This new project, the fifth for Abeat, sees Alessio Menconi protagonist of a remarkable reinterpretation of songs belonging to the repertoire of Duke Ellington and Billie Strayhorn; assisted in this operation by two accomplished musicians of the Italian scene: Alberto Gurrisi on hammond and Alessandro Minetto on drums. Menconi possesses exceptional technical skills, with few equals in the world; It features a guitar phrasing that has its roots in an always attentive dynamic control and a unique sound. This is a jazz record with so much swing and immense mastery, also of rare elegance and charm, with the added feature of the Hammond organ sound and supported by a solid and sophisticated rhythm section .
Alessio Menconi is considered one of the best guitarists worldwide. As reflected in its many tourneč and his prestigious collaborations, also his numerous awards.
In 2003 he was selected for an American compilation dedicated to Jimi Hendrix which involved the insertion of the best guitarists in circulation ( "Voodoo crossing"), including Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Hiram Bullock, Larry Coryell and many others.
Recently it has been inserted as the only Italian in a compilation attached to "La Stampa" entitled "The greatest jazz guitarists in the world."
Among his collaborations: Paolo Conte, Billy Cobham, Jimmy Cobb, Toninho Horta, Aldo Romano, Marcio Montarroyos, Shawnn Monteiro, Gary Husband, Enrico Rava, Daniel Humair, Flavio Boltro, Adrienne West, Dado Moroni, Franco Cerri, Albert "tootie "Heath, Paolo Fresu ..
- hammond organ
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