- GIANNI VIRONE TRIO: "FRAMMENTI"
SR0908 - GIANNI VIRONE TRIO: "FRAMMENTI"
Gianni Virone – tenor & soprano saxes, alto flute
Davide Liberti – double bass
Mattia Barbieri – drums & percussions
Frammenti ('fragments') is a peculiar work which deserves attention, no doubt. This music spreads an inner power and a modernity that being inside the border of Jazz language it allows to express fresh, original and surprising ideas.
Peculiarity in the peculiarity, the graphics are a work of the painter Mery Rigo, here inspired by the musical life of the Trio.
1 A Night In Tunisia
2 Stesso Riff
3 Il Viaggio Del Piccolo Principe
4 Bemolle Cinque
5 Nice To Meet You
6 Happy Monk
7 Oro Nero 11/9
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The idea to create this band started in 2003 right after a jam session where I had the luck to meet Mattia Barbieri. In that period I was already playing with another group with Davide Liberti and I decided to “put them together” and see what may have happened… This trio has been going on for a number of years thanks to the deep friendship among us and to the artistic affinity we discovered already at the first rehearsal. We all have more or less the same age and we live in the neighborhood of Turin and this surely helped our collaboration and the following work with other musicians.
During these years I noticed
that our music was gradually changing,
rehearsal after rehearsal, gig after gig, following the experience and
evolution of the single members and consolidating a real ‘band
sound’. The compositions were having every time a new shape
because having a lot
of improvisation and each musician has the freedom to bring the music
many directions. In this way, each composition is simply a kind of
“fragment”, a musical
idea to develop, the subject of a conversation made with our
instruments. From here, the idea to represent all this through the
painting with the
collaboration of Mery Rigo, outstanding Estractist painter, active on
domestic scene since many years.
With Mery we had the idea to represent the musical process and improvisation of a jazz band through the fragmentation and the re-organization of images showing the band members during the performance. In this way we wanted to point out how the musicians participate in different ways to the development of the solos.