London-based Italian pianist and composer Maria Chiara Argirò will be releasing her second album titled Hidden Seas on September 27th via Cavalo Records. On this release, Maria uses synths and electronics and the introduction of vocals by vocalist Leïla Martial.
The concept of the album is an interesting one. “A lifelong fascination with the sea led to the initial concept of the album, and when a copy of Edward MacDowell’s Sea Pieces fell at Argirò‘s feet at a Camden Market bookstore the idea was sealed. The overarching theme of the album is the sea and each song represents a story about the sea, either imagined or inspired by real life stories.”
We thought it would be cool to find out more about Maria, so we asked her to pick three albums that have influenced her and her music. These are her picks.
Pre-order for the album can he found here: https://mariachiaramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-seas
Catch Maria live here:
28 September – Lucca Jazz Donna Festival, Lucca, Italy
23 October – Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham
24 October – Seven Arts, Leeds
25 October – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
15 November – The Crypt, London (part of the EFG London Jazz Festival)
8 December – The Vortex, London (Album Launch)