It will be Luca Di Luzio's "GLOBETTROTTER" feat. Dave Weckl & Alain Caron, on Friday, July 21 at 9:30 p.m., to open the festival's premiere at the now historic location of Il Terreno Square. Admission to the concert is free, as a special tribute to all fans for the loyalty and passion shown in previous editions.
Four years after the release of his first album, Luca di Luzio is back on tour with his Globetrotter Project, offering a repertoire characterized by a Mediterranean compositional approach dropped into the style of the best international jazz-fusion. An exceptional lineup will accompany the leader on this new tour: Alain Caron on electric bass, George Whitty on keyboards, Manuel Trabucco on tenor sax and the formidable Dave Weckl on drums.
"Never Give Up" is a recording project produced and arranged by George Whitty (Brecker Bros, Santana, Dave Mattews, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock) with the likes of Randy Brecker on trumpet, Alain Caron on electric bass (Uzeb, Mike Stern, Gino Vannelli), Rodney Holmes on drums (Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Santana) and George Whitty as protagonists in the recording room.
The album represents the stylistic evolution of the previous "Globetrotter" released in 2019. Original songs by Luca di Luzio arranged for a quintet, electric but easy-listening jazz for everyone, melodies that are linear but never ordinary, but also solid rhythms and catchy arrangements are the ingredients of this project.
The festival preview will be concluded on Tuesday, July 25, when one of Italy's most appreciated guitarists will come on stage at Il Terreno square: ALESSIO MENCONI who, with his trio made up of Alberto Gurrisi on hammond and Paolo Orlandi on drums, will offer the recent project "Wes 100" dedicated to the timeless American guitarist Wes Montgomery. Admission to the concert is free.
The festival will go into full swing on Thursday, Aug. 3, with the PETER ERSKINE QUARTET, an unprecedented lineup touring Europe for the first time, and will conclude on Aug. 5 with the Cuban trio of the young ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ, considered by many to be the heir to the great Michel Camilo.
After each concert there will be the now traditional Jam session at the 9 Tarot.
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