Michele Tino – Belle Époque
Michele Tino – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Simone Graziano – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Synths
Gabriele Evangelista – Bass
Bernardo Guerra – Drums
The realisation of a debut record carries with it a considerable amount of fear, doubt and second-guessing. Fundamentally, it is the act of leaving a first imprint of your journey, an impression that, regardless of how many people notice it, will remain indelible, if not in the history of music, undoubtedly in the story of the musician. All of these worries led me to postpone this moment for as long as possible up until the no longer tender age of 30. However to look on the positive side, the fact that this creation sees light relatively late embellishes it in some way, accentuating the uniqueness inherent in debut works. This uniqueness derives from the idea that in one’s first work, unlike in those that follow, the compositions cover a very broad span of time in the artist’s life, inevitably showing an evolution and therefore remarkable variety in terms of aesthetics, influences and artistic maturity.It ends up being like a photograph, clear while also partial, of the musician’s path from childhood to the realization of himself not only as an artist but also as an adult person.It is precisely this that my record wants to represent, a perhaps all too heterogeneous collection of images linked to different moments of life, to events, artistic or literary works that moved me, and portraits of people who have had an influence– positive, negative, or both– on my personal and musical development over these first 30 years.
La realizzazione del primo disco porta con sé una notevole quantità di paure, dubbi e ripensamenti. Si tratta di lasciare una prima traccia del proprio passaggio, una traccia che, indipendentemente da quante persone la noteranno, rimarrà indelebile, se non nella storia della musica, senza dubbio nella storia del musicista. Tutte queste preoccupazioni mi hanno portato a cercare di posticipare questo momento il più possibile, fino ad arrivare alla non più tenera età di trent’anni. Tuttavia, volendovi trovare un lato positivo, il fatto che questo lavoro veda la luce relativamente in ritardo in qualche modo lo impreziosisce, acuendone l’unicità che è propria delle opere prime. Questa unicità è data dal fatto che nella prima opera, a differenza di quelle che la seguiranno, le composizioni coprono un intervallo temporale molto ampio, mostrando inevitabilmente una evoluzione e dunque una notevole varietà in fatto di estetica, influenze, maturità artistica. Rappresenta dunque una fotografia, nitida se pur parziale, di un periodo molto lungo in cui si è svolto l’intero percorso che ha portato il musicista dall’infanzia fino alla realizzazione di se stesso, non solo come artista ma anche come persona adulta. E’ proprio questo che il mio disco vuole rappresentare, una raccolta molto, forse troppo eterogenea di immagini legate a diversi momenti di vita, ad avvenimenti, ad opere artistiche o letterarie che mi hanno colpito, ritratti di persone che hanno avuto un influsso, positivo, negativo o entrambi sul mio sviluppo personale e musicale di questi primi trent’anni.
Michele Tino - L'Idiota (Teaser)L'IDIOTA
"This composition was inspired by the homonymous novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
I deeply love Dostoevsky’s works, each of them guided me through a specific and pivotal period of my life, influencing my ethics and my world vision. Specifically, “The Idiot” is the one that affected me the most by making me reflect, through the complex and beautiful figure of Prince Myshkin, on the values of innocence, goodness and purity and on their relation with human’s imperfection and self destroying tendencies."
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ALBUM: Belle Époque
RECORD LABEL: Auand
Michele Tino - Alto Sax
Simone Graziano - Piano
Gabriele Evangelista - Bass
Bernardo Guerra - Drums
COMPOSER: Michele Tino
PUBLISHER: Jazz Engine Ed. Mus.
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MICHELE TINO is an Italian saxophone player, composer and educator, mainly working in the Jazz music environment.
In the last few years he’s getting more and more attention as one of the most significant artists in the Italian new musical scene and as one of the most personal and in demand alto and tenor saxophone voices.
Born in Naples in 1991 he began his musical studies as a child, on piano.
At the age of 11 he moved to Florence and discovered a deep passion for Jazz music, leading him to approach the study of alto saxophone.
While attending the high school he entered the classical saxophone course at the Ferrara conservatory, studying with Italian well known saxophone player Marco Gerboni.
He got his bachelor and master’s degrees, both with the highest grade “Cum Laude”, under the guidance of Marco Tamburini in Rovigo's Conservatory.
In 2013 he moved to Amsterdam, first as an exchange student and then entering the master in Jazz Studies at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam.
In his Dutch years he got the chance of studying with great musicians such as Lee Konitz, Mark Turner, Miguel Zenon, Steve Lehman, John Clayton, Ferdinand Povel, Jasper Blom, Simon Rigter, Joris Roelofs and many more.
In 2015 he was awarded with two scholarships from the Dutch government that allowed him to take part to an exchange program between CvA and Temple University in Philadelphia.
This gave him the opportunity to attend one semester at Temple University, studying with Dick Oatts and Terell Stafford. During this time he also got chosen by Oatts and Stafford as a member of the TU Jazz Band, which allowed him to perform in some important festivals and venues in the United States.
This period turned out to be a pivotal part of his musical education.
After he graduated at CvA in 2016 he moved back to Florence, where he is currently based.
By the time Michele Tino moved back to Italy his professional career developed very quickly, soon becoming a stable member of many relevant musical projects. This made him more and more well known as a soloist, mainly on alto saxophone, but also on tenor saxophone and flute.
Michele Tino is also leading his own quartet since 2018, featuring Simone Graziano on piano, Gabriele Evangelista on bass and Bernardo Guerra on drums.
In 2019 his band got chosen by Italian Jazz Festivals Association (I-Jazz) as one of the most interesting and representative Italian Jazz projects: this allowed Michele Tino Quartet to perform in many festivals in Italy and abroad, such as Toronto Jazz Festival.
In June 2021 Michele Tino is releasing his first record as a leader, “Belle Époque”, for the Italian label Auand Records.
In the last few years Michele Tino has performed in many well known festivals and venues, such as: Toronto Jazz Festival (Canada); Jerusalem Jazz Festival (Israel); North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam, NL); Jazzhus Montmartre (Copenhagen, DK); Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL); Chris Jazz Cafè (Philadelphia, US).
He also got the chance of playing and recording alongside many well known musicians, such as: Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Golson, Jesse Davis, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Justin Di Cioccio, Ben Van Gelder, Maurizio Giammarco, Hermon Mehari, Akua Naru, Marco Tamburini, Nico Gori, Massimo Nunzi.