Long time friends and college mates, Edoardo Marraffa and Tonino Miano meet again in New York after fifteen years. They had initially met in Bologna (Italy) in 1991, and collaborated until 1993. That year Mr. Miano moved to the US, and although the lines of communication were kept open, the duo never really got a chance to play together until June 2008, when Mr. Marraffa and his quartet were invited to perform at the Vision Festival in NYC. Recorded in Larchmont (NY), on June 11/12, 2008. Mastering : Pierangelo Galantino Edoardo Marraffa Degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna (1995). Discography (among others): "Solo, Edoardo Marraffa", Bassesfere c 005, 2000. "Porcyville", Una Barca , Vakki Plakkula, ida 012, 1998. Specchio Ensemble, ida 017, 2003. "La terra di giubba", Mrafi, raitrade 2006. "Graffi", Giovanni Maier-Edoardo Marraffa, Palomarecords 2006. Old Red City, Live at Crash, Setola di maiale 2008, Some performance venues: Angelica Music Festival, Controindicazioni, Ai confini tra Sardegna e jazz, European Trytone Festival, Clusone Jazz, Artacts, Konfrontationen, Vision Festival. Collaborations: Tristan Honsinger, Eugenio Sanna, Mike Cooper, Edoardo Ricci, Giovanni Maier, Han Bennink, Tim Berne, Joe Williamson, Alessandro Bosetti, Clayton Thomas, Edoardo Ricci, Luca Venitucci, Filippo Monico Fabrizio Spera, Amiri Baraka, Alberto Braida, Alan Wilkinson, Aleksander Kolkowski, John Edwards, William Parker, Hamid Drake. Lives and teaches in Bologna (ITA). Tonino Miano Graduated with maximum honors from the Conservatorio V. Bellini of Caltanissetta (1991). Obtained a degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna with a thesis on J.Cage (1993), and a B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York (2004). Discography (among others): "Recorded Live at La Mama la Galleria", RSM 1994 (USA), "Carne Capitata", Timet 2000 (ITA), "L'ultimo Animale, sullo Zarathustra", Timet 2002 (ITA). "The Curvature of Pace", Impressus 2008 (ITA-USA). Some performance venues: NYU, Knitting Factory, WKCR Radio, Roulette, Stork Music Festival, Binnenpret, The Apollohuis. Collaborations: Jaap Blonk, Lorenzo Brusci, Domenico Caliri, Marco Cappelli, Mirio Cosottini, Dinu Ghezzo, Edoardo Marraffa, Andrea Melani, Alessio Pisani, Jim Pugliese, Tim Rowe, Mirko Sabatini, Blaise Siwula. Lives and teaches in New York since 1993 IMPRESSUS RECORDS [From Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere, from in + premere to press]. Pianist and Composer Tonino Miano is the founder of this new label that will focus (at the present) on his own work, and the work accomplished in collaboration with other musicians. Impressus Records is an environment friendly record label. That's why the jewel case has been replaced with a sleeve made out of 100% recycled material, and the use of paper has been eliminated, while the design is made possible by the use of custom made rubber stamps. Any additional information will be available on the label's website. EDUS TONUS is the second work to appear on Impressus Records. Website: www.impressusrecords.com.