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Marco Acquarelli Quartet ft Alice Ricciardi

Numerose le collaborazioni di questo giovane e talentuoso chitarrista romano, Maurizio Giammarco, Nicola Puglielli, Claudio Corvini, Massimo Manzi, Sandro Deidda, solo per citarne alcune. Alterna un intenso percorso di apprendimento all’attivita’ live, perfezionando gli studi con artisti del calibro di Jim Kelly, Bill Pierce, Peter Bernstein, Barry Harris, Agostino Di Giorgio, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner, Matt Renzi, Dominic Miller, Tuck Andress.
Nel 2010 esce il suo primo progetto discografico da leader “Too High”che vede la partecipazione al sassofono tenore di J.D.Allen. Come turnista ha collaborato con vari autori e registi in numerose formazioni per musiche di scena teatrali , televisive e cinematografiche (con Germano Mazzocchetti: “Cabaret da Viaggio” EMR 1999, “La strada” Rai Trade 2008, “Il Borghese Gentiluomo” 2012, Nicola Piovani “Il Grande Sogno” 2009, L’Orchestra di Roma, L’Orchestra del Conservatorio di S.Cecilia, L’Orchestra di Roberto Pregadio, con Stefano Reali: “Caruso”, in uscita nel 2012; con Lucio Gregoretti, “Scossa” 2011. Nella band musicisti di altissimo livello già attivi da molti anni nell’ambiente jazz romano. La voce splendida di Alice Ricciardi impreziosisce questo progetto discografico ricordandoci ancora quanto il jazz italiano sia motivo di orgoglio in tutto il mondo.

“If the current direction of blue notes can testify to both the past and future of jazz, the music of Marco
Acquarelli’s quintet lends aesthetic awareness and listening pleasure to an elegantly produced album to be
considered as “historical feeling” and intention to put forward intelligent and sophisticated ideas, without ever
falling in to dèjà ècoutè but rather creatively innovating an already extraordinarily composed repertoire. Its
sense of the “contemporary”, featuring fundamental and luminous arrangements and solos, bears witness to
a wide-ranging artistic universe, a poetic glow of absolute and superb appeal.” (F.Ciccarelli)
This young and talented charismatic Roman has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Maurizio
Giammarco, Daniele Tittarelli, Claudio Corvini, Massimo Manzi and Sandro Deidda, to cite just a few. He
alternates an intense learning path with live activity, perfecting his study with artists of such calibre as Jim Kelly,
Bill Pierce, Peter Bernstein, Barry Harris, Agostino Di Giorgio, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner, Matt Renzi, Dominic
Miller and Tuck Andress. In 2010, his first record project as a leading musician was released, “Too High”, which
included the participation of tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen. He has collaborated with various composers and
directors in numerous projects for music for the theatre, television and film (Germano Mazzocchetti, Nicola
Piovani, Lucio Gregoretti, Stefano Reali, the Orchestra of Rome, the Orchestra of the S. Cecilia Conservatory
and the Orchestra of Roberto Pregadio). In the band, musicians of exceptionally high level already active for
years in the Roman jazz scene. The splendid voice of Alice Ricciardi embellishes this record project, reminding
us once again just how much Roman jazz is a source of pride all over the world.

"...You will find
here only that which is needed to make the most of the music in and of itself, and not to gratify the ego of
those who are playing it. And believe me, this is not only a so to speak “psychological” annotation, but those
who play music as a way of life know full well that real technique lies in sharpening, to the highest degree
possible, the instruments that permit faithful reproduction, without reduction of the sonorous content of the
heart. Thank you Marco, Pietro, Luca , Marco and Alice for having given me a gift of such great worth!..."(G.Mirabassi)