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Illusions

Nicola Sergio Trio

Illusions

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917335125
Catnr: CR 73351
Release date: 18 October 2012
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Challenge Records
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0608917335125
Catalogue number
CR 73351
Release date
18 October 2012

"In Sergio's compositions, you can hear influences of Franz Schubert and Frédérick Chopin as well as Kenny Wheeler and Dave Brubeck. In his pleasant sounding, but never predictable music, Sergio lets these influences return in a well dosed way."

Nederlands Dagblad, 08-2-2013
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“Nicola Sergio is a melodist. Not one related to the traditional clichés of an Italy which gave birth to the Bel Canto, or one whose melodic construction prevails due to a lack of language or knowledge. Nicola Sergio is endowed with an exceptional melodic sense ; his inner chant immediately makes his music familiar : his music is true, without ostentation, raised by two fellow musicians ranked among the most talented French jazzmen. Performing also Franz Schubert and Kenny Wheeler – two fabulous melody composers in their own respective style – Nicola Sergio trio signs a manifest of delicacy and whisper, like so many odes to dreams and enchantment.” (From the linernotes- written by Jean Charles Richard)

“Nicola Sergio is a melodist. Not one related to the traditional clichés of an Italy which gave birth to the Bel Canto, or one whose melodic construction prevails due to a lack of language or knowledge. Nicola Sergio is endowed with an exceptional melodic sense ; his inner chant immediately makes his music familiar : his music is true, without ostentation, raised by two fellow musicians ranked among the most talented French jazzmen. Performing also Franz Schubert and Kenny Wheeler – two fabulous melody composers in their own respective style – Nicola Sergio trio signs a manifest of delicacy and whisper, like so many odes to dreams and enchantment.” (From the linernotes- written by Jean Charles Richard)

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Nicola Sergio Trio

Nicola Sergio is a pianist/compositor/arranger. He holds a degree in Economics, as well as a diploma with honors in Classical music and Jazz music at the Conservatory of Perugia. At Conservatory he also obtained diplomas in Music Pedagogy and Music Education. In addition, he earned the “Prix Jazz” at the CNR Conservatory in Paris, city where he has been living since 2008. Sergio has received various certificates of merit in numerous competitions and festivals of classical music for young performers. He is leader of a Paris based trio bearing his own name, including two special guests, saxophonist Michael Rosen from New York and Argentine saxophonist Javier Girotto. With this project, he recorded the CD “SYMBOLS” for the Dutch label CHALLENGE...
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Nicola Sergio is a pianist/compositor/arranger. He holds a degree in Economics, as well as a diploma with honors in Classical music and Jazz music at the Conservatory of Perugia. At Conservatory he also obtained diplomas in Music Pedagogy and Music Education. In addition, he earned the “Prix Jazz” at the CNR Conservatory in Paris, city where he has been living since 2008. Sergio has received various certificates of merit in numerous competitions and festivals of classical music for young performers. He is leader of a Paris based trio bearing his own name, including two special guests, saxophonist Michael Rosen from New York and Argentine saxophonist Javier Girotto. With this project, he recorded the CD “SYMBOLS” for the Dutch label CHALLENGE RECORDS INTERNATIONAL. With the same label, he signed an exclusive contract for the production of 3 CDs. The first CD of the series is entitled Symbols, and is currently distributed in Europe, Japan and the United States. Two tracks from the album Symbols, Il Labirinto Delle Fate e Seven Six were been selected by Frédéric Charbaut for airplay on all Air France international flights. In the same year, he received numerous awards from international critics. In addition to two awards in Italian monthly magazine JAZZIT, for Best Record International (Critics Award) and Best Italian composer (Audience Award), the disc was reviewed with enthusiastically by European jazz press in : Jazzit, Jazz Music, Jazzthing,Jazzthetic, Ensuitekulturmagazin, Horeindruck, Jazzman Jazzmagazine , Piano, Netherlans Dagblad, Pianowereld, Andy Magazine, University Magazine. The album was also broadcast by many radio such as : BRF Jazztime, TSF Jazz, Jazz à FIP , Radio Aligre, Radio France Musique, Radio France Bleu, Radio Campus Paris, Radio King International, Radio Phonica, Teleradiostereo. In February 2012 Nicola Sergio recorded a new album, “ILLUSIONS”, produced by Challenge Records, with Stéphane Kerecki on bass and Fabrice Moreau on drums. Nicola has also recorded as leader a Reportage and a CD for the project “CILEA MON AMOUR” – jazz reinterpretation of major works of the composer Francesco Cilea – NAU RECORDS label, in quintet with Joe Quitzke, Stéphane Kerecki, Yuriko Kimura, Michael Rosen. In 2015 Challenge Records releases his new CD in piano solo “MIGRANTS”, inspired by the theme of migration and dedicated to all migrants in the world. Currently he also works in various projects jazz music, chamber music, pop music, and in music for film theater, projects, in which he directed the studio orchestra. He also plays in various clubs and jazz festivals in France, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Netherlands.
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In Sergio's compositions, you can hear influences of Franz Schubert and Frédérick Chopin as well as Kenny Wheeler and Dave Brubeck. In his pleasant sounding, but never predictable music, Sergio lets these influences return in a well dosed way.
Nederlands Dagblad, 08-2-2013

Sergio, who in the past also worked for film, theater and big bands, let all those influences come  back good in his pleasant sounding, but never predictable music.
Nederlands Dagblad, 08-2-2013

Often the compositions verge on song structures, they refer to elements of classical music, and consequently provide the basis for delicate improvisations.
Jazz thing, 01-11-2012

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