Lorenzo Feliciati's career is split between his role as one of Italy's greatest studio and live professional musicians and his evolving career as one of the contemporary electric bass greats - but what sets him truly apart are his talents as composer, arranger and producer.
For his sixth recording for RareNoiseRecords, following his 2011 solo album Frequent Flyer and subsequent collaborations with vocalist-multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (Berserk!) and Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin (Twinscapes) as well as two albums with the adventurous jazz-rock band Naked Truth (Shizaru, Ouroboros), the restlessly creative bassist-composer-producer Lorenzo Feliciati has realized his most ambitious and personal project to date in KOI.
A concept album based on the life of the renowned fish, Koi features former Japan drummer Steve Jansen and current King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto along with pianist Alessandro Gwis, trumpeter Angelo Olivieri, saxophonist Nicola Alesini and a horn section consisting of tenor saxophonist Stan Adams, baritone saxophonist Duilio Ingrosso and bass trombonist Pierluigi Bastioli. A suite-like offering that intersperses mesmerizing ambient interludes with full-blown prog-rock type anthems, Koi brilliantly showcases Feliciati’s composerly vision while highlighting his considerable chops on fretted and fretless electric basses.
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Frequent Flyer Live
Frequent Flyer is the first solo effort for RareNoiseRecords by Italian bass (and guitar!) maestro Lorenzo Feliciati, who is also founder of Jazz-Rock ensemble Naked Truth.
It documents the peregrinations of a restless and ultra-creative music soul, at ease both when innovating and playing the bass - Jaco Pastorious and beyond - when composing and re-arranging classics of Jazz and Progressive Rock (Footprints by Wayne Shorter and Thela Hun Ginjeet by King Crimson spring to mind) and when organising collaborations of the hightest calibre - the list of guests on Frequent Flyer is a who's who of modern instrumental music, from Bob Mintzer to Pat Mastelotto to Cuong Vu to Roy Powell to Patrick Djivas to many other history-making musicians.
"Il disco e' pregevole" Rumore
"Der italienische E-Bassist ist ein unglaublicher Virtuose" Gitarre und Bass
"Admirable, Pastorius-like chops" Jazzwise
"Songs that become more intriguing the deeper you go" Prog
"Virtuoso dello strumento e musicista dall'inventiva delicata ed inesauribile" BlowUP