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JOHN RUOCCO · AM I ASKING TOO MUCH?

· Abercrombie, John
· Alessi, Ralph
· Altekamp, Sebastian
· Anderson, Jay
· Andrzejewski, Max
· Antoniou, Giorgos
· Arends, Fabian
· Backhaus, Tobias
· Baron, Joey
· Beets, Marius
· Berne, Tim
· Bernstein, Peter
· Black, Jim
· Blake, Seamus
· Boehlee, Karel
· Borel, Pierre
· Brodbeck, Jean-Paul
· Burgwinkel, Jonas
· Böhm, Rainer
· Carrothers, Bill
· Cheek, Chris
· Chisholm, Hayden
· Copland, Marc
· Cowherd, Jon
· de Fatima, Maria
· del Fra, Riccardo
· Delius, Tobias
· Dell, Christopher
· di Gioia, Roberto
· Dixon, Ben
· Donkin, Phil
· Egli, Dominic
· Enders, Johannes
· Foster, Al
· Friedrich, Jürgen
· Fuhr, Dietmar
· Gille, Sebastian
· Gisler, Fabian
· Goldings, Larry
· Goldsby, John
· Graupe, Ronny
· Gress, Drew
· Hagans, Tim
· Harris, Sam
· Hart, Billy
· Hays, Kevin
· Hébert, John
· Heise, Julius
· Held, Pablo
· Hirshfield, Jeff
· Hoenig, Ari
· Hollander, Rick
· Hollenbeck, John
· Kaufmann, Achim
· Kent, Oliver
· Kimbrough, Frank
· Klein, Niels
· Kolli, Valdi
· Konitz, Lee
· Kruemmling, Martin
· Landfermann, Robert
· Landolf, Domenic
· Lang, Walter
· Lauer, Johannes
· le Fleming, Orlando
· Lewis, Victor
· Liebman, Dave
· Lillinger, Christian
· Maddren, James
· Martucci, Tony
· Meinhold, Niko
· Moreno, Tony
· Moreno, Joyce
· Moreno, Mike
· Moret, Patrice
· Motian, Paul
· Murodate, Aya
· Mutzke, Menzel
· Nuss, Hubert
· Nussbaum, Adam
· O'Mara, Peter
· Olah, Ernö
· Osby, Greg
· Palesano, Antonio
· Pallemaerts, Dré
· Peacock, Gary
· Pechlof, Kathrin
· Penman, Matt
· Peuker, Peter
· Pichler, Matthias
· Poor, Ted
· Potratz, Oliver
· Radley, Nate
· Raible, Claus
· Rainey, Tom
· Rieser, Dan
· Rifflet, Silvain
· Riley, John
· Roelofs, Joris
· Rohrer, Samuel
· Rosato, Rick
· Ross, Florian
· Rossy, Jorge
· Rueckert, Jochen
· Ruocco, John
· Rückert, Thomas
· Saito, Taiko
· Schlamb, Peter
· Scholly, Norbert
· Schouten, Koen
· Schrijner, Marie-José
· Schröder, John
· Schröteler, Daniel
· Schumacher, Pascal
· Scofield, John
· Scott, Ryan
· Seizer, Jason
· Serierse, Marcel
· Shepik, Brad
· Sieverts, Henning
· Spallati, Igor
· Speed, Chris
· Stabenow, Thomas
· Steffens, Liesbeth
· Steidle, Oliver
· Stein, Bastian
· Stemeseder, Elias
· Stewart, Bill
· Stillman, Loren
· Street, Ben
· Taborn, Craig
· Taylor, John
· Terzic, Dejan
· Thuillier, Françoise
· Thys, Nicolas
· Turner, Mark
· Vallon, Colin
· van Gelder, Ben
· Verheyen, Robin
· Versace, Gary
· Webber, Anna
· Weber, Florian
· Weidenmueller, Johannes
· Weidner, Christian
· Weinrib, Craig
· Weiss, Doug
· Werner, Kenny
· Westergaard, Jonas
· Wogram, Nils
· Wylie, James

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

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Intimate beauty and stylistic clarity: these are fundamental characteristics of the six pieces on this CD. Every tone is understated. The music radiates a quiet beauty with a tender, enchanting atmosphere. Extraordinarily refined jazz compositions - sublime, restrained, with nuance in every tone. Music with a deep inner life - a life in which screams are not necessary; the music's quiet intensity says all that needs to be said. Musik from John Ruocco.


Awards:

The Irish Times
Cuadernos de Jazz (Spain)
Rondo (Germany)
Musicboom (Italy)
John Ruocco · Am I Asking Too Much?

John Ruocco clarinet
John Taylor piano
Riccardo del Fra bass


  
Kuk Kuk

  
Am I Asking Too Much (If I Ask For World Peace)

  
A Glimmer

  
Benebe

  
Waltz 4

  
Little Stones

© 2008 Pirouet Records

Art.-No: PIT3029
EAN-code: 4-260041-180291

Price: 15,90 €


  
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PRESS QUOTES
"... Ruocco's deceptively understated originals have a tensile strength that's clearly inspirational ..." (Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times)

"Am I Asking Too Much? is an intimate trio affair with British pianist John Taylor and Italian bassist Riccardo Del Fra. ... It's the very feeling that the whole thing could fall apart at any moment - but doesn't - that makes Am I Asking Too Much? such a captivating listen. With palpable risk-taking permeating the entire set, Ruocco, Taylor and Del Fra demonstrate one needn't be abstruse or oblique to convey the sound of surprise." (All About Jazz by John Kelman)