In the Grip


Achille Succi: bass clarinet, double bass clarinet
Joseph Circelli: guitars, fx, synth
Massimiliano Amatruda: piano
Andrea Grillini: drums

CD and Digital Download – 8 tracks – 48:40
Edition of 200 copies

Released in January 2024

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01. Spiral Dance 07.45
02. 1005 03.47
03. In the Grip 07.51
04. Gate 04.09
05. Circles 05.40
06. Linea (First Approach) 06.34
07. Affirmative Dot 06.50
08. A. A. 1942 05.47

Total time: 48.40


Tracks 1, 5, 8 composed by Massimiliano Amatruda
Tracks 2, 4, 7 composed by Joseph Circelli
Tracks 3, 6 composed by Andrea Grillini
All tracks arranged by Circles 44

Recorded by Diego Piotto at Art Music Studio in Bassano del Grappa (VI) on 30 and 31/08/2022. 

Mixed and Mastered by Diego Piotto at Art Music Studio in Bassano del Grappa (VI) on 1/09/2022 and April 2023 

Graphics and layout by Davide Lorenzon

Produced by Circles 44 and Aut Records


“In the grip” is the second album by Circles 44 published by Aut Records after their 2020 debut album “Cratere”.

Enriched by the presence of Achille Succi on bass clarinet and double bass clarinet, the album presents exclusively original compositions, arranged in a choral work that enhances the collective nature of the project active since 2017.

The rhythmic research, the harmonic-melodic solutions and the electronic incursions supported by constant interplay trace an ever-evolving path through different compositional and improvisational approaches. The jazz language in all its forms and facets is the glue that keeps theme together as a whole.

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