The members of Naples, Italy-based jazz-rock ensemble Slivovitz (named after a Central and Eastern European plum brandy) can cite the exact date of the group’s formation: September 27, 2001, when, according to a Web interview with saxophonist Pietro Santangelo, Slivovitz came together after a spontaneous street jam. The group mixes jazz and rock with a variety of other styles, notably Balkan and Gypsy influences, which Slivovitz began exploring after a 2003 trip to Hungary. The band’s eponymous debut album was recorded in 2004 and released by an Italian imprint; Slivovitz subsequently signed with the New York-based MoonJune label, which released Hubris (mainly new compositions but also including three remastered tracks from the debut) in 2009. Hubris featured a seven-piece lineup (with several guests) -- bassist Domenico Angarano, ...
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Year Album Artist
2018 Liver Slivovitz Primary Artist, Arranger, Producer
2015 All You Can Eat Slivovitz Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger
2011 Bani Ahead Slivovitz Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger
2009 Hubris Slivovitz Primary Artist