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“Vela” is concrete proof of the artistic growth of a promising native jazz pianist.

Ihe trio is composed in addition to Mario Nappi on piano by two other young musicians, Corrado Cirillo on double bass and Luca Mignano on drums, a young, freshly perceived trio with improvisational geometries that draw on the language of Afro-American jazz bringing it back to the present day with a certain naturalness and maturity; the end result is a continuous syncretism between Afro-American, Neapolitan tradition, and modernity, between interplay and breath of the trio in its totality as a single living being, a late Romantic compositional vein prevails, testifying to the Eurocultivated matrix that unites the three young people of the national jazz scene.

A breath of fresh air and new sounds.

Mario Nappi trio winners of Piacenza Jazz Festival 2013 Chicco Bettinardi Prize new talents of Italian jazz and audience award,
winners of the 2013 European Jazz Contest held in Maastricht (Netherlands).

  • Mario Nappi is also the winner of the Best Soloist award at the 2013 Fara Festival; Bergamo Jazz 2014 and Best Arrangement on Given Theme.
  • The Neapolitan musician, together with his two inseparable companions, Corrado Cirillo on double bass and Luca Mignano on drums, makes an album containing eight songs, but five of them are compositions from his own pen.
  • Nappi expresses himself through calibrated soloism, adorned with sudden chromatic sprints.

The Cirillo – Mignano tandem backs it up punctually with a tight and dragging swing. The theme of Vela, evokes poignant images of landscapes but touching the strings of the soul. An album to listen to while staring at the horizon.


“Mario Nappi and his trio invite us in with notes and mischievous glances, first disrupting the precarious harmony of daily life, then reconstructing for us an intangible, dreamy and fantastic world where each one remains suspended, but surprised, inspired and finally enraptured by an atavistic and overwhelming song until the last note…like an emotion…it is only a long silence to remind us that the record is finished.


” Essentiality, subtraction, respect for pauses, reflection between sentences, spatiality between moments of saying and thinking. These are the aspects, often ignored at this moment in history, that characterize Mario Nappi’s latest musical effort.


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