GIOVANNI GUIDI “SALIDA”

GIOVANNI GUIDI “SALIDA”

GIOVANNI GUIDI “SALIDA”

Giovanni Guidi  – piano
David Virelles – tastiere

Dezron Douglas – contrabbasso
Gerald Cleaver – batteria

 

Nuovo gruppo per Giovanni Guidi costituito insieme al pianista, tastierista e compositore cubano (ma residente a New York) David Virelles, al contrabbassista Dezron Douglas e a Gerald Cleaver alla batteria (ormai compagno di varie avventure).
Virelles è uno dei musicisti più in vista del panorama internazionale. Ha inciso degli album a suo nome per la prestigiosa ECM e, tra gli altri, collabora nei gruppi di Ravi Coltrane, Chris Potter, Tomasz Stanko ed Henry Threadgill.
Dezron Douglas e Gerald Cleaver costituiscono un collaudatissimo e propulsivo tandem ritmico, di recente ammirato nel Rava-Stanko Quintet.
La strumentazione è abbasta inusuale per un quartetto jazz: piano e tastiere, a cui si alternano Guidi e Virelles, accomunati da una visione musicale molto originale, seppur con risultati molto lontani tra loro, ma che ha seguito un’evoluzione nel tempo abbastanza simile.

 

ENGLISH

Giovanni Guidi  –  piano, Keyboards
David Virelles – Keyboards, electronics
Dezron Douglas – bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums

Last summer, during a conversation  in the back stage of some jazz  festivals, pianist Giovanni  Guidi had the idea of setting up a new  band. David  Virelles  quickly agreed, accepting the new  challenge of  a very unique and unusual instrumentation  for a jazz quartet : piano and keyboards, played by Guidi and Virelles who switch instruments randomly.
Two musicians united by a remarkably original vision of music with different results but a very similar evolution through time
Guidi, 32 years old, has been  pianist  of European jazz icon Enrico Rava, since he was 19 years old .In the past years  he has recorded three albums as leader for ECM with musicians as Louis Sclavis, Gianluca Petrella, Thomas Morgan, Gerald Cleaver and Joao Lobo.

Virelles is one of the most outstanding musicians from the international scene. He has recorded several albums as a leader signed by ECM. He also makes sideman appearences with Ravi Coltrane, Chris Potter, Tomasz Stanko ed Henry Threadgill.

Dezron Douglas and Gerald Cleaver make up a dynamic and forceful rythm section, as recently seen in the Rava-Stanko quintet.

The focus of the group is an original music that uses influences from their back-ground to synthesize a contemporary language that crosses the musical boundaries.

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