Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Achille Succi has recently been singled out as one of the European musicians to keep an eye on in the next ten years" by (Bill Schoemaker in Giornale Della Musica
(January 2010), while journalist Mario Gamba defines him as a genius of Italian Jazz" in Alias
(March 20th, 2010).
Among the many artists he has collaborated with are Uri Caine
, Louis Sclavis
, Ernst Reijseger
, Pierre Dorge
and Franco DAndrea
; he has also participated in the recording of many CDs and performs on a global basis.
As a leader, Succi has recorded two CDs: Shiva's Dance
(Artesuonor, 2003) and Terra
(Splasc(h), 2006), amid a duo session with bassist Salvatore Maiore: Pequenas flores do inferno
(El Gallo Rojo, 2006). Together with pianist Fabrizio Puglisi and guitarist Alberto Capelli, he founded the group, Atman. He has also Fresh Frozen
(El Gallo Rojo, 2010), with pianist Christopher Culpo, also featuring tubaist Oren Marshall.Glenn Astarita
spoke with Succi about the gradual evolution of his career, the state of the jazz scene in Italy, and the differences between American and European audiences.
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