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“AFOREMENTION” THE ALBUM

TOMMASO CAPPELLATO’s
jazz‐techno odyssey ‘AFOREMENTION’

November 4, 2016 via Mashibeats/Ropeadope/Mentalgroove

Italian musician, producer, DJ and composer Tommaso Cappellato is a musical maverick ‐ running the gamut from free‐form techno to hip‐ hop production and jazz improvisation. Mentored by jazz visionaries Harry Whitaker (Black Renaissance), Michael Carvin (Pharoah Sanders) and collaborator with techno master Donato Dozzy, Tommaso’s seemingly unorthodox breadth of style and vision gives us a truly unique new school artist.

From building his jazz chops as a resident drummer in NYC, to hip hop excursions alongside Brooklyn MC Yah Supreme; traveling to Senegal to meld with local world music masters, to leading his own award‐ winning spiritual jazz project Astral Travels; collaborating with experimental electronica and techno artist Rabih Beaini and visionary Egyptian producer Maurice Louca to now presenting his solo artist project ‘Aforemention’ ‐ Tommaso is the modern renaissance man, bringing together his lifetime of artistic exploration and exposure to create his own concept of a jazz‐informed experimental electronic soundscape.

Tommaso’s fascination for sounds outside the jazz realm led him to this new project ‐ asking himself what would happen if he created alone, embracing everything from inspirations to moments of randomness and finding his own musical identity in that process. Using drums, analog synths and his own voice, Tommaso has created a body of work that evokes inner spaces, outer realms and new ideas.

‘Aforemention’ takes in all of Tommaso’s past experiences and sees him creating a one‐man journey through sound. He is joined on the album by three guests ‐ legendary drummer Victor Lewis provides spoken word on ‘Team Ball’ to introduce the album; Inglewood, CA native and Solange‐collaborator Nia Andrews vocals the ode to freedom ‘Fly’ and Detroit/NYC vocalist Dulcinea Detwah brings freeform hip hop verse to ‘Get Set Free’. Everything else you hear is performed solo by Tommaso Cappellato.

“AFOREMENTION” SOLO LIVE PERFORMANCE

SHOWS

  • Jul 02 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Dancity, Foligno (IT)

  • Jul 04 – 2017

    Rosita Kess Band feat. Jon Cleary & Brad Jones

    Blues In Villa, Brugnera (IT)

  • Jul 07 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Dynamo, Bologna (IT)

  • Jul 13 – 2017

    Tommaso Cappellato + Natasha Diggs (DJ Set)

    Vibes From The Tribe c/o Il Chiosco, Padova (IT)

  • Jul 15 – 2017

    Maurice Louca Trio

    Rich Mix, London (UK)

  • Jul 16 – 2017

    Tommaso Cappellato + Emanative (DJ Set)

    Brilliant Corners, London (UK)

  • Jul 23 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Aperitivo Al Verde, Castello di Godego (IT)

  • Jul 28 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Gaeta Jazz Festival, Gaeta (IT)

  • Aug 23 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Low End Theory, Los Angeles (USA)

  • Aug 26 – 2017

    Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio

    Grand Performances, Los Angeles (USA)

  • Sep 12 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Unice, Tokyo (JP)

  • Sep 14 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Dommune, Tokyo (JP)

  • Sep 15 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Hotori, Toyama (JP)

  • Sep 16 – 2017

    Aforemention

    The Room, Tokyo (JP)

  • Sep 23 – 2017

    Aforemention

    Metro, Kyoto (JP)

  • Dec 02 – 2017

    Spiritual Galaxy

    Controtempo, Sacile (IT)

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