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Francesco Turrisi’s Pensierini e Canzoni Pendulum

Danish bassist Claus Karsgaard and Portuguese drummer Joao Lobo join pianist Francesco Turrisi in this typically Italian approach to the piano trio. The canzoni of the title are songs of a particularly vocal quality, be they baroque tunes, traditional Mediterranean melodies, slow sambas, Arabic songs or original compositions. Pensierini are schoolchildren’s essays but here they form slightly volatile, short musical sketches that are inspired by baroque bass lines, and each pensierino develops playfully in unexpected directions in sharp relief to the formal structures of the canzoni. Providing further evidence of the abundant creativity at work from this creative, open minded pianist.

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