Pipe Dream is an international band featuring american cellist Hank Roberts and four of the most interesting personalities in the new italian creative scene: Pasquale Mirra, Zeno De Rossi, Giorgio Pacorig e Filippo Vignato.
The five musicians stretch among chamber music, african echoes, new music and american folk-rock, shaped in their own unique sound as a band.
Established as a live band gifted with impressive impact and magical alchemy since their debut on stage in autumn 2017, Pipe Dream performed in the most important Italian festivals including NovaraJazz, Cormons Jazz & Wine Of Peace, Crossroads, Musicus Concentus, Fano Jazz, Teatro La Fenice and many more.
The band found further confirmation in the publication of the eponymous album ‘Pipe Dream‘ (CamJazz 2018) acclaimed by Italian and international critics and reported as one of the best releases of the year (RaiRadio3, AllAboutJazz and the Giornale della Musica) and ranked #2 on the ‘Album of the Year‘ at the Top Jazz 2018 Critics Pool of historical Italian jazz magazine ‘Musica Jazz’.
Over his nearly four-decade career, Hank Roberts has forged a compelling original voice on the cello, encompassing abstract improvisation and soulful folk melodies, intricate new-music compositions and vigorous rock songs. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Roberts made his name on the legendary Downtown scene in 1980s New York. Faced with a dearth of mentors or peers on his instrument, he carved his own path through that fertile ground alongside such frequent collaborators as Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Marc Ribot and John Zorn.
Their first eponymus album ‘Pipe Dream’ will be released on September 7th, 2018 for Cam Jazz. Pre-order here or through the form at the bottom.