In February 2010 my good friend, pianist Nobu Stowe, invited me for some concerts in the Baltimore area. Since in the same period I was scheduled to perform in duo with John Zorn in New York, I gladly accepted. What thrilled me was the idea to play again with Nobu and with some terrific musicians that I never had the chance to perform with Dave Ballou, Daniel Barbiero and Achille Succi. The quintet recorded some of my compositions structured in the way to present instrumental combinations in the form of trios, duos and quartets exploring different tonal colors.
Here again the quintet challenges the boundary between composition and improvisation and proclaims a holistic path to jazz, classical music, world-music in a blend of genres and atmospheres. - A.C. Los Angeles February 2011