Saturday, September 14, 2019

All About Jazz Track of the Day Wooden Mirrors (Two Carved Objects, In Complementary Motion)

All About Jazz
Track of the Day
Wooden Mirrors (Two Carved Objects, In Complementary Motion)—Excerpt By Daniel Barbiero / Cristiano Bocci
From The Album : Wooden Mirrors
by Daniel Barbiero & Cristiano Bocci (PT086)2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Foutel + Palotta | Mandarina (PT091)

Monday, June 3, 2019


In 2015 Daniel Barbiero and Cristiano Bocci released their first collaboration for Acustronica,
followed in 2017 by ‘Non-Places’. Now they present a new recording, this time released by Plus Timbre, a netlabel dedicated to experimental and improvised music. The release consists of two lengthy tracks: ‘Wooden Mirrors’ with Barbiero on double bass (left channel) and Bocci also on double bass (right channel). On ‘From a Concourse’ Barbiero play also double bass and Bocci live electronics. Because Barbiero lives in the US, whereas Bocci is settled in Italy, they communicated by tape for their first two releases. For their new project, however, Bocci came to Maryland for doing live recordings in August 2017. Bocci, by the way, is a multi-instrumentalist playing the guitar, 6-string electric bass, double bass, theremin and viola da gamba, as well as sound designer and composer. He participated on many albums as a sideman and has his own projects, like this one with Barbiero. Barbiero is a double bassist, sound artist and composer, based in Washington DC.
He worked for example with If Bwana and Andrea Centazzo, a.o. ‘Wooden Mirrors’ has them both in a fascinating duet. Very organically and fluently they wave their patterns, in an answer-response way, or by going both with the flow they create, all in a very pleasantly meandering and poetic dialogue. For ‘From a Concourse’ Bocci uses also live electronics for creating looped sounds and other manipulations. Gradually the improvisation becomes more and more ‘electronic’ but always with a recognizable bass-sound in the centre. Nice work.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Daniel Barbiero & Cristiano Bocci - Wooden Mirrors (Plus Timbre) the Attic Staff Picks - April 2019

This is a very fine collaborative LP out on the Greek netlabel Plus Timbre, comprising improvisers Daniel Barbiero and Cristiano Bocci. On the first piece, ”Wooden Mirrors”, Daniel Barbiero plays double bass (on the left channel) and Cristiano Bocci plays another double bass (on right channel). On the flip side, ”From a Concourse”, Daniel plays double bass and Cristiano live electronics.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BARBIERO & BOCCI/Wooden Mirrors (Midwest Record review)

BARBIERO & BOCCI/Wooden Mirrors: There's been a lot of interesting bass only records lately and this one joins the list of good ones. It seems kind of like a set real eggheads will appreciate as the bass interplay between the duo goes to some really deep places. With a lite classical edge, this recital type recording hit's the bulls eye it's aiming for and really reaches the Jaco in anyone. 
(Plus Timbre 86)