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Review

BLG, Downtown Music Gallery, June 1, 2007

Sextant — the second release by Gianni Lenoci on Ambiances Magnétiques — was born out of the new teaching methodologies’ workshops given by the Italian pianist at Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli. Lenoci’s experiments cover a large musical territory in which jazz draws inspiration from contemporary music. Acoustic and electronic instruments meet in harmony to form a highly dynamic whole. Here is how the artist explains his approach: “For years now, my main focus has been to try to create music that is not ‘contaminated’ but rather ‘informed’ and intelligent. Multiple and multifaceted music, yet coherent music nonetheless. Organic music made with gestures shedding light on the unclassifiable areas of language.”