The best jazz composers create the most beautiful music on the spot.
Guitarist Celano is the winner of the North sea jazz composition assignment this year.
Celano has a subtle, singing guitar sound and his compositions shine in their kindness.
His ten year old band with drummer Marcos Baggiani recently changed the lineup.
New are bassist Clemens van der Feen and Belgian reed player Joachim Badenhorst. It appears in LantarenVenster during the try-out for the composition assignment, a golden combination.
Celano writes tight. In most of the pieces there is a strange bridge, break, melodic quirk, rhythmic delay or acceleration, making his band members and the audience pay full attention to the music.
The music hosts an incredible freedom in the compositions, the composer leaves enough is space for the all his band members to express their idiosyncratic and intriguing ways of making music. This tension keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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