They Say It’s Spring (CD Album)
Marco Acquarelli Quartet | Tosky Records®
“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.”
Marco Acquarelli is a young and talented charismatic guitar player. 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.