Explore this exciting debut commercial recording of standards, original compositions, transcriptions and covers, performed by pianist Matteo Bisbano Memmo.
About this release
This disc represents a curiosity box of virtuosic jazz piano playing showcasing the agility and musicality of Matteo Bisbano. Standards share a table with original compositions, transcriptions and exciting new covers which span a breadth of styles and genres. Bisbano projects breathtaking, dare-devil brinkmanship which pushes the boundaries of rhythm and celerity in modern piano music.
“The assimilation of Art Tatum’s famous stride technique is particularly noteworthy. But within this hurricane-like facility are ecstatic instances of rapturous beauty – felt all the more keenly for the contrasts around it. These ‘eye-of-the-storm’ moments expose the heart and soul behind Bisbano’s exuberant facade and are the respite from the sheer intensity and skill exhibited elsewhere. The inventiveness of the cover of Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ loses nothing from its original incarnation, but affords an exciting new perspective on an icon of the 80’s Metal scene.” George Richford, November 2021
Catalogue number CR066 Piano Steinway & Sons Engineer Ronan Phelan Engineer Assist Michele Catri Mastering Adaq Khan Recording Location Master Chord Studios, London Producer George Richford Programme Notes Hugh Benham
Artist Photography Mike Cooter Creative Director Mike Cooter Executive ProducerAdrian Green