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STIVO RECORDS : “MPQ” THE NEW ALBUM BY MIRKO PEDROTTI QUINTET 


The concept album MPQ is a mix between contemporary jazz and 70’s sounds, tending towards the British progressive scene with its special tone colours and effects which aim to create an unusual ambience, somewhat atypical of jazz.

 

The mood or atmosphere at certain moments in the CD may remind listeners of groups such as Portishead or Nine Inch Nails.

 

The musical material is closely linked to human emotivity: profoundness, excitement, happiness and contemplation are the key ideas that inspired the various tracks.

 

As in Kimèra (the group’s first album published in 2013), the Mirko Pedrotti Quintet has created an album consisting of two parts: the first with clearly defined pieces (the first 6 tracks) and the second with the experimental and freer Suite - parts D,E,F.

 

These consist of three improvisations by Mirko Pedrotti ( vibraphone) and Gianluca Petrella (trombone /synthesizer) recorded live by Ivan Benvenuti with substantial use of delay, fuzz, reverb and other effects which  carefully follow the development of the improvisations.

  

Credits:

 

All compositions by Mirko Pedrotti

except “Hippies” by Saverio Tasca.


Suite D,E,F consists of improvisations by Mirko Pedrotti & Gianluca Petrella


Recording on 2/3 of may 2015 by

Ivan Benvenuti and Luca Tacconi at “Sotto il Mare Studio Recording”

& “NIVA Your Sound!”


Mix: Ivan Benvenuti, at NIVA Your Sound!

Mastering: Mauro Andreolli, at das Ende der Dinge

Produced by Mirko Pedrotti & Ivan Benvenuti for STIVO Records


Mirko Pedrotti: vibraphone

Lorenzo Sighel: alto sax

Luca Olzer: rhodes, synthesizer

Michele Bazzanella: bass

Matteo Giordani: drums


GIANLUCA PETRELLA: trombone, synthesizer



THE GROUP: 


MIRKO PEDROTTI – Vibraphone

LORENZO SIGHEL – Alto Sax

LUCA OLZER – Fender Rhodes & Synthesizers

MICHELE BAZZANELLA – Bass

MATTEO GIORDANI - Drums



"Energy" is the word that best describes the music of this jazz group, which was awarded first prize at the Barga Jazz Contest in 2013, an artistic recognition that really launched the group and gave it national visibility.

Through personal and incisive original compositions, vibraphonist Mirko Pedrotti has gathered around him some of the most active and talented musicians present on the Trentino jazz scene, creating new and captivating musical ideas from the groove in which the irregular metres and modal harmonies form the basis of research and musical experimentation.

Stylistically, Pedrotti’s music travels in the direction taken by artists such as Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Avischai Cohen and Steve Coleman with an acknowledgement to the world of progressive-rock. 


 “ (…) a work with a wide aesthetic spectrum, manifesting a musical way of thinking that develops polymorphic scenarios dedicated to a specific, modern alchemy of sound.”  Antonino Di Vita, JAZZiT , N.84 Sept/Oct 2014 .


BIOGRAPHY OF MIRKO PEDROTTI (LEADER)


Mirko Pedrotti, graduated in 2007 in percussion at the "F.A. Bonporti" Music Conservatory in Trento and subsequently specialized with honours at the "E. F. Dall'Abaco" Music Conservatory in Verona with Saverio Tasca. In March 2013 he also completed a degree in Jazz Music at the Trento Conservatory under the guidance of Roberto Cipelli and Robert Bonisolo.

He regularly collaborates with various orchestras and national theatres including the Teatro alla  Scala (MI), Orchestra of the Arena di Verona (VR), Haydn Orchestra (BZ), Filarmonica della Scala (MI), Orchestra Regionale Toscana (FI), I Pomeriggi musicali (MI), among others.

Alongside his classical music studies, he has always dedicated time to modern music, studying with experts such as Dave Samuels, Saverio Tasca, Andrea Dulbecco, Leigh Howard Stevens, Mike Quinn, David Searcy, Edoardo Giachino.

In 2014 and in 2013 he was voted among the top 10 Italian vibes for "Jazzit Awards" , a referendum organized by the magazine JAZZIT. With his quintet won the first prize at the Barga Jazz Contest in 2013 and the second in the Baronissi Jazz contest in 2013.

In recent years Pedrotti has dedicated himself intensely to composition, developing a musical language that draws on twentieth century classical tradition (especially as regards the rhythmic aspect), reshaping it into a personal underground style.