Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg

Live Act Contemporary Jazz Jazz
Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg - Contemporary Jazz Jazz Live Act in Copenhagen

Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg Short Info

NB! Private bookers-only Soundcloud-link to entire album (also below in the list of links):
https://soundcloud.com/solborg/sets/maniscalcobigonisolborg/s-Ii3ld

Emanuele Maniscalco: Piano
Francesco Bigoni: Saxophone & clarinet
Mark Solborg: Guitar

Francesco (A) is italian - love takes him to Denmark in 2009. Emanuele (B) is italian as well - music takes him to Denmark in 2012. Mark (C) is danish - with deep latin roots.

A and C often play together. A and B already know each other well. C and B feel it natural to meet and set up this constellation. A, B and C enjoy playing concerts in small churches. Improvisation is a vital process for A, B and C.

What you are reading may not be too helpful for understanding the music they play. Then imagine a contemporary chamber ensemble with some dirt in it - a small choir where each voice raises from the ground.

A potentially-folk project.
Slightly less mysterious:

This trio is about knowing the music well enough to navigate freely and improvise, as a unit, with and around the written material. To instantly react freely to each other and create music with authenticity and presence. A musical attitude that the group has worked intensely on in recent years. The debut album holds a poetic and very melodic chamber musical expression contrasted by textures, preparations and microtonality. An almost architectural blend of abstraction and warmth is a strong ambition and trademark of the group.

This music does not care about genre or style. It is essentially about musical conversation and made for ears interested in dialogue.

We just released our debut album on ILK available as CD, Digital and a beautiful limited edition 180g LP.

Selected quotes:

★★★★★ (5/5)
..a masterclass of texture and microtonal subtlety. .. This recording deserves its five stars not only for it’s introspective beauty but also for it’s sense of quiet adventure and tasteful restraint.
- Dave Foxall, Jazz Journal, UK

Introspective from first note to last, but always with uneasy thoughts and barely restrained eruptions of emotion. Like how a peaceful sky of thick grey clouds always has the ominous threat of lightning & thunder hanging over it.
- Bird Is The Worm

★★★★★★★☆ (7/8)
This music is blown around the listener, left free to chase melodic ideas, silences, little abstractions, timbral mutations, timeless sweetness … What a beauty!
- Enrico Bettinello, Blow Up (IT)

Uncompromised music, alternating airy moments and brightly lyrical episodes, all defined by a simple and straightforward writing which luckily avoids self-satisfaction and virtuoso dribbling. The three musicians’ skills are clear from the first listening and shine even more through the next ones. - Carlo Boccadoro, Internazionale (IT)

[…] hypnotic unshakable phrases and melodies […] one thinking organism that is capable of poetic beauty and strong spirituality. […] The trio is unique in it's integrity, melodies and contemporary-poetic atmosphere. What a stroke of luck!
- Bjarne Søltoft, Jazznytt (NO)

..hypnotiske uavrystelige strofer og melodier. .. én tenkende organisme som evner å frembringe poetisk skjønhet og sterk spiritualitet.
Trioen er først og fremmest helt sin egen, som vil kunne kjennes på sin integritet, melodikk, tekstur og samtids-poetiske atmosfære. Hvilket lykketreff !
- Bjarne Søltoft, Jazznytt (NO)

We could call it chamber music for the placidness of the sonic setting, the meticulous attention to dynamics, the absolute, never over-the-top instrumental control, the formal precision. We could, but … it wouldn’t do justice to a work, which goes far beyond the boundaries of such a definition.
- Vincenzo Roggero, All About Jazz Italy

The album's last two pieces Rye and Sometime leave you ready to start again, in fact you're surprised the album has drawn to a close without ever noticing the passage of time. This is probably due to the strength of the writing, something that really stands out on this excellent release. The beautifully composed themes which flirt with the music of silence, nostalgia and serenity, mean that I will surely be returning to this fine album for many years to come.
- Joe Higham, The Free Jazz Blog (BE)

Det er musik, hvor der skæres ind til benet. Her læsses der ikke til med fyld og fedt. […] I et følelsesladet og intenst rum nærmer de sig hinanden. Sammen skaber de øjeblikke. De har skiftes til at skrive musikken på pladen. Enkle melodier mødes med en ligefremhed. Mens andet omsættes på et mere kantet og eksperimenterende sæt. Det er styrken og holdbarheden ved pladen.
- Niels Overgård, Jazznyt (DK)

Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg haben eine musikalische einheit mit starker eigene signatur ausgebildet, die entsprechende aufmerksamkeit verdient (…)- eine Wohltat für den Zuhörer!
- Henning Bolte, Jazzthetik (DE)

Da ist kein Süßstoff zugesetzt, keine Entwicklung wird gedeckelt oder gebremst. Außerordentlich erstaunlich, wie lyrisch und nachdenklich die Abstraktion in der Improvisation geschieht und wie empathisch in aller thematischen Konzentration das Zusammenspiel gelungen ist.
- RagazziMusic (DE)

[…] ettertenksom, vakker og tilbakelent.
- Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (NO)

NB! Private bookers-only Soundcloud-link to entire album (also below in the list of links):
https://soundcloud.com/solborg/sets/maniscalcobigonisolborg/s-Ii3ld

Emanuele Maniscalco: Piano
Francesco Bigoni: Saxophone & clarinet
Mark Solborg: Guitar

Francesco (A) is italian - love takes him to Denmark in 2009. Emanuele (B) is italian as well - music takes him to Denmark in 2012. Mark (C) is danish - with deep latin roots.

A and C often play together. A and B already know each other well. C and B feel it natural to meet and set up this constellation. A, B and C enjoy playing concerts in small churches. Improvisation is a vital process fo...

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Past Gigs Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg

  • 07 | 2016 Umbria Umbria Jazzfestival
  • 07 | 2016 Copenhagen Jazzfestival
  • 03 | 2016 Copenhagen Italian Cultural Institute
  • 02 | 2016 Copenhagen Vinterjazz
  • 07 | 2015 Copenhagen Copenhagen Jazzfestival, KoncertKirken

Discography Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg

  • 2015 Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg Album | ILK

Media

  • Sound Blomme (Bigoni)
  • Sound Standstill - extended versi...
  • Sound Not Until Late (Maniscalco)
  • Video Francesco Bigoni - Emanuele...
  • Video Francesco Bigoni - Emanuele...
  • Video Francesco Bigoni - Emanuele...
  • Video Francesco Bigoni - Emanuele...
  • Video Maniscalco Bigoni Solborg ...

Origin

  • Copenhagen DK

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Emanuele Maniscalco Piano
  • Francesco Bigoni Reeds
  • Mark Solborg Guitar