|Excerpts from Reviews
"David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening
His music is an absolute work of art!"
"Frank Zappa meets Stravinsky...a master composer and performer. I thoroughly enjoyed playing his music!"
- Beverley Johnston (played marimba on Camera)
"David Occhipinti is a badass. His latest CD, Camera, is like nothing I've heard."
Greg Wells (Producer)
"Beautiful work... Lyrical, challenging, and intelligent"
- Mike Murley (Saxophonist)
"Occhipinti's rare achievement is to say something new and moving in an idiom that could be considered exhausted, while also demonstrating that jazz played softly can have a mighty impact"
"The fourth album of original music from guitarist Occhipinti, who toured its suave, sophisticated music throughout Canada this past October, will surely make a number of 2007's top ten lists. It's a meticulous tapestry of tonal nuance and understated passion. A glowing, seven-tune album that should grace any guitar lover's rack - any jazz lover's rack in fact."
-CODA MAGAZINE (Geoff Chapman)
"Excellent chamber jazz from some of Canada's best conceptualists"
"(Intersection)...It's definitely music for today, streamlined yet atmospheric...a listener hears the rare but gratifying combination of lyricism and cutting edge music."
Geoff Chapman -THE TORONTO STAR
"With an exploratory compositional and playing style that incorporates influences from a variety of sources, David Occhipinti has delivered his strongest effort to date. Intersection positions him as one of Canadas finest young composers and performers, and bodes well for the future."
"...couldn't ask for a better showcase than his eponymously titled debut... a postmodern acoustic date that thrives on the guitarist's memorable, contemporary-sounding tunes...while recalling the impressionistic, delicate beauty of Occhipinti's hero, Jim Hall."
Im working with a great guitar player here named David Occhipinti. We have a quartet with Andrew Downing (on bass) and Mike Murley who plays tenor.
Its one of those groups where David writes in odd time signatures. He writes very fluently and fluidly in all genres but hes kind of carved out his own niche and carved out his own sound. His music really challenges me in a way that I havent been challenged as far as exploring time signatures and different kind of moods. Its the type of music that doesnt have any precedent - so the four of us really create a sound that isnt jazz, it isnt classical, it isnt folk, its just really good music.
-drummer Terry Clarke (in an interview with Renee Rosnes for CBC radio)
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