Stefano Battaglia Trio | Songways | ECM 2286

Stefano Battaglia Trio | Songways | ECM 2286
ECM 2286February 2013

Stefano Battaglia: piano
Salvatore Maiore: bass
Roberto Dani: drums

Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia and his trio develop directions established on their acclaimed 2011 release “The River of Anyder” with a new selection of chants, hymns and dances, all written by Battaglia and inspired by descriptions of visionary places from art and literature – from Alfred Kubin, Jonathan Swift or Charles Fourier to Italo Calvino. “Songways” finds “a new harmonic balance between archaic modal pre-tonal chant and dances, pure tonal songs and hymns and abstract texture,” Battgalia says, “thus documenting the natural development of the Trio life, with a larger space for action from the drums”.