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The debut album of the Verona combo headed by Gabriele Bolcato is available on all digital platforms (also on CD from September).

It's called L'ITALIANO (Stress Free Italian Jazz) made featuring the Bolognese singer Elena Giardina, soloist in all ten tracks of the tracklist. A jazz reinterpretation and a wonderful journey through some of the most beautiful words and melodies of the greatest Italian songs. Swing, bossa and latin jazz arrangements, with a little use of electronics. In addition to Bolcato's trumpet, Nico Menci on piano, Marco Marzola on double bass and Andrea Oboe on drums.

 

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Available in all digital stores the album IMPORTANT LIFE.

It's the work by London based Italian contrabassist and composer Marco Marzola. The album celebrates his collaboration with American trombonist Steve Turre, who earned his name on the international music scene thanks to his many collaborations with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, and many others. A pioneer in the use of Shells, Turre is nowadays considered one of the greatest trombonists in the world.
The album comprise of nine tracks (58 min.). Together with music by Marzola (Prince and the titled track Important Life) and Turre (Fire and Ice and Blackfoot), there are also tributes to Gershwin (Love is Here to Stay), J.J.Johnson (Enigma) and Mitchell (Fungi Mama), plus a beautiful and heart-felt interpretation of Napolitan song Munasterio ‘e Santa Chiara. Together with Marzola and Turre, the album also features drummer Dion Parson and Italian Pianist Nico Menci, who also signed the second track of the album (Yeah).

 

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SPEAK LOW, the new album by PATRIZIA GIBERTONI is available on CD or on all digital platforms.

The new album takes its name from the popular song by Kurt Weill to describe the softness of the arrangements and the unmistakable dark and deep voice of the singer. With Nico Menci on piano, Marco Bovi on guitar, Luca Pisani on double bass and Vittorio Sicbaldi on drums, the album proposes reinterpretations of a selection of the standard repertoire of international jazz culture. Eleven tracks between swing and bossanova from "Get Out of Town" to "No Moon at All" passing from "The Best Is Yet to Come" to "Wives and Lovers". In "Speak Low" also features the participation of Marco Ferri on tenor saxophone.

 

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WORLDWIDE - Available in CD or in all digital stores the new album by EL V AND THE GARDENHOUSE (DeepOut Records).

To celebrate 30 years of career EL V AND THE GARDENHOUSE publish a collection of new versions of their most significant repertoire specially created with DJs, producers and artists from all around the world. Hence the title WORLDWIDE. A new form to relive songs that have marked the path of the band from Bologna. Of course, many guests, featuring and combination, are featured in this album, including Sergent Garcia, Lion Sitte, Hueso Negro, Francesca Taverni and many others.

The album is presented through the first single and the first video-clip WORLD IS ON FIRE.

With over an hour of music, WORLDWIDE collects 16 tracks from Canada, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Brazil and of course Italy. From "Un Cafesito Mami" to "La Musica Negra", from "World Is on Fire" to "El Chinguero", also the new track "Night Time". An album built together with DJs and producers, who have different paths and use different languages. In this project each of them has given new life to the songs of the GARDENHOUSE history. An exotic, tropical, urban Latin, fresh and current album!  ... Voy buscando otro lugar ...

 

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The new album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Reinaldo Anastacio is available in all digital stores. TRE SPRITZ is written almost totally in Italian and performed in the company of friends Pattirossi and Fabrizio Rispoli.

The typical mix of Brazilian traditional music, samba, bossa nova and jazz, is present in all the 12 tracks of this production in which, among the many musicians, stands out also the extraordinary featuring of the harmonicist Gabriel Grossi. Reinaldo, Pattirossi and Fabrizio Rispoli alternate in the interpretations of the songs written by the Brazilian singer, helped this time in the lyrics also by Pattirossi and Francesco Dal Poz. As usual there is an instrumental track dedicated to the Brazilian tradition: "Brazilian Groove" here entrusted to the trombone of Jorginho Neto.

 

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Available in CD or in all digital stores EL PARTY BEGINS!  A cocktail of surf, twist and cha-cha-cha with a splash of exotica for today’s interpretation of that 60’s party sound.

