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Heart Talk

by Federico Ughi

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    David Schnug: tenor sax
    Mike Irwin: trumpet
    Jeff Snyder: electronics
    Federico Ughi: drums
    Leila Adu: voice (tracks 2 & 4)
    Zach Swanson: bass (tracks 5 & 7)

    Recorded in Paramus, NJ
    Release: October 2016
    Total audio cassette time - 52:00
    Catalogue number 5792

    Graphic Design: Sergio Vezzali

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577 Records is proud to announce that FEDERICO UGHI’S new album Heart Talk will be released officially in New York City on October 25th, 2016 with an exclusive limited edition of 50 audio cassettes.

Federico Ughi’s new album Heart Talk features long time colleague David Schnug on sax. David has his own record out on 577 Records (David Schnug Trio) and curated a series of three releases for the label that features, in addition to others, rising ECM star Mette Henriette.

This release is the first time Federico has recorded with both Mike Irwin (trumpet) and Jeff Snyder (electronics). Federico has played with Mike for 10 years in different NYC based projects. Federico and Jeff have played together in audio/visual projects related to Princeton University where Jeff teaches and the two travelled to Sweden together to play.

Additionally, the young, acoustic bass player Zach Swanson plays on 2 tracks and the multitalented New Zealand bred singer Leila Adu, who Federico first met 10 years ago in Rome, is featured on 2 tracks. Leila’s voice can also be found on Federico’s album Songs For Four Cities (577 Records).


released October 25, 2016

David Schnug -tenor saxophone
Mike Irwin -trumpet
Jeff Snyder -electronics
Federico Ughi -drums

also featuring Leila Adu on vocals (on 2 tracks) and Zach Swanson on bass (on 2 tracks).
The album was mixed by electronic music wizard Tobi Wilner (Blue Foundation).

Artwork design by Sergio Vezzali


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Federico Ughi Brooklyn, New York

Federico Ughi is a drummer and composer based in New York. Federico Ughi’s music infuses the New York avant-garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Ornette Coleman has been a major influence for Federico as well as a mentor.
Born in Rome, Italy he has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since.
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