Soundin' Off: Salmagundi
Wednesday 8th, April
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Jonathan Gee and Gaetano Partipilo present Isashiburi
Leading UK pianist (and singer) Jonathan Gee brings a new project created in early 2018 (this is their third tour) between himself and 3 great musicians from the Puglia region of southern Italy. It features the new rising star of Italian jazz on alto sax, Gaetano Partipilo with one of the most dynamic rhythm sections on the European stage today, Guiseppe Bassi on double bass and Fabio Accardi on drums.
Their repertoire combines the re-imagining of Beatles tunes with self penned compositions of Jonathan and Gaetano.
Jonathan Gee, originally awarded 'Most promising newcomer' by The Guardian, is one of the leading pianist/singers on the UK jazz scene, appearing regularly at Ronnie Scotts, The QEH and On Radio 3’s In Tune, and he has 8 self penned cds to his name. He has worked in the bands of Pharoah Sanders, Mark Murphy and David Murray, and was last in Nottingham with Tony Kofi. Check www.jonathangeetrio.co.uk
Gaetano Partipilo is known for an original style characterised by a strong mixture of avant-garde and tradition. His latest album Daylight on the label of the godfather of Italian jazz, Paolo Fresu can be found here. www.gaetanopartipilo.com/new-a...
He has played with everybody from Jason Moran to Dee Dee Bridgewater to Billy Cobham.
Guiseppe Bassi, one of the most in demand bassists in Italy for the last 20 years has a number of highly praised albums to his name as well as having graced the bands of for instance Lew Tabackin (recently at Pizza Express, Soho) and pianists Dado Moroni, John Hicks and Mal Waldron.
Fabio Accardi has been heard at North Sea Jazz, Hong Kong Fest, in Chicago and Paris, often as a band leader, and has a number of albums out, particularly with his acclaimed band Precious
This tour celebrates the release of their debut album 'Isashiburi'