eMPathia Jazz Duo is the voice of Mafalda Minnozzi and the guitars of Paul Ricci
Mafalda Minnozzi is the voice, the freedom, the courage, the boldness, the instinct, the irreverence and the “M” of eMPathia.
“I`ve sung for many years in my travels around the world bringing a suitcase full of so many experiences on so many stages with so many emotions with me. This time with the project “eMPathia”, I would like to extend myself towards other horizons, allowing ever more freedom in my sound …“
Paul Ricci is the guitar, the architecture, the pentagram, the method, the search for the perfect sound, the position and the “P” in eMPathia.
“I’ve worked many years with Mafalda and we always thought about how could we strip it down to the essential … and what`s left? So we`re looking for that …in a guitar, in a voice and it`s been a pleasure because we`ve discovered every take to be a fresh look at a great Italian or Brazilian or American song”
“eMPathia” was created, developed and produced in San Paulo,Brazil with the intention of traveling to and discovering various station stops around the world with Italy as its first departing platform.
It is a musical project that was born spontaneously of two international artists so different in origin and experience but with so much synergy on stages around the world.
It is the fruit of two musical “artisans” who have selected the composers to interpret with the same care as the instruments to be played and have decided together which string diameter and pick thickness would best create the sound that characterized the spirit of each song. Finely mixing swing, jazz, soul and bossa nova and tempered with experience, the Italian Mafalda Minnozzi and New York`s Paul Ricci have thus created an original sound rich in musical substance.
Therefore it is a repertoire that should be appreciated close up to discover all of its gems and to experience the emotions the songs surround us with.
All of the tracks on “eMPathia” were in fact “recorded live” in the studio to capture those unique and irreproducible vibrations that are born of singing and playing together live.
The song selection delves deeply into the immortal past of Italy, Brazil and France with a rereading that is modern and alive but at the same time intimate with a profound impact.
INUTÍL PAISAGEM (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Aloysio de Oliveira)
COME PRIMA (Sandro Taccani – Enzo Di Paola – Mario Panzeri)
ARRIVEDERCI (Giorgio Calabrese – Umberto Bindi)
AZZURRO (Vito Pallavicini – Paolo Conte)
ÁGUA DE BEBER (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Vinicius de Moraes)
PAROLES PAROLES (G. Ferrio – Leo Chiosso – G. De Re – Vers.francese: Michaele)
LA VIE EN ROSE (Louiguy – Edith Piaf)
ESTATE (Bruno Brighenti – Bruno Martino)
É PRECISO PERDOAR (Alcyvando da Luz – Carlos Coqueijo)
NESSUNO (Antonietta De Simone – Edilio Capotosti – Vittorio Mascheroni)
A production by MPI – Musica Popolare Italiana
Recorded live & mixed at: Estúdio Parede-Meia – São Paulo – Brazil
Sound engineer: Thiago “big” Rabello
Assistant: Seiti Imamura
Mastering: Mauricio Gargel – Audio Mastering – São Paulo – Brazil
Produced e arranged by: Paul Ricci & Mafalda Minnozzi
Photos: DA PÁ VIRADA by Dani Gurgel, Murilo Alvesso, Silvio Augusto Jr.
Photo on page 4 by: Bianca Tatamiya
Make-up: Junior Whoslo
Design: Ricardo Campos, Carlos Baptista – Nação Design – São Paulo – Brazil
MAMA Prod. Art.
Head office: Sao Paulo – Brazil
Phone: +55 11 5584-8904
Mobile (w/wapp): +55 11 99999-4244
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