THE MIRROR
The latest album featuring
ANDREA VICARI
with
ELVIS STANIC - guitars
MORNINGTON LOCKETT - saxes
DORIAN LOCKETT - basses
NIC FRANCE - drums & percussion
ANDREA VICARI - piano and composer
SAMPLE TRACKS

1. Prosperity

2. New Atlantis

3. Caliban's Dance

4. Thor Thought

5. El Pinguino

6. The Mirror

7. Get Busy Living

8. Lanziamientos del Verde

9. Sixes and Sevens


Recorded 9-12/02 2015 : Clown's Pocket Studios
Engineer and Producer : Derek Nash
Co-Producers : Andrea Vicari, Dorian Lockett
Design : Duro Zec
Executive producer for 33 records: Paul Jolly
all original compositions and arrangements
© 2007 andrea vicari

"From the appropriately reflective title piece to the energetically eccentric 'Caliban's Dance', Andrea Vicari's album, The Mirror, is full of melodies. They fill every corner of the music, prominent in the solos or half-hidden in the leader-composer's piano accompaniment.
This is a beautifully integrated quintet, with saxophonist Mornington Lockett and guitarist Elvis StaniÁ outstanding"

Dave Gelly (Jazz critic - The Observer)

ANDREA VICARI

After the UK-wide success of their JazzExtemporeUK project Andrea Vicari (piano, UK) and Elvis Stanic (guitar, Croatia) have teamed up together again to produce a new album. The ‘Mirror’ is a suite of music initially commissioned from Andrea Vicari by ‘Leasowes festival’ 2007 in Shropshire and now recorded with Mornington Lockett on sax, Dorian Lockett on basses and Nic France on drums. The music is all Andrea Vicari original compositions based on varied styles and grooves from Flamenco to South African rhythms; whilst showcasing the extraordinary improvisational skills of virtuosos Mornington Lockett (sax) and Elvis Stanic (guitar) - as well as her own piano playing described by JazzUK magazine as " a constant delight - intense, probing, and generating a seemingly endless succession of ideas".


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Andrea Vicari

Andrea Vicari - has made her mark on the UK jazz scene both as a pianist and composer and has four CDs under her own name as well as two CDs with ‘Jazz Extempore’ and various others. Through the formation of ‘Jazz Extempore’ through a cultural exchange initiated in Croatia, Andrea has written music for the band and arranged UK tours.

Most recently Andrea performed at such venues as Nottingham jazz, Wakefield jazz and Scarborough jazz festival. She has performed withworld greats Eddie Harris and Art Farmer. In 1994 Andrea was commissioned by the arts council to write music for an 11 piece orchestra and then went on to win the ‘Peter Whittingham prize’ which helped to fund and develop the band and music. A CD and a Jazz Services tour followed culminating in a triumphant appearance at Brecon jazz festival.

As well as being musical director of the Dordogne jazz summer school Andrea is a jazz piano professor at Trinity Laban conservatoire - one of the leading colleges in Britain for Jazz studies.

She also presents a weekly radio programme on www.jazzlondonradio.com, "Andrea Vicari's Jazz Doodles" which debuts every Tuesday at 3pm and is repeated at various times throughout the week.

http://www.andreavicari.com


Elvis Stanic

Elvis Staniç - As a jazz graduate of Berklee school of music, Elvis Stanic has worked both in the UK and Croatia gaining several awards in his musical journey. Most recently Elvis has toured with Jazz Extempore and played at the 2014 Scarborough jazz festival and various venues in the UK. He has performed at several major jazz festivals in Europe including Montreaux and has performed with such musicians as Django Bates and The National Croatian Radio-Television Big Band.

http://www.elvis-stanic.hr

Mornington Lockett

Mornington Lockett - One of the most technically accomplished saxophonists on the London jazz scene, Mornington has played with the Ronnie Scott band, Martin Drew’s ‘The New Couriers’ and Stan Tracey’s band. He has also recorded and played with US organ legend Jimmy Smith, Jack de Johnette, Neils HO Pederson, Arturo Sandoval, Jim Mullen, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw, Sarah Jane Morris and US bass guitarist Joe Hubbard.

"One of the most accomplished contemporary improvisers ...with a fearsome technique and an advanced harmonic approach " Time Out

http://www.mornington_lockett.html

Dorian Lockett - Equally at home on the electric and double bass Dorian has worked with Spanish harmonica prodigy Antonio Serrano (famous for working with Paco de Lucia for 10 years ); 80’s star Hazel O’Connor, Crooning legend Tony Martin; Elvis Stanic in Croatia. As well as UK Phil Bent, Alan Barnes, Dave O'Higgins, Phil Robson, Dick Pearce, Clare Hirst, Don Weller, Chris Tobin etc.

http://fandalism.com/dorianlockett

Nic France Loose Tubes founder member and session drummer extraordinaire; Nic has worked with Ian Carr's Nucleus, Allan Holdsworth, Jim Mullen, Martin Taylor, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Hank Crawford, David ‘Fathead’ Newman (Ray Charles’ sax player), John Taylor, Gordon Beck, L. Shankar, Mose Allison, Tim Whitehead and appeared on a TV drum clinic with Billy Cobham.He then started working in the Rock and Pop music world, with such artists as: Bill Withers [2 tours U.K. & Europe], Tanita Tikaram [3 World tours and 3 albums] and Working Week [3 European tours + Japan and 3 albums]. Recorded with Pete Townsend, Thomas Dolby and have recently played with Annie Lennox and Nigel Kennedy. Most famously he has also been working with David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in his acoustic project of which there is a DVD; ‘David Gilmour Live’.

www.nicfrance.com