This pianist from Rome ranks with a new generation of piano virtuosos, who have been able to create a completely new sound instead of sounding like everybody else. Antonio Faraò is one of those musicians who prefer to look forward and not back. With his trio he looks for new musical possibilities, a search in which he combines his warm, sunny Mediterranean sounds with influences from the early John Williams (Stan Getz). In 1998 won Faraò the prestigious, French Concours de Piano Martial Solal. After that the sky was the limit. This rising star played in almost every European club. Faraò latest release Far Out features Bob Berg, the saxophonist who soon after this date died in a car crash. This CD, which bursts with melodic improvisations, was to be an appropriate tribute.