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Suite For Modigliani

Suite For Modigliani

Matteo Pastorino

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917344820
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Catalog number: CR 73448
Releasedate: 03-11-17
Suite for Modigliani, a musical journey through the world of the painter Amedeo Modigliani, composed the Italian jazz clarinettist Matteo Pastorino

- An album full of grace and purity

- Immensely pacifying and uplifting jazz music

Suite for Modigliani is a homage to a passion that clarinetist Matteo Pastorino has felt since childhood, his passion for Amedeo Modigliani.

Matteo Pastorino: "It is an expression of my impressions and emotions about Modi’s art and life. The composed music was inspired by key events in his life, his creative process and his artistic pursuit.
The pure, abstract beauty of his work reminds me that the past and present in the art of any era can communicate with each other with intense authenticity and graceful respect. This dimension of Modi’s art has always fascinated me and guided me in my own musical journey. In painting, sculpture, music and other forms of artistic expression, all spontaneous quests for grace and purity echo, equate and ultimately coalesce with one another.
The following musicians have inspired, accompanied and supported me in this creative undertaking: Matthieu Roffé (piano), Damien Varaillon (double bass) and Jean Baptiste Pinet (drums). The quartet also had the pleasure of welcoming guitarist Gilad Hekselman as its special guest." 

“One should consider all great works of art just as one does the works of nature. First in its aesthetic reality, then outside of the development and mysteries involved in creation, the very thing which excited and moved its creator.” – A. Modigliani, 1904 or 1905, letter to Oscar Ghiglia

Born in Sardinia in 1989, Matteo began to play the clarinet at the age of 13. Very soon,  jazz became his passion thanks to his bass playing father. The young self-taught man  then received his first educational supervision from Nuoro Jazz workshops led by  trompetist Paolo Fresu. At 19, he moved to Paris to pursue his jazz education at the  Music Conservatory of Paris where he graduated with top marks. In 2011 he assembled  his quartet and the year after, in 2012, his quartet won the spring- board 1st award  in bands contest at the Saint Germain des Près jazz festival (Paris). Matteo, himself,  received the Selmer prize for best soloist with a endorsement from the prestigious  brand. Still in 2012, he was awarded the public choice prize and the 2nd prize at the  International Jazz Soloist Competition of Monaco. In 2015 he was awarded the press  prize at the International Competition ‘Premio Massimo Urbani’. He has performed  with his band and as a sideman at several festivals and venues through France, Italie,  Belgium, Spain, UK, Middle-East and Senegal.

He has released his 1st bandleader album “V” in 2015 to critical acclaim.

Besides working with his band, he performed and/or recorded with: Gilad Hekselman,  Joe  Sanders,  Guillaume  De  Chassy,  David  Linx,  Raphael  Imbert,  Antonello  Salis,   Mauro Gargano, Armando Luongo, Nicola Andrioli, Francesco Ciniglio, Claudio Miotti,  Ignacio Plaza, Matteo Bortone and Le Salon Ideal.