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UMBERTO TRICCA "MOKSHA PULSE"

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Umberto Tricca guitar
Achille Succi alto sax, bass clarinet 
Giacomo Petrucci baritone sax
Nazareno Caputo vibraphone 
Ferdinando Romano double bass
Bernardo Guerra drums

Moksha pulse is a project of the guitarist and composer Umberto Tricca. It was the fascination towards Indian music, involvement of rhythmic aspects, the counterpoint of the afro-cuban rumba and the interest in the sonority of contemporary music that inspired his work.
The name of the project is taken from the Sanscrit word Moksha, which means the emancipation. It emphasizes the composition choice, the necessity of staying away from any predetermined structure in the way of searching and developing all the possible interactions between those traditions, those apparently various musical languages with the paths of contemporary jazz.
Tricca puts together a sextet of the significant protagonists of the Italian jazz scene – the saxophonists Achille Succi and Giacomo Petrucci, the vibraphonist Nazareno Caputo, the double bass player Ferdinando Romano and the drummer Bernardo Guerra – the formation which represents not only the aesthetic adherence to the poetry, to the writing of Moksha pulse, but also promises the visionary creativity which is essential for bringing out the free spaces, the abstract atmospheres as well as for specifying the particular collective research of the sound of the whole work.

In 2016 the debute album ‘‘Moksha pulse‘‘ (Workin‘ Label/I.R.D.) was released. It includes 7 original pieces except for ‘‘Lude‘‘ by Vijay Iyer. The record was highly reviewed – received the label Jazzit Likes it, was recommended among the 100 Greatest Jazz Album in the Jazzit Awards 2016  and it can be found more times in the playlist of the program "Battiti" on the Rai3 Rai. Their live concert at Sala del Rosso" in Florence was entirely broadcasted on Radio3 Suite Jazz.
Moksha Pulse
presents itself undoubtedly as one of the highpoints of the contemporary jazz in the national and international meaning. A project, ‘‘worthy of full attention‘‘ (Alberto Bazzuro on Musica Jazz).

“Moksha Pulse” is a record that sprinkles the intelect, where the six protagonists don’t follow slavishly the canonic plot, but they let themselves to get carried away by their instinct, inspiration and creativity so the magic of music pervades them. Stefano Dentice on Soundcontest


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Umberto Tricca was born in 1973. He studied jazz guitar in Milan at the “Cemm” school directed by Walter Donatiello and Berklee’s School teachers. Over the years he studied jazz harmony, composition and arrangement with Giovanni Tommaso, Giancarlo Boselli, Stephen Franceschini, Tomaso Lama, John Abercrombie, David Linx and Paul Fresu at Nuoro Jazz. He shared his research and study of contemporary artists such as Dave Holland and Steve Coleman with some musicians of the the Florentine scene, examinating harmony and rhythmic aspects.
He took part in different musical projects: The dotters (Claudio Giovagnoli, Peter Spitilli, Stephen Tamborrino) in which he faced the contemporary jazz repertoire; A.G.U.A (Arianna Bucossi, Gabriele Ungar Ramps, Andrew Lovo, Damiano Niccolini) exploring  Samba and Bossanova. At the same time he approached Indian music with the Saptak Indian association of Nihar Metha in collaboration with the tabla player Francis Gherardi. In 2012 he founded the Open Baaj quintet exploring sounds that join the Indian classical music to the western contemporary one. In 2015 he achieved the Second Level Degree in jazz Music at the National Conservatory "Luigi Cherubini" in Florence under the guide of Riccardo Fassi, Barend Middelhoff, Sandro Satta and Umberto Fiorentino with a thesis on the composer Steve Lehman.
In october 2016 he released the debut album of his new project "Moksha pulse" arisen from the fascination that Indian music holds for him, together with his involvement in rhythm issues, the Afro-Cuban rumba counterpoint and his interest for the sound of Contemporary Classic Music. 



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