Music

At WGBH Studios Recording Multitude - 2009Covering the duties of bandleader and composer, Paolo Lattanzi has released two internationally acclaimed recordings featuring his original compositions.

He is also involved in several projects as a sideman, spanning in style from traditional to contemporary jazz, and from form-free improvised music to groove-oriented jam bands.

Characteristic Pitches feat. Robin Eubanks

Paolo’s most recent project is called Characteristic Pitches.

The music for the Characteristic Pitches is written as it would be for a large ensemble, with a special focus on the arrangements. The concept behind this music is strongly arranged sections that branch out into open improvisation. Having rigid structures that dissolve and flow into solos creates a dialogue not only between the musicians but also between the group and the composer.

The recording group features some of the best musicians in Boston: Rick Stone (alto sax), Daniel Rosenthal (trumpet), Lefteris Kordis (piano), Greg Loughman (bass), Paolo Lattanzi (drums) and guest star Robin Eubanks on the trombone.

One of the main goals for this record was to make it live: WGBH in Boston has a studio/performance center with a very large room and an open sound. The instruments were placed close to each other and the performance was captured like that.

The result was Multitude, released by Silta Records in December 2009 and distributed through all the major physical and digital retailers.

The name Characteristic Pitches is a reference to a notion in music theory that concerns how certain notes establish the particular sound of a scale. Part of the material performed in this recording is based on synthetic modes written appositely for some of these compositions where the “characteristic pitches” (notes that are specific to only a certain mode or scale) play a crucial role.

Visit Characteristic Pitches’ website.

Multitude – Sample Playlist

Click "play" and listen to a sample playlist from the recording, the player will open in a pop-up window. If the player doesn't work on your device you can listen to the same tracks on SoundCloud by clicking the "Visit SoundCloud" button.

How to purchase Multitude

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You can buy the album in record stores in the USA, Europe and Japan.

The record can also be bought through several online retailers including those reported here.

Clicking on the icon will direct you to the store page.

If your favorite online store is not listed here, there is still a good chance that the store is selling the album. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

Paolo Lattanzi Group

Paolo Lattanzi Group was born as an outlet for a diverse set of compositions written between 2002 and 2005.

After testing the music out in various scenarios and in front of different audiences and evolving through different sets of musicians, in the fall of 2005 the recording group, formed by Nikolay Moiseenko (alto and soprano sax), Aurelien Budynek (guitars), Pau Terol (piano), Marco Panascia (acoustic and electric basses) and Paolo Lattanzi (drums) entered Rear Window Studios in Brookline, Mass., and fixed the music on disc. The album Night Dancers takes its name from the dark introspective modal blues featured in the disc. The recording was released by Silta Records in the summer of 2006.

One of the primary goals of Paolo Lattanzi Group is to put together musicians with different musical roots who can meet on a jazz platform and function together as a group. The music takes different directions and colors depending on which musician is taking the lead, this becomes evident in Night Dancers when Aurelien Budynek’s rock roots oppose Nikolay Moiseenko’s funky sound. Pau Terol’s classical influences add a warm tone to the group and Marco Panascia’s versatility allows each soloist to move freely to whatever direction the music takes them.

Following the release of the CD, the group performed in several clubs in Boston and New York City, including Smalls Jazz Club and The Beehive and involved a variety of musicians including Nikolay Moiseenko, Evgeny Lebedev, Ignacio Long, Hyunwoo Han, Alex Gordeev and Andrew Krasilnikov.

Night Dancers – Sample Playlist

Click "play" and listen to a sample playlist from the recording, the player will open in a pop-up window. If the player doesn't work on your device you can listen to the same tracks on SoundCloud by clicking the "Visit SoundCloud" button.

How to purchase Night Dancers

cdbaby.Amazon.iTunes .

You can buy the album in record stores in the USA, Europe and Japan.

The record can also be bought through several online retailers including those reported here.

Clicking on the icon will direct you to the store page.

If your favorite online store is not listed here, there is still a good chance that the store is selling the album. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

 

Sessions

The versatile term “sessions” is used here to include all collaborations with different groups where Paolo Lattanzi is not leading nor providing the compositions (with occasional exceptions).

The sessions playlist is a new archive that was started early in 2013. The playlist is mostly comprised of live recordings made with portable devices and features different bands and music genres, although the majority are related to jazz and improvised music.

Sessions

Click “play” and the player will open in a pop-up window. If the player doesn't work on your device you can listen to the same tracks on SoundCloud by clicking the "Visit SoundCloud" button.

Some of the bands featured in these tracks are performing in the New York metropolitan area, please check the calendar section of this website to see what’s coming up.