ANGIOLO TAROCCHI

composer, arranger, conductor, double bass player, producer and educator
 

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I am an italian musician with expertise in classical and jazz music as composer, arranger, conductor, double bass player, producer and educator.
My musical education includes Specialist Certificate in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Berklee College of Music On-Line), MA in Double Bass (Italian Conservatory of Brescia) and BA in Electronic Composition (Italian Conservatory of Milano).
I was awarded the Herbie Hancock Celebrity Scholarship, Berklee College Of Music On-Line (2016) and my CD 'Unwired' was Nominated in the Jazz Instrumental Album Category at the '16th Independent Music Awards' (2018).
I am currently a teaching professor in Jazz Arranging at the Piacenza Conservatory (Italy) and the principal double bass of the World Doctors Orchestra.
Besides the music, I practice as a medical doctor specialized in surgical pathology, in the field of pain therapy, acupuncture and homeopathy.

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”This work is a big step forward, a turning point towards a higher quality in your arranger's search, which places you among the few elected in this rare discipline in Italy” (Giorgio Gaslini about Evening Standards and New Music)

”Essentially, this large ensemble pursues feisty, big-band-style horn charts in conjunction with pumping rhythms, variegated textures, and complex time signatures to coincide with off-kilter themes, dashes of electronica, playful pandemonium, and electric psychedelic persuasions” (Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz, USA)

”The tunes are structured to balance large improvisation spaces with ambitious definitions of massive orchestral movements” (Giuseppe Dalla Bona - Musica Jazz, ITA)

”Unwired is a generous investigation of some big band meandering” (Fiona Ord-Shrimpton - All About Jazz, USA)

”They strike the variety of the ladder and the great widespread energy in the hall; moving smoothly among modal, singing and avant-garde, wide-ranging music and more sketched tracks, with extensive references to jazz, swing, rock and funky, from 4/4 to very complex rhythmic structures that put the stage musicians through the wringer. Tarocchi's informal direction has highlighted the collective, leaving room for soloists improvisations of great technical magnitude” (Ernesto Scurati - Tracce di Jazz)

”Unwired, the first track that gives the name of this new album, is wrapped in a magnetic atmosphere” (Stefano Dentice - Italia In Jazz, ITA)

”Music written and arranged in the style of a classic symphonist, between Gil Evans and Mike Westbrooke. Modality, open forms, folk-jazz and song that are avant-garde. Tarocchi has an incomparable taste for the sound canvas arranged in line, sequenced or blocked” (Davide Ielmini - Musica Magazine, ITA)

”This work is, on the whole, an ambitious and fearless effort that deals also with the european contemporary classical music writing” (Luca Cerchiari - Il Giornale del Popolo, Lugano CH)

”Tarocchi mixes in his music the Jazz style with the contemporary musical idiom in an expressive equilibrium” (Alessandro Rigolli - la Gazzetta di Parma, ITA)

”Arranger, composer, and conductor Angiolo Tarocchi blends the rich legacy of the jazz orchestra tradition with his Italian flair in subtle and contemporary ways” (Aad van Nieuwkerk - VPRO Vrije Geluiden, NL)

”Unwired combines big band contemporary jazz and contemporary composed music in an exciting album which demands to the listener to unravel all five pieces of composite gems” (Rinus Van Der Heijden - Jazznu, NL)

”Unwired exhibits pieces that look agreeably backwards without giving up on the present” (Piercarlo Poggio - Blow-up, ITA)