Welcome to the official website of Antonio Artese, the acclaimed Italian pianist and composer. With a passion for both jazz and classical music since his early training years, Artese is renowned for his exceptional improvisation and composition skills. Influenced by Italian, American, and Californian cultures, he draws inspiration from diverse sources, including the Evans trio and northern European minimalism. His extensive musical experiences and travels have shaped his unique harmonic and timbre palette, making him a truly eclectic artist.
THE NEW PIANO SOLO PROJECT
Embarking on an exquisite musical journey, my new recording project for the album “My Blond Girl” captures the essence of piano solo performances, recorded in the serene ambiance of Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of Santa Barbara. This project is brought to life on a magnificent Steinway D Hamburg, renowned for its unparalleled clarity and dynamic range. Featuring an array of new compositions, the album delves into the exploration of the piano’s vast colors and timbre, showcasing the instrument’s ability to convey a spectrum of emotions and narratives. Set for release in April 2024, “My Blond Girl” promises to be a testament to the beauty of piano music, inviting listeners into a world where each note paints a story, embodying the spirit of innovation and the timeless allure of the piano.
TWO WORLDS - ABEAT RECORDS
Antonio Artese on piano,
Stefano Battaglia on bass,
Alessandro Marzi on drums.
“A pristine touch with impeccable rhythm, channeling all its energy into a ‘desire to sing’ that surfaces even through the most intense moments.” – Roberto Peciola – Il Manifesto
AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
The album features twelve original compositions written and arranged for clarinet and piano trio.
Harmonic sophistication, swing, counterpoint, and a focus on chromatic lines take the listener on a musical journey from mainstream to experimental jazz.
Antonio Artese, piano
Mirco Mariottini, clarinet
Gabriele Evangelista, bass
Alessandro Marzi, drums
Julita is a piano piece inspired by the northern landscapes and composed during a concert tour in Sweden.
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