Loose (CD Album)
Gianluca Lusi / Joel Homes | Tosky Records®
“Loose” is the encounter of two musicians and their different and well-defined personalities tied by their musical style, impetuous, elegant and confidential at the same time. This is, for the Tosky Records, a new experience characterized by a new kind of music, a new beginning where it’s possible to imagine new rhythmical and melodic orizons.
A new great duo faces the International scene, Gianluca Lusi and Joel Holmes. The talent of two excellent musicians who work together to create something confidential: “Loose” is a repertoire of original and standard compositions. Gianluca Lusi worked with several famous artists: Danilo Rea, Maurizio Giammarco, Paolo Damiani, Massimo Moriconi, Massimo Manzi, Giovanni Amato, Riccardo Fassi, Pino Jodice, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gianluigi Goglia, Claudio Filippini, Bill Carrothers, Peter Epstein, Larry Panella, Darrian Douglas, Russell Welch, Andy Gravish, Heinrich Kobberling, Thomas Siffling, Pietro Iodice. He graduated at the Conservatories of Santa Cecilia di Roma and at the Casella dell’Aquila. He has done two albums: “Gotha 17” and “Rune”. Joel Holmes studied at the School for the Performing Arts in Baltimora at first, then he took a degree in Jazz Performance at the John Hopkins University. He won several prizes as pianist and composer in the United States. He’s a member of the quintet of Roy Hargrove since 2009 and he did tours in some of the most famous festivals and clubs of the world. He collaborated also with some stars of Jazz music such as Roberta Gambarini and Nnenna Freelon with whom he recorded an album nominated for a Grammy Award. Joel has done two albums which had a lot of success trough the critics: “Ethernal Vision” in a trio and “African Skies” as a quartet featuring the saxophonist Gary Thomas.