New Vintage Sessions

by Gabriele Meirano and Xu Fengxia

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577 Records is proud to announce that GABRIELE MEIRANO and XU FENGXIA debut album New Vintage Sessions will be released officially in New York City on September 1st, 2016.

This recording comes out of a collaboration between the China based Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano and the Berlin based Chinese musician Xu Fengxia, a pioneer in combining Chinese music with improvisation.

The two first played together when invited by Peter Brötzmann in 2011 to join him in a trio concert at the Shanghai Art Center. At that time, Meirano had been living in Shanghai for 5 years and Xu Fengxia had already moved to Germany. Despite living in different parts of the world, Meirano and Xu Fengxia kept in touch. When Xu Fengxia travelled to China to perform at the Shanghai Jazz Festival they decided to make this recording. With this debut album, which features a freshly international sound that invokes both the Far East and the blues, the duo has succeeded in creating a new entry in the global music lexicon.

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released September 1, 2016

Gabriele Meirano: electric piano
Xu Fengxia: guzheng, sanxian, voice

Music by Gabriele Meirano and Xu Fengxia
(Five Seven Seven Records Music, ASCAP)
Recorded September 28th 2015 at New Vintage Studio, Shanghai, China
Recorded and mixed by Davide Bertolone
Artwork by 梁國健 Liang Guo Jian.
Design by Sergio Vezzali
All rights reserved
www.577records.com

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Forward Festival & 577 Records Brooklyn, New York

577 Records has been producing music since 2001 and has released albums featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.

This grassroots, independent label got its start with a series of living room concerts in Brooklyn. The name of the label was taken from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York).
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