Antonio Faraò


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Italian pianist Antonio Farao makes his Verve label debut with 2015's Boundaries. A forward-thinking artist with a bent toward introspective, harmonically nuanced jazz, Farao is an established artist in Europe who has found common ground in his 20-plus-year career with such luminaries as drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Joe Lovano, and bassist Drew Gress. Joining Farao on Boundaries are several of his longtime Italian associates: saxophonist and drummer Mauro Negri, bassist Martin Gjakonovski, and saxophonist Luigi Di Nunzio. Together they dive into a mix of original compositions by Farao, as well as classics of '60s jazz including Tony Williams' "Hand Jive" and Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage." This is organic, layered acoustic jazz played with an adventurous spirit.

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