with Gregory Hutchinson & Matteo Bortone
STEFANIA TALLINI – piano, compositions & arrangments
GREGORY HUTCHINSON – drums
MATTEO BORTONE – double bass
“UNEVEN“, is the tenth album of the pianist and composer Stefania Tallini, published by Alfamusic and recorded with her trio, with Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Matteo Bortone on double bass. The pianist’s compositions are imbued with all the musical influences with which she is nourished: Jazz, Classical, MPB and the result is that particular musical language that characterizes her and that makes her one of the most interesting and consolidated musical realities of today.
The drums player of Trio is Gregory Hutchinson, considered one of the most famous and extraordinary drummers in the world. He has played with: Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Charles Lloyd, Diana Krall, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride and Maria Schneider. Jazz Magazine calls it “the drummer of his generation”.
On the double bass Matteo Bortone, one of the best European double bass players, is considered not only an excellent instrumentalist, but also a great composer and leader, especially after being elected “Top Jazz Best New Italian Talent 2015”. Among his many collaborations, he boasts those with: Roberto Gatto, Greg Burk, Enrico Intra, Rosenwinkel, Julien Pontvianne, Parker, Cyrille Aimée, Anne Ducros, Ben Wendel, Tigran Hamasyan, Ralph Alessi.
Stefania Tallini “…belongs by right to the new generation of italian jazz that crosses the boundaries of other genres, inventing a total music…”.
She boasts a brilliant career through synergies with great artists on the world scene: Guinga, Gregory Hutchinson, Gabriel Grossi, Gabriel Mirabassi, Enrico Intra and the Civic Jazz Band, Michele Rabbia, Bruno Tommaso, Maurizio Giammarco, Javier Girotto, Remì Vignolò, Andy Gravish, Tiago Amud, Marcus Tardelli, Sergio Galvao, Roberto Taufic; and in the classical sphere: Corrado Giuffredi, Simone Nicoletta, Phoebe Ray, Natalia Suharevic. Her discography includes 10 albums as a leader, and includes all her compositions, some of which have been chosen by great international artists to be interpreted and recorded, such as Enrico Pieranunzi (in the trio with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron) and John Taylor. She has been invited to the most important Jazz Festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania, the United States, Israel, and many times in prestigious contexts such as “The Concerts of the Quirinale”.