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"A. Turetta | Cracking The Whip"

“The versatility of Tribraco and ability to be very subtle and powerful with their music are definitely points
of strength of this group that proposes in these days with the long-awaited debut album “Cracking the Whip”. Their jazz rock is not as obvious and indeed, these artists manage to give a bit more giving great entertainment“. - A. Turetta

"A. Mariacci | Cracking The Whip"

“Eclectic, out of position, absolutely miscellaneous (...) inside the 11 tracks of “Cracking the Whip“ everything alternates: underground rock on linear riff broken by sudden constructions out of every simplism (“Marco Polo”), echoes of Middle Eastern sounds breaks loose in jazz (“Benvenuti” and “The Human Cannonball“), including short swing quotations in unconventional rock structures (“Fuga da Alghero”) avant-garde
(“Il cucchiaio d’acciaio”), Crimson’s echoes of half of the 70’ (“Sax Song”).
All this and much more, was included in a deformed structure made deliberately unstable, using every possible technique of composition / musical improvisation. Each track has its own personality…
schizophrenic and destructured, ready to surprise people who lie in a superficial listening: angular features are fit with many soft, rhythmic excesses are extinguished in lens and so on.“ - A. Mariacci

"D. Zoppo | Cracking The Whip"

“The Romans Tribraco is one of the most interesting experience of the new jazz-rock flag. (...) One possible cross between Soft Machine, Frank Zappa and Gong, an irregular intractable sound, which becomes smooth
and flowing in the appropriate moment, a guitar that shoots sharp and nervous between brass section, rhythmic or dynamic mutations that swing. The Roman quartet has an unhidden freak soul, that widens and expands
his canvas with large doses of improvisation, becoming a sort of Memoria Zero’s and Vedda Tribe’s mutant version, to remain in the Italian fusion laboratory.“ - D. Zoppo

"Music Club | Cracking The Whip"

“There’s jazz, there’s rock, there’s wine. There is the virtuosity, there is a lack of memory such as the Meshuggah, there is some vintage (...) And despite being recorded in direct hold that is not lazy improvisation but a precise care. The Tribraco is ready to enter your homes. Are you are ready to leave?“ - Music Club

"Rockerilla - A. Chimenti | Cracking The Whip"

“The lovers of avant-garde jazz-rock can’t do without venturing into the sound of Tribraco, a Roman talented quartet, that of his art makes plea of virtue and strategy of movement at the limit of instrumental recklessness.
“Cracking The Whip” does not seem the debut album although it is, this is not only because of the impeccable performance, but also for the overall effect,the wealth of ideas that molds the musical web of the 11 tracks even if you beat the streets of unknown free improvisation.” - Rockerilla - A. Chimenti

"Music Box - G. Livi | Cracking The Whip"

“The Roman quartet adventures in areas such as jazz, rock and progressive with the certainty of musicians
of great technical and compositional skills. The work offers a glimpse of the crossover so abstruse as fascinating, where composition set and free improvisation are inexplicably (and perfectly) summarized [...] In this atypical musical context, acoustic or electronic sounds, syncopated rhythms and atmospheric solutions, dry riff or sound effects, natural percussion or electronic habits, move freely, alternatively or in combination, always bravely.” - Music Box - G. Livi


2004 A Wrong way to do THAT. (CDA)
2007 Cracking The Whip (Megasound)
2010 New album tba (Megasound)



The Tribraco was born in Rome in 2004 as an instrumental trio and enlarged in 2007 with the present quartet, formed by Lorenzo Tarducci (guitar, loop machine), Valerio Lucenti (bass), Tommaso Moretti (drums), Dario Cesarini (guitar, loop machine, effects).
The creativity of the four tight-rope walkers musicians is expressed in the balance between the structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms, joint themes, creating goliardic and visionary atmospheres which leave ample room to the viewer’s imagination, guided by effective and amusing introductions to the tracks.
A long, original and eclectic way, brought them to perform in Italy ( Rome, Bologna, Perugia, Recanati, Milan, Cagliari) playing in clubs, in the streets and important festivals like “Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival” 2008, RM (opening for Francesco Zeppetella) and “Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2009” in S. Anna Arresi (CI) (opening for Roscoe Mitchell).
Also during the S. Anna Arresi festival they performed with Ernest Dawkins’s ensamble of the Chicago’s AACM.
From 2007 the Tribraco works with actors, dancers and video makers, to achieve live performance, audiovisual concept and music for films and theatres: in 2008 Tribraco participates at “Installer.1” festival in Rome and realizes the soundtrack for the documentary “La Valle della Luna”, coming out soon.
In 2008 and 2009 they perform music for some of Ornella D’Agostino’s shows in the “Time in Jazz” Festival at Berchidda, SS.
In spring 2009 they repeatedly perform in London.

Cracking The Whip is his debut album, produced by Megasound and distributed by Megasound / iTunes / Nokia. After the great success of the presentation at Rome’s Rialto Sant’Ambrogio, Cracking The Whip receives an excellent recall by the audience and the specialized press
(Chitarre, Rockerilla, Percussioni, Musik Box, Metromorfosi, Babylonbus, Movimenti Prog, Music Club), while the main indie radio stations in the capital (Radio Città Futura, Radio Rock, Radio Città Aperta, Radio Tor Vergata) broadcast the album tracks.
On april 2010 Tribraco is declared third at ItaliaWave (Lazio) final, while in may they started recording sessions for the upcoming new album.