The Alternative is Unthinkable
  • Daniele Germani
    Daniele Germani
  • Justin Salisbury
    Justin Salisbury
  • Giuseppe Cucchiara
    Giuseppe Cucchiara
  • Jongkuk Kim
    Jongkuk Kim

Daniele Germani

The Alternative is Unthinkable

Fresh Sound New Talent

Daniele Germani (as, ss), Justin Salisbury (p), Giuseppe Cucchiara (b), Jongkuk Kim (d)

Reference: FSNT-675

Bar code: 8427328436755

After the celebrative homage to community in his debut album 'A Congregation of Folks' (2021), the profound defiance in his second album 'What Reason Could I Give?' (2022), and the reinvention of sound and self in his third album 'They Radiate Energy Outward' (2023), Daniele Germani steps into what I might call a celebration of tranquility against the unknown with his fourth album, 'The Alternative is Unthinkable' (2024).

This record sprouted from Germani’s artistic period of fascination for our universe. During this time, a great deal of inspiration came from wondering and learning about the greatness of our existence. I believe this outward focus arose after, and perhaps because of, the inevitable impact of that 2020 worldwide experience which I am tired of naming. When we were on the other side of it , I dare say, Daniele’s soul wanted nowhere to gaze but up and out. Thus, The  Alternative is Unthinkable began to take form [...]

—Lía Rivera-Flaviá (taken from the inside liner notes)



01. Nowhere is Now Here (Daniele Germani) 5:00
02. Bright Young Star Burn (Daniele Germani) 1:47
03. A Lot Like This Moment (Daniele Germani) 4:37
04. Salisbury Introduces Stellar Nurseries [piano solo] (Justin Salisbury) 0:58
05. Stellar Nurseries (Daniele Germani) 3:00
06. Fading Into Nonexistence (Daniele Germani) 2:15
07. Slow Down (Leo Genovese) 8:16
08. Unimaginable Beings (Daniele Germani) 7:11
09. The Alternative is Unthinkable (Daniele Germani) 4:44
10. My Folks (Daniele Germani) 6:50
11. End of the Story (Daniele Germani) 3:10

Album details

All Compositions by Daniele Germani, except #4 by Justin Salisbury,
and #7 by Leo Genovese

Daniele Germani (alto sax on #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11), soprano sax on #3, 9 & 7),
Justin Salisbury (piano), Giuseppe Cucchiara (bass), Jongkuk Kim (drums).
Recorded at Acoustic Recording, New York City, March 2023

Engineered by Peter Karl
Mixed & Mastered at Sear Sound (NY) by Jeremy Loucas
Cover photo: Sezen June Sinan
Liner notes: Lía Rivera-Flaviá

Produced by Daniele Germani
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

This sound recording © 2024 by Fresh Sound Records
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.​

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