Lorenzo Vitolo

Changing Shapes

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917347425
Catnr: CR 73474
Release date: 31 January 2020
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917347425
Catalogue number
CR 73474
Release date
31 January 2020

"The Dutch Groningen seems to be a crystallization point for many young aspiring jazz musicians from all over the world... The trio around the Italian pianist Lorenzo Vitolo may serve as evidence of this: Bassist Abdalla comes from Brazil, drummer George Potamianos from Greece. And even without having to make any folkloristic associations, it seems as if each member of the ensemble lets his respective origin - even if unconsciously - resonate in the musical togetherness...  "

Piano News, 06-7-2020
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Changing Shapes is Lorenzo Vitolo’s debut recording project whose songs were written during different moments of his musical and artistic growth. The thread that links these compositions is the continuous change of shapes and notes, of spaces and times, of thoughts and feelings.

The project was realized in a trio line-up of musicians with whom Lorenzo had already collaborated
for different concerts in their home town of Groningen in the Netherlands. This trio has found a great unity, despite the geographical distances and the different musical backgrounds of each musician. Lorenzo Vitolo has a background of classical music and jazz studies, re-emerging in his compositions and performances.

He is continuously inspired by the study of and listening to those who created before him, and he appropriately mixes his knowledge with the one offered by the infinite horizon of this beautiful music that is jazz. Rafael Abdalla, the double bass player, comes from San Paolo. He has three albums and a large number of participations in music and record projects by other musicians. He contributes to the project with his deep understanding of the wonderful Brazilian music that he mixes wisely with modern jazz sounds. George Potamianos, the drummer, is from Patras, Greece. After his studies in Greece he moved to Holland to perfect his jazz studies. He is involved in various projects, and he always supports music with his great energy, with which he creates a powerful empathy with the other musicians and listeners.
Changing Shapes ist Lorenzo Vitolos Debütaufnahmeprojekt mit Songs, die zu verschiedenen Zeitpunkten in seinem musikalischen und künstlerischen Wachstum entstanden sind. Der rote Faden, der sich durch alle Kompositionen zieht, ist die kontinuierliche Veränderung von Formen und Tönen, Räumen und Zeiten, Gedanken und Gefühlen.

Das Projekt wurde als Trio von Musikern umgesetzt, mit denen Vitolo bereits bei verschiedenen Konzerten in ihrer gemeinsamen Heimatstadt Groningen in den Niederlanden zusammengearbeitet hatte. Dieses Trio hat große Einheit gefunden, der geographischen Entfernung und des ganz unterschiedlichen musikalischen Hintergrundes aller Musiker zum Trotz. Lorenzo Vitolos musikalischer Ursprung liegt in der klassischen Musik und Jazzstudien, was in seinen Kompositionen und Interpretationen wieder zum Vorschein kommt.

Die, die vor ihm kamen zu studieren und ihre Musik zu hören ist, was ihn beständig inspiriert, und er mischt sein Wissen passend mit dem, was der unendliche Horizont dieser wunderbaren Musik, die der Jazz ist, bietet. Kontrabassist Rafael Abdalla stammt aus Sao Paolo. Er hat selbst drei Alben veröffentlicht und kann auf viele Aufnahme- und Bühnenprojekte mit anderen Musikern zurückblicken. Er trägt zu diesem Projekt sein Verständnis für wie wunderbare brasilianische Musik bei, die er weise mit modernen Jazzklängen mischt. Drummer George Potanianos stammt aus dem griechischen Patras. Nach seinem Studium in Griechenland zog er in die Niederlande, um Jazz im Studium zu perfektionieren. Auch er ist in zahlreiche andere Projekte involviert und stützt die Musik immer mit seiner großartigen Energie, durch die er starke Empathie zu seinen Mitmusikern und den Zuhörern aufbaut.

Artist(s)

Lorenzo Vitolo is continuously inspired by the study of and listening to those who created before him, and he appropriately mixes his knowledge with the one offered by the infinite horizon of this beautiful music that is jazz. Rafael Abdalla, the double bass player, comes from San Paolo. He has three albums and a large number of participations in music and record projects by other musicians. He contributes to the project with his deep understanding of the wonderful Brazilian music that he mixes wisely with modern jazz sounds. George Potamianos, the drummer, is from Patras, Greece. After his studies in Greece he moved to Holland to perfect his jazz studies. He is involved in various projects, and he always supports music with his great energy, with which he creates a powerful empathy with the other musicians and listeners.

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The Dutch Groningen seems to be a crystallization point for many young aspiring jazz musicians from all over the world... The trio around the Italian pianist Lorenzo Vitolo may serve as evidence of this: Bassist Abdalla comes from Brazil, drummer George Potamianos from Greece. And even without having to make any folkloristic associations, it seems as if each member of the ensemble lets his respective origin - even if unconsciously - resonate in the musical togetherness...  
Piano News, 06-7-2020

A special CD with three strong acquisitions for jazz and one could not wish for a better debut.
Rootstime, 05-3-2020

... A beautiful debut of a trio that has found its own identity.
MusicZoom, 20-2-2020

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