Ciacca, Antonio

Motéma, 2008CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Italian pianist Antonio Ciacca is a student of jazz, a composer, a performer and leads a fine ensemble on Rush Life. The band includes Kengo Nakamura (b), Rodney Green (d) and Stacey Dillard (sax). Ciacca maintains a fresh perspective by playing with top performers in the New York jazz scene that is now his home. We can hear the combination of a rich global experience in his compositions. They swing on a collection of standards and mostly originals. Of note are “On Green Dolphin Street”, “Squazin” and the mellow title track featuring the warm tones of Joe Mangnarelli (t). We also liked the burn on “Flat 5 Flat 9”.


Publicist: Goldberg Media