Welcome Two Thousand Twelve!

Well here it is, the so longed for (supposedly) end-of-the-world year. Of course now that we will cease to be, human kind is starting to wake up and make sense. Not much but a little bit at least. As for me it seems this last year of existence will be a blast with lots of new projects and musical journeys to look forward to. Trying to squeeze everything before December 21 of course ;-)

The year will start with two brand new groups: in January I will be touring with the Michele Manzo Quartet featuring Marc Abrams on bass and Tim Armacost on tenor and soprano saxophones. Tim, a newyorker, hasn't been in Italy much lately but I'm sure he will soon gather a lot of attention from musicians and jazz lovers. We'll be playing a couple of shows in Rome (January 21st at the legendary Music Inn), Verona (24), Pisa (25), Padova (26), Cartigliano (VI) (27).

After a couple of weeks I'll be again on the road for 2 gigs with a brand new trio featuring the multiply awarded saxophonist Francesco Bearzatti and bass legend Paolino Dalla Porta. February 7 Verona, 8 Pisa.

On February 17 I will be hosted by Centro D'Arte di Padova for a concert with Nesso G along with my peers Michele Polga, Francesco Bigoni and Danilo Gallo.



 At the end of the month I will be flying to New Orleans, LA to record an album with singer-songwriters Richard Julian and Rosita Kess at Piety Street Studios, one of the most amazing studios on planet earth!

Other recordings soon to be out:

- The Minus One, Live in Pisa (+ Stefano Senni & Michael Blake) - El Punto Rojo Records; - Upperground Orchestra [Vynil + CD] (+ Rabih Beaini, Alvise Seggi, Piero Bittolo Bon) - Morphine Records;

That's it for now I don't want to anticipate too much, the world might not want to wait to end.
Peace and Serenity to all! The earth is still a grandiose place.


2 comments:

  1. tommy it's great to see all you have going on. looking fwd to the release of our trio album and playing more in 2012!

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  2. Likewise Michael, it seems it's going to be a great one!!!

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