The pianist, bandoneonist and composer Paolo Russo presents his fourth release in the series of solo bandoneon albums.
With "CLOSE • UP", Paolo Russo keeps exploring the vast Jazz Standard tradition by presenting 12 well-known classics from "The great American songbook", completely re-arranged by himself. On this 4th album of his bandoneon solo series, he fully unfolds his musical maturity and reveals once again his unique approach to the bandoneon in an intimate and close album, mixing evocative melodies and free improvisation, through rhythmic playing, harmonic complexity and personal touch.
Paolo's dedicated study of the bandoneon's many possibilities through his four solo albums has resonated in bandoneon circles around the world. The great Argentine master, Néstor Marconi, one of the most prominent authorities for bandoneon in the world, wrote in the preface to Paolo's anthology of Bandoneon Solo Vol. II:
"The musical proposal presented here by Paolo Russo deserves attention for its powerful melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal content. The bars characterised by constant change as well as solid and avant-garde ideas testify that this work is not only a valuable innovative contribution to an in-depth study of the instrument, but also a technical challenge for the professional bandoneonist. Thank you, Maestro Paolo Russo, for your dedication and passionate love for the bandoneon, which he shares with us in all his works. ... a different proposal, which enriches and adds new challenges to the bandoneon technique: it is a masterpiece" (Néstor Marconi)
released May 19, 2022
Title: BANDONEON SOLO VOL. IV – CLOSE • UP
Artist: PAOLO RUSSO
Label: ZINA ZINETTI MUSIC
Official release date: JUNE 15, 2022
Composer: VARIOUS ARTISTS
Producer: PAOLO RUSSO
Executive producer: KATRINE KROG RUSSO
Album cover design: PAOLO RUSSO
Album cover photos: NICOLA FASANO
Album back cover portrait: HENRIK NIELSEN
Musicians: PAOLO RUSSO – bandoneon
Recording engineer: PAOLO RUSSO
Mixing engineer: JOHN FOMSGAARD
Mastering engineer: JOHN FOMSGAARD
All music arranged by Paolo Russo.
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