Giovanni Guidi
"SALIDA"

Biography

 

Giovanni Guidi  -  piano, Keybords

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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