Reciprocal Uncles

An absolutely successful duo with the extraordinaire pianist and composer Gianni Lenoci. The duo has delighted audiences in Italy, Germany, Uk, Belgium and in the USA in two different tours. Their first album released in 2009 for Amirani Records and LongSong Records is sold out and has been widely recognized by reviewers all over the planet and has been invited to perform at The International Society of Improvised Music 4th Festival/Conference in Santa Cruz, Ca in 2009. Contemporary flavoured, their improvisations have been defined by Freejazz blogger Stef Gjissels “Perfect match for each other: sensitive, lyrical and abstract, a rare combination”, and by AAJ-USA reviewer Gordon Marshall: “The dynamics throughout are fun and swinging. Their music offers resolutions - and revolutions - turning the tensions into forays of breath-taking complexity”. Reciprocal Uncles has been nominated among the Records of the Year by the Italian Magazine Jazz-it. Since 2013 tour the duo opened the circle to fruitful collaborations like the one with percussionist Cristiano Calcagnile (a remarkable musician with a lot of excellent collaborations in his already dense career, notably with Anthony Braxton, Rova Saxophone quartet a.o.), with the energetic bass-clarinetist Ove Volquartz, with US composer and marvellous wind player Vinny Golia, with the brilliant UK violinist Alison Blunt. The new album “Glance and Many Avenues” recorded live in Göttingen and out for Amirani Records is gathering enthusiastic reviews. The recording of Reciprocal Uncles second album as a duo is planned for the end of 2016.