The experience and developed synergy gained from years of playing together in the band The Good Fellas and in multiple other individual musical projects, have contributed to the freshness minimal-chic of the debut album of the trio Fabrais Casadei, Marco Bovi and Enrico Farnedi.

The twang of guitar mixed with the brash sound of the trumpet as well as the Farfisa organ competing with the drums and comical voices are inviting everyone to come and join the party. 

“Damas y Caballeros, el Party Begins!”

 

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Available in all the digital stores, ALCHEMY celebrates the meeting between the Italian double bass player Marco Marzola and the American saxophonist Sherman Irby. The album collects six tracks recorded in the studio for the occasion along with Nico Menci (piano) and Darrell Green (drums).

"Sherman is one of the greatest musicians I've had the pleasure of playing with. We met thanks to Bruce Forman and we were immediately in tune. We played a lot together after our first meeting and so we decided to celebrate our meeting recording some tracks together with the pianist Nico Menci and the drummer Darrell Green. We went to the recording studio without having any idea of ​​what we would do, with just a few messy notes on a piece of paper. As soon as we started playing, everyone felt the sensation of the magical atmosphere that was enveloping us ... The album could only be called ALCHEMY."

 

MARCO MARZOLA, sideman and band-leader, contrabassist, began his artistic training at the Conservatory of Ferrara and, captured by jazz at an early age, he moved to New York to deepen his studies with Barry Harris and Buster Williams. Today based in London, she continuously collaborates with musicians of the international jazz scene in Europe through Jazz Festival and Jazz Club. As a band-leader she has released several albums with the participation of acclaimed guests such as Ed Cherry, Steve Turre, Sherman Irby, Akua Dixon, Darrel Green, Dion Parson and others.

SHERMAN IRBY was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and found his calling to music at the age of 12. In high school, he played and recorded with gospel immortal James Cleveland. He graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B. A. in Music Education. In 1991, he joined Johnny O’Neal’s Atlanta-based quintet. In 1994, he moved to New York City, then recorded his first two albums, Full Circle (1996) and Big Mama's Biscuits (1998), on Blue Note Records. Irby toured the U.S. and the Caribbean with the Boys Choir of Harlem in 1995. During that tenure, he also recorded and toured with Marcus Roberts and was part of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Program together with Roy Hargrove. After a four-year stint with Roy Hargrove, Irby focused on his own group, in addition to being a member of Elvin Jones' ensemble and Papo Vazquez's Pirates Troubadours. From 2003-2011, Irby was a regional director for JazzMasters Workshop, a mentoring program for young children. He has served as Artist-in-Residence for Jazz Camp West, and as an instructor for the Monterey Jazz Festival Band Camp. He was also a board member for several years for the CubaNOLA Collective. Irby formed Black Warrior Records and released Black Warrior, Faith, Organ Starter and Live at the Otto Club under the new label. Irby is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He first played with the orchestra from 1995 to 1997 and rejoined in 2005. Since rejoining , Irby, along with most members of the orchestra, has arranged much of the vast library of music that they have performed. He has also been commissioned to compose new works, including “Twilight Sounds”, and his Dante-inspired ballet, “Inferno”.
 

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NEW PROJECT ORCHESTRA presents L'AMERICA BAGNATA DAL MEDITERRANEO, a wonderful research work around the roots of jazz, written, directed and conducted by BRUNO TOMMASO.

Available in CD or in all digital stores, Also in HD format (48MHz-24bit) on Qobuz and on other platforms that provide this service.

A marvelous musical journey between the contaminations coming from Europe and the origins of American jazz. 80 minutes with a superb New Project Orchestra expertly directed by Bruno Tommaso.
An unpublished recording project recorded live at the Teatro Cristallo in Bolzano, Italy last June with Stefano Menato, Giuliana Beberi, Fiorenzo Zeni, Enrico Dallantonio, Giorgio Beberi, Paolo Trettel, Christian Stanchina, Gianluca Carollo, Emiliano Tamanini, Luigi Grata, Demetrio Bonvecchio, Hannes Mock, Valerio Terzan, Fabio Rossato, Roberto Spadoni, Michael Lösch, Stefano Colpi, Alessandro Ruocco.

The release of the album is accompanied by the publication of the video recording of the song "Amori al bivio" with the wonderful introduction of Fabio Rossato's accordion.

 

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