NEWROPEAN QUARTET

NEWROPEAN QUARTET

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ACOUSTIC JAZZ, INSPIRED BY THE 50'S AND 60'S (Miles, Trane, Monk...) BUT OPEN TO THE NEW DEVELOPEMENTS OF RECENT YEARS. REPERTOIRE INCLUDES RE-ARRANGED STANDARDS, JAZZ TUNES, ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS BY PIANIST Danilo Memoli. CONTACT: newropeanquartet@gmail.com, http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NEWROPEANQUARTET

Biography

The “NEWROPEAN QUARTET” - led by Ralph Reichert and Danilo Memoli - is a recently formed combo, born in the occasion of a 2006 tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. The two co-leaders, Reichert (who has recorded and played with many international jazz musicians such as Dave Kikoski, Brian Melvin, Christian Havel and Jack Walrath), and Memoli at the piano (three records under his own name and many tours in Italy, France, Germany, Czech Rep., Austria, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Norway and New York) found a mutual empathy during the concerts that year, and therefore have decided to continue the experience constituting a quartet whose repertoire, which also includes some re-arranged standards, favors the execution of several compositions written / arranged by the saxophonist and the pianist.

The italian bassist in the group, Stefano Senni, has played with Memoli for over a decade (trio “Feliec”, The Steve Grossman Quartet, tours with Dave Schnitter, Lew Tabackin, Eddie Henderson, John Mosca and many more); on drums we find Joris Dudli, again a steady partner of both leaders during the last few years (also precious sideman of – among many others - Vincent Herring, Steve Grossman, Benny Golson.... and founder of the “Yours Truly” Quintet).

The musical style of the quartet comes from the various but complementary experiences of its members, who all have roots in the tradition but naturally evolved towards a modern instrumental and compositional language, linked to both Afro-American and European jazz developements.

Newropean Quartet's first cd has been released on February 1, 2009. It contains several original tunes by the pen of pianist Memoli and some re-arranged jazz tunes or standards, including a 5/4 version of the "all-times evergreens", Amapola.

CONTACT: newropeanquartet@gmail.com, http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NEWROPEANQUARTET

Lyrics

ODE TO ELVIN

Written By: Danilo MEMOLI

No lyrics, I just want to say I wrote this tune the very day that Mr. Elvin Jones, greatest jazz drummer, left this world. He always was a main inspiration for my music. Thanks, Elvin!

Discography

"AMAPOLA" (Birdland Records), released Feb. 1 2009

CONTACT: newropeanquartet@gmail.com, http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/NEWROPEANQUARTET

Set List

From the cd "AMAPOLA":

1. TRILL, by D. Memoli

2. AMAPOLA, by J. Lacalle - arr. Memoli

3. BLUE ROSE, by D. Ellington - arr. Memoli

4. HARESAH, by S. Grossman

5. EL CAHON, by J. Mandel

6. ODE TO ELVIN, by D. Memoli

7. ISFAHAN, by B. Strayhorn

8. I REMEMBER YOU, by J. Schertzinger