“(Dugong) One-off European jazz/post-rock quartet Dugong evoke glimpses of Frank Zappa or Radiohead, with ideas running all the way from New York avant-jazz improviser Craig Taborn to Chopin. But the energy of those fusions is all their own.” John Fordham, The Guardian

“Riccardo Chiaberta writes music full of lyricism, nostalgia and moments of surprise. He plays piano with sensitivity and the groove of a great drummer. Highly recommended.” Bruno Heinen (professor of piano and composition at Trinity Laban)

"Riccardo Chiaberta has done something rather unusual in today's hyper technical jazz climate. He has made a sublime recording in which sophisticated compositional and instrumental devices are put entirely at the service of a naturally flowing and heartfelt musical offering. Lux puts melody in front, something unusual for a recording led by a drummer, and something that also explains why Chiaberta's drumming balances so effectively the role of support and direction." Gregory Burk (Benny Golson, Kenny Wheeler, David Murray)

"I met Riccardo at the Conservatory in Milan and has been my student for two years. I immediately appreciated his technical skills, his rare musical sensitivity so I early involved him in my trio. His great quality as human being was another surprise, valuable in sharing and enriching my musical project. I recently discovered his great qualities as a leader and composer, beautifully expressed in Nirguna. Given his remarkable musical culture, I imagined he had also these qualities but a first release of this level was for me a great discovery." Tino Tracanna (Director of Jazz Faculty at the Conservatory in Milan)    

“A graceful album (A Bird Told Me)” ROCKiT

“An impressive statement from Kino Trio. With its unashamed focus on melody the quality of the writing impresses throughout.” ✩✩✩✩ The Jazz Mann

“This is music of great delicacy and sensitivity and thoughtfully produced. For me, this album is an unexpected delight.” ✩✩✩✩ UK Vibe

Lux is a conceptually and interpretatively profound album” Sound Contest

Vivid compositions (Lux)” JAZZiT

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