Chichester Jazz Club

Tommaso Starace / Michele Di Toro Duo

Friday, November 11, 2016

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Tommaso Starace presents an intimate evening of music from his new album ‘From a Distant Past', collaborating in a duo with pianist Michele Di Toro.

Stylistically, Tommaso is associated with the traditional Afro-American style of playing. He has widened his musical influences, taking inspiration from contemporary musicians such as Brad Mehldau, Brandford Marsalis and Ennio Morricone.

This complements Michele Di Toro who makes use of a jazz idiom which takes inspiration from classical music, using scales and chords to create a more angular and contemporary musical language.

With this new album, Tommaso brings to life a world that belongs to a remote past made of fables and surreal stories.

From the childlike melody of ‘Children’s Song’ (Chick Corea) to the nostalgic 'Dexter’s Tune’ (Randy Newman), and the more 'fable-like' music of 'A Trust Betrayed' or the epic ‘Perseus and Andromeda’, the listener embarks on a travel through time. Behind each composition, Tommaso hopes that the listener can visualise the music and its inspiration. The objective is always to express ideas with sensitivity and originality, linking jazz and visual stimuli.

Line-up: Tommaso Starace – saxophones, Michele Di Toro – piano.

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