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  • 1Hello, I Lied05:20
  • 2Boo Boo's Birthday04:26
  • 3Smile05:28
  • 4Everybody Wants to Rule the World05:32
  • 5Duke Ellington's Sound of Love03:57
  • 6Incontre06:38
  • 7How's Never06:30
  • 8Fellini04:48
  • 9Birthday Song, Almost05:23
  • Total Runtime48:02

Info for Incontre

Incontre is the first recording by Massimo Biolcati in about a decade explodes in the visceral growling and rumbling of his magnificent contrabass. His fierce pizzicato attack delivers all the rhythmic energy you could possibly extract from the bass violin and with his ability to delve deep into a vibrant palette of harmonic colours Mr Biolcati makes a wonderful musical statement throughout this wonderful repertoire and that too, while playing superbly on one of the most diabolically difficult instruments to really master.

"Incontre offers Biolcati’s originals and heavy-hitting composers from Chaplin, Monk to Mingus, to modern composers like Dave Holland. What each tune offers are a freshness provided by Biolcati’s pen. His arranging ideas are inventive and thought-provoking. Whether he is approaching his originals, taking on pop classics, or luminary jazz tunes, it’s in the way Biolcati approaches their essence that makes Incontre so indelible. Backed by a group of apt players, each performance is original and memorable."

Massimo Biolcati, double bass
Dayna Stephens, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophone
Sam Yahel, piano, organ
Jongkuk Kim, drums

Massimo Biolcati
In the 21st century jazz is truly a global movement, and New York bassist Massimo Biolcati embodies the music’s creative reach. A first-call accompanist, producer, composer and bandleader, he’s best known as a founding member of Gilfema, the acclaimed collective trio with Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth and Beninese guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke that recorded two albums for Obliqsound. The group also recorded three albums for Blue Note as the Lionel Loueke Trio, including Karibu with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Once again known as Gilfema, the trio recently recorded a third album, which Biolcati produced. Slated for release in the spring of 2020, the project features new music from all three players.

Hailing from a Swedish/Italian family, Biolcati has worked with some of jazz’s most celebrated artists, including tours with Paquito D’Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Lizz Wright, and Luciana Souza. As a leader he released 2008’s Persona on Obliqsound, an ambitious debut album of original compositions played by Loueke, pianist/accordionist Peter Rende, and drummer Jeff Ballard, with vocal contributions by Lizz Wright and Gretchen Parlato.

He also continues to run iReal Pro, the app he created in 2009 that has become an essential tool for musicians and music students, providing access to chord charts and custom generated backing tracks for thousands of compositions.

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