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Emanuele Cisi

March 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Wow! I don’t get real excited about too many musicians these days but I must say when I heard Emanuele playing his lovely ballad” Children Heart” I was knocked out! This guy has it all. Great tone, expression, emotion, and just plain old chops. Like a lot of Italian players he is saying something new. I don’t hear very much be-bop influence, and I must say, I like that. He marches to a different drummer. Emanuele is one of the new generation of players coming out of Europe that I find very exciting and great to listen to. Check out his myspace site here:


Here are some pics of Emanuele:

I have been talking to Emanuele via email and during those chats he said he would send me some CD’s that I would have a hard time getting. Well, lo and behold, he did send me three CD’s of some of his previous work. This speaks volumes as to the kind of person he is. I am thoroughly enjoying listening to these recordings. Emanuele is really something else! A real monster!

Emanuele is one of the real true artists coming out of Italy. We need to pay attention to him, I think he is going to become one of the real masters of the tenor saxophone. Actually, I think he is there already!


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  • 1 Pete // May 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Just saw Emanuele Cisi tonight in Hyeres, along with Luigi Bonafede, and they did knock me out ! Emanuele has a beautiful mellow and lyrical sound, and an amazing technique on tenor and soprano sax. His partner Luigi Bonafede also did a fantastic job on both piano AND drums, which is something I had never seen before ! They played mostly their own beautiful compositions. These guys really played – unplugged – with both sensitivity and energy and blessed their audience with a pure moment of heartfelt music.

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