"Leonardo E.M. Cioglia is a musician that demands your concentration. You can't allow yourself
to be caught off guard during the first listen, for if you do, you may miss all of the little things, the silences, the influx
of notes, that this guy is able to put into his music."
themselves are audio illustrations of a Brazil most people aren't aware of, and Cioglia allows the characters in his songs
to dance in a way that might not be possible in the real world."
"These are stories that are worth returning
to many times over, those who take it in as a personal favorite will find new things within the music with every listen."
The Run Off Groove: by John Book on the album Contos
"Providing a fresh new approach to Brazilian music.... ....Cioglia, takes
Brazilian music in a more contemporary and modern direction.... ....a terrific session
of music that will transform your view of Brazilian music forever.
delivers an interesting and unique perspective to Brazilian music which Leonardo E.M. Cioglia re-defines within the context
of modern contemporary jazz."
Edward Blanco on the album Contos
"Contos is lively, thoughtful, and full of surprises. Its composer, Leonardo
E. M. Cioglia, has created some intriguing jazz motifs that will linger in your mind long after the last playing of the CD.
Every performer shares his vision in a memorable blending of sound and innovation."
jazzreview.com: by Lee Prosser on the album Contos
"His music is full
of magic, and his compositions are full of the mystery of life... ...one of the best bass-led groups I've heard in many
years. The players meld together in almost "orchestral" fashion throughout this wonderful album."
zzaj.freehostia.com: by Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj on the album Contos
"Cioglia knows how to deliver the
goods... The kind of cat that makes you feel like always making him welcome, there’s a lot going on here and all
of it good."
Midwest Record: by Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher on the album Contos
"Contos is an inimitable kind of record that engages you right away,
and yet there is so much going on under the hood, in terms of both harmonics and presentation. Each succeeding listen---even
the twentieth one---sounds as fresh as the first one. That's the mark of a musician who composes songs of real depth and
blogcritics.org:by Pico on the album Contos