Downbeat Magazine Award-winning ensemble, Retrospective Quintet, is a collaborative group featuring a diverse line up of musical storytellers, hailing from different corners of the globe, including Italy, Venezuela and New Zealand. Their vision is to explore each others musical roots and traditions, by each contributing compositions that cover a wide range of influences. This ensemble was born during the pandemic in 2020, during which time we were playing together regularly as students at the Manhattan School of Music under the mentorship of Blue Note recording artist, Kendrick A.D Scott, which led to the formation of the Retrospective Quintet.

This album features original compositions by each one of the band members. The result, is a mix of cultures, colors and sounds that shows to the listener each one of their band member’s stories.


released April 7, 2023

Retrospective Quintet:

Nicola Caminiti – Alto Saxophone
Juan Diego Villalobos – Vibraphone
Gabriel Chakarji – Piano
Hamish Smith – Bass
Marcello Cardillo – Drums

Mixing & Mastering: David Darlington
Recording Engineer: Nolan Thies
Album cover and design: Jamie Breiwick

Recorded at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NYC; June 3, 2021.

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