Edoardo Marraffa & Tonino Miano | Edus Tonus | Impressus Records

Long time friends and college mates, Edoardo Marraffa and Tonino Miano meet again in New York after fifteen years. They had initially met in Bologna (Italy) in 1991, and collaborated until 1993. That year Mr. Miano moved to the US, and although the lines of communication were kept open, the duo never really got a chance to play together until June 2008, when Mr. Marraffa and his quartet were invited to perform at the Vision Festival in NYC. Continue reading

Edoardo Marraffa | Thollem McDonas | Stefano Giust | Polishing The Mirror | Amirani Records

Sound image permutations talented skills and generous playing are the amazing features of this album taken live during the successful italian tour and finely mastered by renowed The Norman Conquest, Oakland, CA. Along with the return on Amirani Rec. of prolific Thollem McDonas, an assertive pianist and perpetually touring artist with concerts all over the planet and excellent collaborations, this Polishing The Mirror features the volcanic, sincere, screaming, climbing and soulful playing by Edoardo Marraffa, aboslutely one of the most original saxophone voice of the italian avant-scene, and the oblique, multi perspective, far from conventional drumming by Stefano Giust, an harsh and exquisite touch servicing music with restless energy and faith. Amirani is pretty proud to host here Stefano Giust, SETOLA DI MAIALE president, the most prolific european avant-garde label, heroic presence and unmistakable reference for improvisation, experimental and advancend, talented projects from all over the world. Continue reading