Carlo's sound and compositions are outstanding, and the interplay between him and the ensemble shows a very deep communication with the tradition of improvising music.
Carlo's fine taste is on display throughout this project. Lyrical music with a bounce, refreshing in its conceptual simplicity.
A record that manages to carve out a unique sound of its own, representing a wise and imaginative approach to programming.
An eclectic yet focused body of work.
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Born and raised on the island of Malta, Carlo began his musical education at the age of eight. After a few years of learning the violin, he picked up the saxophone and started to discover a love for jazz music. He describes his musical journey as a process that is ceaseless, expressive, and allows for freedom of interpretation. He is known for his fresh take on the genre and his unabashed use of improvisation, making the tunes of his compositions markedly his own.
During the early years of his career, he made a name for himself through local performances around the island and then slowly began collaborating with renowned local and international musicians. In 2013, he moved to Paris (France) to further his studies. This relocation gave him the opportunity to explore the scene and learn from other musicians, both by listening to and collaborating with them. The Parisian scene led to the recording of his first album, The Sound Catalogues, which stemmed from an earlier collaborative project at the 2012 Malta Jazz Festival. After completing his studies, he continued working on new music to record whilst developing the initial concept for the Malta Jazz School. In February 2019, he co-founded the live music venue Storeroom, putting together various concerts and events that received an immediate response from a mixed local and foreign audience.
Carlo has been able to perform a number of concerts around Europe, including Sunset Sunside (Paris, 2014), Petit Journal Montparnasse (Paris, 2014), Nardis Jazz Club (Instanbul, 2016), 'Notti Di Luce' Festival (Bergamo, 2015), Jazzclub Schlot (Berlin, 2018), 32 Jazz Club (Kyiv, 2020, 2021). He now has five albums under his name as a leader and has also recorded on another fours albums as a sideman.
Photo: Eleonora Trivigno
Simon Martineau (guitar)
Mauro Gargano (bass)
Philippe Maniez (drums)