Pat Battstone, The Last Taxi: New Destinations Review
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Pat Battstone is a prolific creator, not just a pianist but a rocket scientist, an improvisational soul and a groundbreaking thinker when it comes to his collaborations and how he sees and hears music. He has recorded and produced 7 CDs with Italian vocalists since 2016. His collaborations in Italy have given him the opportunity to perform with Gianna Montecalvo, Francesco Massaro, Francesco Cusa, Adolfo La Volpe, Giacomo Mongelli, Giorgio Vendola, Camille Pace, Nico Catacchio, Chris Rathbun, Marilena Paradisi, Teresa Raneri, Cettina Donato, Giorgia Santoro, Chiara Liuzzi, Marialuisa Capurso, among others. He has also appeared in several significant Italian festivals including the Jonio Jazz Festival, Gela Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day Siracusa, and the Jazzit Festival. His latest endeavor with Italian artist, Daniela Chionna, is a journey of creating both music and artwork in an improvisational and natural interplay between abstract artist and improvisational artist, titled The Last Taxi: New Destinations.
The Last Taxi: New Destinations
Attraverso La Cittá
Inside The Dark Castle
All The Birds Have Flown
Where Sea-Creatures Slowly Dance
Sunrise Over A Painted Desert
The Markets Of Marrakech
Morning In A Japanese Garden
Looking Glass Woman
Release Date: April 15, 2019
1 hour 5 minutes
Battstone creates a soundscape of instrumental and vocal excursions that delve deeply into the exploratory realm of beauty and tension. The result is a satiated listen.