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by Federico Calcagno

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    Liner notes by Killick Hinds:

    In addition to the expected senses, a piranha fish possesses something called a lateral line which enables successful navigation through murky water. This motion detector of hyperawareness similarly animates its namesake project PIRANHA - an expandable ensemble, here realized as a trio with Italian musicians Stefano Grasso (drums/vibraphone); Filippo Rinaldo (piano/Octatrack); and Federico Calcagno (clarinet/bass clarinet). Each offers their compositional sensibilities to an omnivorous filigree. Densities and delicate drifts course through the unfolding with revered influences absorbed and transformed, awash in adaptability, multidimensionality…a restless rummage through rarefied streams of resplendence. This pictorial expression is wide as a river, often gentle but with sustained and concentrated maw when needed.

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One Way 06:24 video
Interludio 02:11
PSY WAR 08:32
Bricks 08:35


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Founded in spring 2017 in Milan (IT), PIRANHA is conceived as a collective, expandable project, whose dimensions have varied from duo to quartet. Since 2019 the prevailing line-up is the trio. The music offers a multifaceted yet balanced sound through a blend of different styles as jazz, chamber music, extra European sound and minimalism. The trio is proud to invite the listener to enter and participate into its “sound laboratory”, in which different kinds of propulsions can be experienced. The album contains episodes of high energy as moments of pure intimacy. All the artists contribute to enrich the spectrum of sounds through the possibility of playing multiple instruments. Every musician in fact alternates two instruments; in this case clarinet-bass clarinet, piano-octatrack, drums-vibraphone. The union of these particular timbres and unreleased compositions written by each member allows PIRANHA to offer a rare musical gem.
PIRANHA performed at Parma Jazz Frontiere Festival 2020 as the trio of the Giorgio Gaslini 2020 International Award Winner Federico Calcagno.


released September 10, 2021

Federico Calcagno - Clarinet (tr.1, 2, 3, 4), Bass Clarinet (tr. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Composition (tr. 1,5,7,9)

Filippo Rinaldo - Piano, Octatrack (tr. 1, 5), Composition (tr. 3, 6,8)

Stefano Grasso - Drums (tr. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9), Vibraphone (tr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7), Composition (tr. 2,4)

Total Time: 51.55

Recorded by Lorenz on 11th and12th of December 2020 at Il Guscio Recordings, Milan, Italy.

Mixed by Alessandro Mazzieri in April 2021 at Splinter Studio, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Mastered by Killick Hinds in June 2021 at H(i)nds(i)ght Studio, Athens GA, US.
Artwork and design by Leonardo Falascone.
Produced by Piranha and Habitable Records.


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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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