Music Reviews
Luca Aletta

Luca Aletta

Quiet Fire

Luca Aletta is a gifted recording artist with a focus on creating captivating contemporary jazz music. His most recent release is a truly stunning example of his vision. Like the evocative juxtaposition in the album title, the artist’s music is also about contrast. Even the titles of the first two songs, “White Keys” and “Black Keys,” further the concept of the contrasting elements in the music, in this case, as a reference to the black and white keys on the piano. The album is overall an amazing selection of influences and styles, allowing traditional jazz elements to merge in with fusion and other styles.

With its crisp, contemporary approach to the genre, Quiet Fire breathes new life into the world of contemporary jazz and fusion, captivating listeners with its innovative sound and richly layered compositions. At the heart of this extraordinary record lies Aletta’s virtuoso piano playing, a testament to his exceptional talent and boundless creativity. Aletta’s ambition as a musician is evident in every track as he fearlessly explores new musical territories while staying true to the essence of jazz and modernizing the genre. What sets him apart as an artist is his acute understanding of pacing and dynamics. At times, he embraces flamboyant passages that soar with passion, electrifying the listener with their intensity. Other moments, on the other hand, find him embracing a more contemplative and introspective approach, showcasing his skill in creating refreshingly understated passages that evoke a sense of intimacy and connection.

A pianist, composer, arranger, and educator, Aletta is a truly diverse talent who ignites his music with passion and technical proficiency.

The album unfolds throughout the span of 10 songs, including the amazing title track and the incredibly accomplished “La Carrozza di Cenerentola,” one of the most notable compositions on this particular release. Each song is incredibly well-balanced, showcasing Aletta’s passion and dedication to his craft. His commitment to making this project special is palpable in every moment, transcending the boundaries of conventional jazz and propelling the genre into new, unexplored realms, while still showcasing endless respect for his musical roots.

Luca Aletta


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