The second release by Achille Succi and Christopher Culpo is titled “Thawing Mammoth” … the album, in fact, is perfectly balanced between nine original songs – written by Succi and Culpo – and eight collective improvisations. The music is particularly balanced and proposes that very personal blend of classical, jazz, European sound, lines in counterpoint, and so on …
– Eugenio MIRTI, JAZZIT
More generally, the album is a continuous succession of inventions, views, more or less subtle variations, developed in interaction both when they are predetermined and when they are created extemporaneously. And this gives the work freshness and unpredictability, but also a depth that gradually appreciates, listening after listening.
– Neri POLLASTRI, All About Jazz
Very cool modern set from the trio of multi-reedist Achille Succi, pianist Christopher Culpo, and tubist Giauco Benedetti. Strangely tuneful music that sounds to be coming apart at the seams.
– Dave Sumner, New Jazz This Week
Love & Bananas Are Here
An elegant trio, still little known, in search of a music which breaths, and is atmospheric and fluid. The search is brief, as from the first notes of the preamble NEIGE GRAVE, the charm is at work. An intimate, contemporary jazz, unafraid of melody or harmony, which unrolls a structured narrative, a fabric interwoven into a crystalline and tender tonality.
– Sophie Chambon, DERNIERES NOUVELLES DU JAZZ