Metropolitan Sketches

by Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71

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"Meridian 71 combines jazz with Mediterranean and West African influences to conjure cinematic soundscapes of a multicultural home on Metropolitan Sketches" | Rock Paper Scissors.
Check out the official press release at the following page:

Featuring a very eclectic and international ensemble of established and Boston-based musicians, “Metropolitan Sketches” is their second release, following the debut album in 2012 “Otherness Collection”, both featuring original works by G. Paradiso.


released February 11, 2020

Phil Grenadier: trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks #2, 4, 7, 9, 10)
Mark Zaleski: alto & soprano sax, clarinet
Utar Artun: piano, rhodes
Jussi Reijonen: guitar (tracks #1, 8)
Phil Sargent: guitar (tracks #2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
Galen Willett: electric fretless bass
Malick Ngom: sabar drums & percussion
Giuseppe Paradiso: drum set & percussion

All compositions & arrangements by Giuseppe Paradiso (BMI), except for track #6 (by G. Paradiso & M. Ngom) and track #7 (by Giacomo Puccini, from 'Tosca').

Recorded on July 16, 2018 & March 1-2, 2019 at Dimension Sound Studios in Boston, MA (USA).
Recording, mixing & mastering by Dan Cardinal.
Artwork by Samantha Bruce.
Copyrights 2020. All rights reserved.


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Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71 Boston, Massachusetts

MERIDIAN 71, music project that crosses boundaries, characterized by a unique voice and a global sound with influences that range from Jazz and improvised music to Mediterranean and West-African music traditions. Led since 2012 by Italian and Boston-resident drummer, composer Giuseppe Paradiso, features his original music.

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