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I believe, and Riccardo and Stefano agree with me, that Franco played in a truly incredible way, and that he has attained an utmost synthesis level. If it’s true that he always played the notes that mattered the most, nowadays he only plays the notes that matter, embellished by unpredictable phrasings that truly surprised and moved me, and that urged me to love him even more.
Franco Cerri, myth embodying the history of Italian jazz together with of some of the giants of Italian and international jazz scene : Dado Moroni on piano, Riccardo Fioravanti on doublebass and Stefano Bagnoli on drums.
A disc in which every note seems to have a really specific special weight : Cerri condenses a lifetime dedicated to music. A background made out of meetings, collaborations and experiences that you can hear into every single phrasing : uniqueness of language, charisma, swing and a power that few guitarists in the world boast of place. Certainly, in a hypothetical elite of Italian artists who have brought honor and fame to jazz music made in Italy, we would find Franco Cerri at the top. Cerri conducted a series of television broadcasts, through which artists like Gorni Kramer, Gianni Basso, Oscar Valdambrini , but also Barnie Kessel, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday, Stéphane Grappelli, Lee Konitz, Dizzy Gillespy, are literally entered the homes of the people.
It is one of the few Italian jazz musicians with an entry made in the Encyclopedia Treccani ...
Dado Moroni , Italian musician today among the most well-known to the general public throughout the world, was discovered by Franco Cerri, who somehow became mentor.
“Barber Shop II” , “Novant’anni suonati “: a cd that contains and focuses on a substantial part of the history of jazz toutcourt : past, present and future. Franco Cerri turns out to be as one of the few who has absolute personal character. Recognizable, noble, ironic and above all powerful. A few notes seem to have a very strong inner strength, as if they carried on the specific gravity of his exceptional career .
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