(Splasch Record CDH 904.2 )

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Cadence - USA - June 2004


Marcello Sebastiani’s group is made of harder stuff and sails into realms of American Jazz.

The set contains the standard “ Like Someone In Love “, composition of James Williams and Roland Kirk and a Sebastiani original dedicated to Ray Brown. Sebastiani’s bass is often lowdown and greasy and the use of Geoff Warren’s  soprano as the main of horn gives this session an airy, light feel. Warren switches to flute on Williams “Alter Ego” for an  even breezier Oriental sound, and,on “Station 888 “, he gets  to show  his improvising prowess  on crinkly bebop line.Pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli stretches out on a trio version of “ Like Someone In Love   showing an ebullient style and Kirk’s classic “ The Inflated Tear” has all four musicians alternating formal bits of melody and abstract pattering. There’s not much Italian flavor to this one but it’s a good example of Jazz’s value as a universal language [ Jerome Wilson ]


Alias- Il Manifesto - Italy-24 Nov. 2004

Sebastiani – bass player,composer and arrager – is a musician who has a great ispiration.He  frequentely played with musicians such as Badal Roy ( tablist with  Davis’s storical band and recording, and with Ornette Coleman since the 1988 ) and others jazzmen with whom  he feels  ispiration such as flautist and sax player  Geoff Warren, pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli and drummer Massimo Manzi.”Desiderio” is  his fourth CD as leader in which he choice a couple of jazz standards, a Roland Kirk’s  tune  (The Inflated Tears, 11 minutes of great music ! ) and some composition from his personal repertoire for to give  sound to his desireč .In that CD Sebastiani RIESCE  to combine the love for a progressive jazz and a deep knowledge of afroamerican music language.[Luigi Onori ] 

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