About our album “Erasing Borders” (2015)
“Erasing Borders, seven Celano compositions reflecting the human and ecological consequences of our lifestyle. Unlike obvious musical propagandists like Phil Ochs or Frederic Rzewski, Celano doesn’t use lyrics or melodrama to make his point. Instead his writing is concerned with nuance and suggestion”.
“Celano spices his cohesive compositions with stylistic quirks, creating intensely melodic and refreshing frameworks for improvisation – a rare gift…”Amsterdamse Chacarera” mixes chacarera with Dutch new jazz – Argentine melancholy and nuevo tango make for a surging apotheosis of dance”…
The Wire. Andy Hamilton, United Kingdom, july 2015
“A volcano that erupts over and over again, mother nature constantly exploding into new forms.
Replace the volcano with music and you get the same effect, at least if you listen to CBG: the Celano / Baggiani Group.
Erasing Borders is an amalgam of different styles, which are connected by the far-reaching improvisational art of the four performers.
Without exaggeration, you may call the C.B.G. a “star line-up”.
JazzNu, Rinus van der Heijden, Nederland, juny 2015
“Erasing Borders is C.B.G.’s fifth album, and testament to their maturity as a unit”….
Dalston Sound, Tim Owen, United Kingdom, july 2015.
“Impetuous jazz with an statement… Imaginative, with compositions influenced by improv and displaying the individual qualities of the quartet”.
Jazzenzo, Nederlands, june 2015 by Erno Elsinga.
“Strangely attractive music, first, for its happenstance, wild demeanor, and then with the passing of time, for the unexpected turns of phrase and tone that keeps the music fresh and exciting.”
This is jazz today, sept 2015, USA. Dave Sumner.
“This is both Argentine and Amsterdam music, that much is clear… “Erasing Borders” is a varied album, with heavy grooves, rough tenor saxophone solos and electronic pedals violence alongside graceful, playful and funny moments”.
Herman te Loo, JazzFlits, Nederland, June 2015.