bandoneonist, pianist & composer
A journey across Italian flavours, classical tones, Nordic landscapes, free improvisations, with a distant echo of Argentinean tango
Copenhagen, February, March and April 2019
Paolo will be playing a series of solo bandoneon concerts in February, March and April at the wonderful BioTrattoria Ché Fè in the center of Copenhagen. Here he will presenting music from his latest solo album "Songs from the Forest" and some of his later works - and a sneak preview of what is to come.
Come by for an intimate concert experience listening to Paolo's beautiful songs, virtous playing on this unique instrument.
The new album "Overland" will be released in May 2019
In May this year Paolo will be releasing the Jazz trio album "Overland" on the international record label Odradek.
The music is composed and arranged by Paolo and reflects the outer and inner journey with beautiful melodies and virtuos playing. Joining him on the album are Thommy Andersson on bass and Marcello di Leonardo on drums. Concert dates and venues will be announced here and on Facebook.
On the 15th of March Paolo was invited to play at the international event, P8 Jazz Alive 2019, in the Danish Radio Concert house in Copenhagen.
Paolo opened the show with an improvisation over his new piece "Ankomst" (Arrival) and continued with his unique and challenging interpretation of the jazz standard "Take Five".
Click on the picture to watch the full concert on Danish National TV where Paolo’s performance is followed by many other musicians and artists from all over the world.
"It was wonderful to be able to share the unique sound of the bandoneon and also showing new possibilities for the use the instrument in jazz and improvisation for such a large audience and at such a beautiful venue."
Click on the players below to stream the music from the latest solo bandoneon album "Songs from the Forest", released in December 2018 and the wonderful "Fellini Goes Jazz", an album dedicated to the music of the great Nino Rota. You can purchase Paolo's music directly from Bandcamp or iTunes - or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the third release in the series of solo bandoneon albums from Paolo Russo. The first album contained jazz standards (2016); the second album (2017) featured newly composed music (including the bandoneon sheet music)
The third bandoneon solo album presents original material, melodic and “cantabile”, composed and improvised by Paolo Russo.
The inspiration from the forest can be perceived throughout the whole album, where Paolo's atmospheric melodies and free improvisations remind the listener of the power and eternal force of nature.
Paolo Russo takes the listener on a journey through some of the most famous themes from Fellini's masterpieces, "Amarcord", "La Dolce Vita" and "8 e 1/2", as well as a selection of melodies from the unforgettable soundtrack of "The Godfather".
This outstanding music material is re-interpreted, re-arranged and presented by Paolo Russo and his quintet in two suites, the "Fellini Suite" and the "Godfather Suite", recorded live during the 2013 Copenhagen Jazz Festival at Jazzhus Montmartre.
Here you can watch more than 100 videos spanning from Paolo playing with symphony orchestra, classical trio, jazz duo - quintet, and not least his solo videos showing his technique and groundbreaking works on the bandoneon. From the intimacy of his studio to some of the most prestigious stages in the world.
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