For several years, bassist Massimo Biolcati has provided strong support for a variety of acclaimed jazz artists, including Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, Ravi Coltrane, Paquito D’Rivera, and Lionel Loueke. Now, with the release of Persona on ObliqSound, Biolcati takes a giant stride into the spotlight as a leader. The album is titled in homage to the classic Ingmar Bergman film, and thematically structured in two sections to reflect the film’s concept of duality. Persona is a dual portrait of Biolcati’ s strengths as performer and composer.
Personnel: Massimo Biolcati (bass); Jeff Ballard (drums); Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals); Peter Rende (piano, vocals); Lizz Wright (vocals, track 6); Gretchen Parlato (vocals, track 8).
01. The Beginning
03. Wise Way
05. TT (in memoriam Take Toriyama)
07. Hopeless Dream To Be
09. Under July