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Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

  • Roberto MAGRIS - piano & organ
  • Max “Mbassadò” MARZIO - rap vocals
  • Giuliano TULL - sax
  • Paolo ANDRIOLO - bass
  • Paolo PRIZZON - drums
… the band originates in the mid 90’s under the name Dma Urban Jazz Funk… after a few cd’s, videos and numerous festivals, tours and liveshows throughout Europe and America… in 2004 the artistic breakthrough and the new foundation of the band, under the name of Alfabeats Nu jazz… under the sign of a new sound bridging nu jazz with hip-hop and acoustic new age… an unpredictable and amazing kind of urban music yet rooted in jazz and progressive rock, wrapped up with impressive rap lyrics, with references to Coltrane jazz, hip-hop, trip-hop, ambient… with an eye to King Crimson, Traffic, Soft Machine… and new age awareness… a new alfabeatical code to decipher the nu sound…

… of remarkable interest for the international specialized critique and press, the band was hence able to tour Europe and America, with numerous features in International festivals, from Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada) to San Sebastian Jazz Festival (Spain), from Cervantino International Music Festival (Mexico) to Ocho Rios Jazz Festival (Jamaica)… other major festivals include Curacao Jazz Festival (Dutch Carribean), Jazzkaar Tallin (Estonia), Caracas (Venezuela), Cervantes en todas partes and Merida Music Festival (Mexico), Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival and Atlantic Jazz Festival Halifax (Canada), Corinthos Jazz Festival (Greece), Gostenhofer Jazztages Nuremberg (Germany), Half Note Athens (Greece), Kaunas Jazz Festival (Lithuania), Distrito Jazz Bilbao (Spain), Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia…

…in the years, the need to establish these wide range experiences leads to a first Cd “Urban Jazz Funk”, meeting a favourable response among the audience and the international jazz critics and magazines, soon to be followed by “Up to the beat!” and especially by the new amazing “Alfabeats Nu Jazz Stones”. Since its release in the USA in December 2006, the Cd “Stones” has received stunning reviews from the international jazz community…

new age or new stage ? inside or outside ? be-bop or hip-hop ? acoustic or electric ? unplugged or unthugged? progressive urban jazz or what ?...
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Review from “Jazz World Quest”:

“Filtering and mixing Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and New Age on one album requires some serious creative powers and, last but not least, good taste.The proof is this wonderful new album “Alfabeats Nu Jazz Stones”, a synthesis of new and old genres, captured in a fresh, visionary orchestration that builds bridges between themes, integrates voice and instruments in a free architecture of sounds and melodies.Very interesting how the Hip Hop singer, turns into a kind of lyrical storyteller whose poetry mixes with music and rhythms in a such delicate balance of energies...

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Music

Featured recording “Stones”

Stones

Oasis/ Mirage
2007

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