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Massimo Discepoli

Born: July 4, 1978    Primary Instrument: Drums

Massimo Discepoli

Massimo Discepoli (aka Nheap) is a drummer, composer and drum teacher, based in Perugia (central Italy). He studied and attended masterclasses with Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Alex Acuna, Kim Plainfield, Ron Savage, Pat Petrillo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Lonnie Smith, Michel Camilo, Bruno Erminero, Mercurio Marco, Francesco Boccacci, Marco Pellegrini. As drummer, he plays in every kind of musical project, both live and in studio, from jazz to rock. In 2005, with Jacopo Bazzarri (vibes) e Francesco Fabbri (Hammond organ), he starts the Vibrham trio, and in 2006 theyrecord the trio's first CD, “Vibrham”, internationally distributed by Effemusic and featuring some of Massimo's own compositions...
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on “Clouds under the table”:

“”Clouds under the table” is an excellent and eclectic work, with countless influences[...]a never boring instrumental album that offers surprises after many listening” NetMusic Life

“One of the best electronica album i heard this autumn.” Yamanote Dreams

“A vibrant and rich sonic color palette combined with soul shaking melodies and a live drum set move this music to a post rock/jazz fusion line where it music rests comfortably while creating an ambient pulse.[...]Clouds Under The Table is a well thought out and impeccably performed sonic food for the visceral as well as the cerebral” @Critical Jazz

“[...]an impressive consolidation of Discepoli’s distinctive sound.” Leonard's Lair

“I can only agree with the statement that creative music can also be warm, for instance, if to regard Massimo Discepoli`s 8-piece brand new one” Recent music heroes

“Relaxing, but very thoughtful at the same time, recommended” Hidden Vibes Community

“Rides” featured as “Download of the day” on AllAboutJazz

On air on SomaFM

On air on Aural Moon

Featured on Syndae

Recommended by ClongClongMoo.org

on “Skymotion”:

selected as one of “The Best Albums of 2009” by LEONARD'S LAIR

selected as one of “The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009” by HOLD THE THRONE

Hldrrr “Today's free MP3” on 10/16/2009 on ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Jazz, ambient and electronica just made a baby, and it’s pretty good!” SUBBA-CULTCHA

”Skymotion is a delightfully atmospheric record which combines jazz, post-rock and electronic music into something wonderfully warm and intelligent. An album which contains style and substance in equal measure” LEONARD'S LAIR

“Smooth and thought provoking, the album has a certain curiosity to it making you feel like a little child exploring the depths of what your ears can hear. I would definitely recommend this album for anyone with an adventurous spirit when it comes to music. I have been listening to it on repeat while writing this review and swear that it has helped my productivity. I feel more artistic after every minute listening.” LIFE INK

“Realight is a pleasing listening experience, with good playing all around and, most of all, is a really good produced and well thought work” impattosonoro.it

“For the genre's fans, a pleasing and relaxing listening experience” ondarock.it

“Band of the day 26/09/2008” dedication.it

“A mix of ambient and IDM worthwhile a focused listening” joseleaci

“A story in 10 chapters, you'll never want to read the “end” word” musicaoltranza.net

“A daring debut, a breath of fresh air in these times of reashings” bloomriot.org

“On “Realight”, Nheap, starting from some lights rhythms (denoting a strong knowledge), build a personal and fascinating sound” doremilla.org

As a Leader

Clouds under the table
Nheap
Acustronica
2011
Massimo Discepoli: composer, performer, producer.



Nunun/I>
Nunun
Acustronica
2010
Massimo Discepoli: drums, keyboards, electronics
Cesare Discepoli: guitar, synth, electronics


Skymotion
Nheap
Acustronica
2009
Massimo Discepoli: composer, performer, producer.



Realight
Nheap
Musicaoltranza
2008
Massimo Discepoli: composer, performer, producer.

As A Side Musician

Vibrham
Vibrham
Fabbri
2006
Francesco Fabbri: Hammond B3, Jacopo Bazzarri: vibes, Massimo Discepoli: drums.

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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Location:
Perugia

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

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