

In cart Not available Out of stock

“The soul that animates this music is sui generis: a mixture of interchangeable franticness, melodic research outside the customary databank canons and free jazz devoid of luxury clothes. I did manage to find a sort of disguised root in the couple’s methodological approach, which lies somewhere between the semi-serious fringes of post-RIO and – in

“The soul that animates this music is sui generis: a mixture of interchangeable franticness, melodic research outside the customary databank canons and free jazz devoid of luxury clothes. I did manage to find a sort of disguised root in the couple’s methodological approach, which lies somewhere between the semi-serious fringes of post-RIO and – in selected circumstances – Goebbels & Harth’s technically evolved recklessness. Still, the manumission of improvisational clichés and the juxtaposition of different kinds of ironically rigorous dissent fuse in an entirely satisfying statement, whose temperament and personality are quite unique.” - Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes 2010

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:13
  2. 2
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:05
  3. 3
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:53
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:40
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/5:32
  6. 6
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:59
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:54
  8. 8
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:05
  9. 9
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:31

The Curvature Of Pace

Mirio Cosottini-Tonino Miano

In cart Not available Out of stock

“Sounds seems perfectly placed without strenuous effort. There is a clear sense of two musicians being very familiar and relaxed in each other’s presence.[…] the music glows.” — Chris Kennedy, Musicworks #104, Summer 09. “The notes splatter like fat rain drops on hot pavement […] Miano and Cosottini stand out”. — D. Dupont, Cadence Magazine,

“Sounds seems perfectly placed without strenuous effort. There is a clear sense of two musicians being very familiar and relaxed in each other’s presence.[…] the music glows.” — Chris Kennedy, Musicworks #104, Summer 09. “The notes splatter like fat rain drops on hot pavement […] Miano and Cosottini stand out”. — D. Dupont, Cadence Magazine, 789/08. "Brilliant trumpet & piano duo [...] theirs is thoroughly serious music, replete with intriguing subtleties, still greatly fascinating after several consecutive listens." — Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, 2008.

Read more…
0:00/???
  1. 1
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/4:38
  2. 2
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/8:55
  3. 3
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:11
  4. 4
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/3:06
  5. 5
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/8:35
  6. 6
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/6:01
  7. 7
    In cart Not available Out of stock
    0:00/2:39