Pasquale Stafano piano
Giorgio Vendola bass
Saverio Gerardi drums
Creative, romantic and cinematic ‘Sparks’ is the latest album by Italian pianist and composer Pasquale Stafano released by German label Enja Records that convinces and inspires both the audience and the press with wonderful melodies.
A contemporary jazz album where, merging together jazz and classical influences with a moderate use of electronic sounds, trio create something of hypnotic, emotional and uplifting. ‘Sparks’ is released on 24th of September and available in all platform.
Three soloists, not only the leader, do a very deep music characterized by a well defined structure with emotional melodies that dive listeners into the beauty.
Pasquale re-draw a new jazz with own personal style spanning various other genres like rock, classical, world, pop, folk with a great musical taste and skill.
Pasquale Stafano’s career started in 1996, he performs with his projects globally on the main jazz festivals, theaters and jazz clubs and recorded 7 albums as leader.
“With this new album, totally different by my previous six, I want to open a new chapter of my music, trying to focus on the points of contact between jazz compositions and modern classical music always focusing on the beauty of melody”.
“Be Spark that lights up the life”
“Sparks will definitely open a lot of ears.” All About Jazz (8th Jan 2022)
“The Italian pianist, with this new album makes really sparks from the first to the last note […] It is a successful all-round album with brilliantly arranged original songs” Jazz ‘n More Switzerland
“Pasquale Stafano has an incisive, unashamedly European, precise and emotion-creating pianism.” Musica Jazz (IT)
“The album is rhythmic and lively, with songs that evokes images written and arranged often in odd-numbered order. An album full of vitality” Jazz Japan
“Speed and elegance are the trademarks of the Italian pianist Pasquale Stafano.” Jazzthing Magazine (DE) N. 141
“Lyricism, odd and articulated metric combinations without being cerebral, art rock hints: the late Esbjorn Svensson would have envied him a lot.” Il Manifesto (IT)
“Stafano riesce a dare una superba forma artistica alle sue composizioni tratteggiando un mondo di bellezza lacerante” Off Topic Magazine (IT)
“With Sparks there is certainly the promise of more incendiary music making still to come from Stafano’s impressive new trio.” All About Jazz USA
“A piano with a beautiful touch dances smoky in a powerful rhythm, and overflowing with gentle beauty tunes. You can enjoy the finest piano trio performance. Jazz Life
“Una travolgente e impattante ondata di energia sonora, ritmica, sviscerata con palpabile impetuosità comunicativa, vigore interpretativo, in cui non mancano frangenti più serafici, contemplativi, che invitano a una profonda riflessione.” Strumenti e Musica (IT)
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EPK – Pasquale Stafano Trio – SPARKS (PDF)