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.