Valentine’s Days

In Uncategorized on febbraio 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm

It’s a sweet february, the weather is so nice.
I’ve just spent three days in Sardegna playing with Patrizia Laquidara’s band among very nice people, supported by the best driver in the world, and enjoying delicious food and friendship, then flied back to Ferrara right in time to meet my buddies Alfonso Santimone, Giulio Corini and Andrea Ayace Ayassot, who’s music we are playing during these incredibles last days.
That music is really different from anything else I’ve ever played, short tunes with multiple layers. It is kind of simple but not easy, rich of thoughts but full of a primitive, almost tribal, feeling. I had to work it hard just to be able to ride it a little without falling (too often) on my face. This adds quite a thrill to each performance and a lot of surprise for each of us, and for the listeners too.
We still have a gig to play tomorrow in Lugano and I’m very excited to be back in that town, where I’ll see some faces I love and I don’t have so many chances to see since the end of Rocky Wood experience.
Ayassot Quartet

Fall Updates

In News on ottobre 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

It’s been a long time since I wrote on this page, I’ve been playing a lot with Patrizia Laquidara’s band.
Now it’s time for some Fall Updates:
Helga Plankensteiner’s Plankton band is ready to join again and play some crazy shows in Germany, starting tomorrow in Nürnberg and the day after in  Karlsruhe.
November will be quite busy: a special impro concert in Torino at Nesxt Festival ; Høbama trio will play a couple of concerts and record some new music featuring Anders Christensen on double bass; Plankton will tour nothern Italy.
And, more unexpectedly (to me at least), I’ll record my first blues record.
Life is quite surprising.

Patrizia Laquidara, new shows coming soon.

In News on giugno 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

I’m usually quite disappointed at my performances, expecially when  music is recorded and I have the chance to listen back to it and complain for my choices or anything else. But I have to admit there are some songs in Patrizia’s last record I’m particularly glad of, I wouldn’t use the word “proud” because I think the result has less to deal with my credit than with the human and musical environement in wich those performances happened.  Sometimes my feeling about those songs has something to do with the bitter taste they have, or the groove that I really enjoy, or the arrangement, or the meaning…
One of these tunes is Sopravvissuti, for sure and for all the reasons listed above.
This is the official video:

This said, we had a great time in the concerts we have played in the first part of the record promotion tour and we are getting ready to hit the road again for  next summer gigs so I put here a short extract of what we have experienced so far, to share with you all and invite you to come and listen and see her.


Follow the link
to see our next summer shows agenda.

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