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Liquid Identities

by Federico Calcagno

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Modernity 05:46
Road to Koog 07:20
Blame 03:26
Rhino Milk 06:38
Miles Drives 03:49


“The new bishop of the best Italian and European Jazz”
[A. Bazzurro, All About Jazz IT]

“Abundantly provocative and never boring”
[F. Freitas, Jazz Trail]

"Very special and original instrumentalist; fantastic."
[Franco D’Andrea – Premio Gaslini]

“Forms of modern life may differ in quite a few respects – but what unites them all is precisely their fragility, temporariness, vulnerability, and inclination to constant change.” [Liquid Modernity, Zygmunt Bauman]

"Liquid Identities" is the Amsterdam based quintet led by Italian clarinetist and composer Federico Calcagno.
The debut album, named after the band, features a repertoire of original songs inspired by jazz and contemporary improvised music, classical-contemporary chamber music and South Indian Carnatic music.
Different worlds that not only stay together quite well but also low the borders between them and become parts of a vaster identity. A bigger unity made up by the dissolution of particular forms, there is no more identity to defend.
Well shaped and peculiar compositions alternate with superbly mastered improvisations. Following the flow of these liquid Escherian staircases will bring you some fertile and joyous illusions.


released June 1, 2020

All compositions by Federico Calcagno

Federico Calcagno – Clarinets and Composition
José Soares - Alto Sax
Adrian Moncada - Piano
Pau Sola Masafrets - Cello
Nick Thessalonikefs - Drums

Recorded by Lex Tanger at CvA Studio, Amsterdam on May 28th and 29th, 2019

Mixed and mastered by Lex Tanger at CvA Studio in Amsterdam on June 11th, 2019

Photo “Materia" by Patrizio Previtali, layout by Sandro Crisafi

Produced by Federico Calcagno and Aut Records in April 2020


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Federico Calcagno Amsterdam, Netherlands

Federico Calcagno is a clarinet and bass clarinet player, composer and improviser from Milan, Italy, and currently active between Italy and The Netherlands.
<<The new bishop of the best Italian Jazz [A. Bazzurro, All About Jazz] >> has considered on of the most exciting clarinet players and creative musicians of the young generation.
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