“With Oltreoceano, Veneziani has a chance to reflect on the last couple of years through sensitive arrangements that display his penchant for composition. After a brief interlude, the album opens with “Night Flight.” The piece is a Veneziani original presented in 3/4 time. It is light and opens with delicate piano before the entrances of Veneziani and Pederson set up an easy groove. The double bassist’s playing is warm. Another Veneziani original, “In Viaggio con Te” (“traveling with you”), invokes a number of time signature shifts. It moves effortlessly from a melodic opening waltz to 5/4, 7/4 and 4/4, all while keeping its pure tone and delightful musicality.
With a firm sense of jazz history and a desire to cross oceans of sound, Veneziani’s Oltreoceano is a swinging entry in what should be a very exciting career for the bassist.„
— Jordan Richardson - Canadian Audiophile
“Andrea Veneziani’s compositions are imaginative and lively, often constructed on the basis of danceable rhythms, and at the same time profound and trivial.
A mature and established composer and performer. I wish Oltreoceano will not be the last encounter with this talented musician.„
— Leonid Auskern - Jazz-Quad
“Veneziani conceived a mature album, where the trio develops a complex and open conversation based on contemporary forms as well as on elaborations of tunes of the jazz tradition.
Substantially, we hear that modern way to conceive jazz that could be defined outside of any style, but it’s well conscious of its linguistic origins.„
— Maurizio Franco - Musica Jazz
Jan 20 2013
Reviews, articles and more
My debut album Oltreoceano has been receiving many great reviews and awards in the past few months from world renowned magazines and websites. Please visit the Press page to read more about it! Among all I’m happy to announce that Oltreoceano has been selected as Top 10 Critics’ Choice 2012 by the prestigious magazine Jazziz. I am also very honored to have been chosen as May 2012 Artist of the Month by the website Critical Jazz. Also an interview with Mr. Brent Black has been published, check it out! Part one and part two.
Jun 09 2012
Oltreoceano is now available at Disk Union and other stores in Japan and at Alessa Records in Austria!
May 11 2012
“Mark Rothko” played by Radio France
The tune “Mark Rothko” from my CD Oltreoceano has been played by Radio France. The show was broadcasted Friday 11th of May, but you can still visit their website by clicking here and listen to it at at 49:18!
Haruna Fukazawa & Yasuno Katsuki Project @ Somethin’ Jazz Club
7:00pm - 212 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, United States
$12 cover charge, for information visit www.somethinjazz.com
Julien Hucq Quartet @ BXL East
9:30pm - 210 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, United States
Andrea Veneziani Duo @ The Lexington Hotel
6:00pm - 511 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States