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Alessandro Magnanini

“Someway Still I Do” marks the soloist debut of the guitarist, composer and producer Alessandro Magnanini. The awareness to dedicate himself to an entire album takes root after the great success gained by the Emilian artist as a composer. We are talking about that important hit which brings his signature, “This Is What You Are”, the song has launched the career of the Catanese Mario Biondi. A further confirmation comes with the live experiences matured with the Duke Orchestra, whose direction is entrusted really to Alessandro Magnanini. The main sources of inspiration are the great adult pop productions of the past, where the melodies prominently easy listing are here filtered through a jazz approach and a more cultured language alike. Furthermore these melodies are identified with the arrangements of excellent artists such as Claus Ogerman, referring in particularly to those ones produced for the performances of Astrud Gilberto, the orchestral atmospheres proper to the Shirley Bassey’s repertory, and the “playful” evocative ability of Henry Mancini. We could probably consider all of these models unreachable, but anyway they show to Alessandro Magnanini the artistic line where to draw inspiration from.

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