Elisabetta Maulo & Piergiorgio Pirro
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10€ Reservation/12€ At the door
5€ Reservation/7€ At the door (Student discount)
Elisabetta Maulo, voice
Piergiorgio Pirro, piano
The music of Elisabetta Maulo and Piergiorgio Pirro could be described as a sort of contemporary chamber jazz influenced by Early Jazz music. It is sometimes minimalist, sometimes orchestral, and focuses on aspects such as the earthy and bluesy sound of the first era of Jazz, its unique rhythmic approach, and the use of polyphony in the arrangements.
Aside from their original compositions, the duo plays the music of composers like George W. Thomas, Spencer Williams, W. C. Handy, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and makes incursions in other territories like the American and Brazilian songbooks, and the great Italian songwriters of the past.
They began to collaborate in 2011 in the form of a voice and piano duo, working on the repertoire of the jazz of the 20s and 30s, and soon starting to compose their own original tunes. This transition is documented in the album "Early", published by Improvvisatore Involontario in 2015. This work features the participation of two Italian jazzmen of the same generation: Tony Cattano at the trombone and Beppe Scardino at the baritone saxophone and bass clarinet.
The album is available here: