JAZZ ROCK and THE TURIN JAZZ ROCK SCHOOL (tjrs)
Jazz rock was a real significant musical movement, more than a style, that was born in the late '60s by the confluence of artistic jazz to rock. "Electric jazz" is the synonym of this. Jazz rock has been “founded” in the U.S. by the "supreme" Miles Davis, along with other huge personalities such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke and so on.
In Europe we had the forerunner of the style, Brian Auger, then Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Soft Machine, Nucleus, Ian Hammer, Miroslav Vitous, and so on.
In Italy we had Perigeo, Area, Napoli Centrale and notably the band Arti & Mestieri, from the city of Turin where, starting with Arti & Mestieri, from the beginning of the 70's a real interchange of musicians from the areas of jazz and rock has been going on, so that it became a style, a distinctive feature of Turin, defined by critics as "jazz rock school of Turin" and from there came the idea of "Turin Jazz Rock School", or tjrs, a label that brings together more artistic musicians in this common direction.
LIGHT TRIO -
The CD "Giallo Italiano" is the synthesis of seven years of the Light Trio. The training offers a repertoire of diverse origins, filtered by a slight sound, but of great emotional intensity. An eclectic music, intimate, but with "orchestral" and great rhythmic intensity that enhances the melodic composition that makes this album particularly "Italian".
The references of style
Songs of Light Trio, composed entirely by its leader, pay homage to the language of jazz and Brazilian music, which often recur in the story and the music in the form of songs. Along with these primary influences, traces of ties with all the finest and authentic musical expression of the contemporary age are found, along with the echo of the common classical training.
Enrico Cresci :
Guitarist, songwriter and arranger on jazz and jazz -rock Turin scene (Hexagon, Jazz Combo, Tiziana Ghiglioni and many others) until 1982.
He moved to Rome where he founded the duo / quartet Holiday for Strings (see Electromantic self-titled album) and collaborates with many Italian and foreign artists in musical productions, theater, television and film and advertising. Director of BJG Roots Band, produced by Public Information, which collects 17 of the best Italian jazz and bluegrass musicians. Musical director of the group of Piera Pizzi (see the CD Piera Slow Jam on Electromantic).
Music Director of the Clive Riche Band (see CD Ev'rything 's all right on Itunes)
Marcello Sirignano :
Violinist, mandolin player, songwriter and arranger. A graduate of Santa Cecilia, Professor at the Conservatory of Frosinone. Arranger and orchestrator for the most important names of Italian jazz and pop scene (Fiorella Mannoia, Laura Pausini, Danilo Rea, Niki Nicolai, Stefano Di Battista, Sergio Cammariere and many others).
He has directed the music festival in Sanremo. He composed a lot of music for major film productions, television and theater. He signed two CDs to his name (on CAM Jazz label and Ultrasound Records)
Daniel Basirico :
Bass player and cellist. He’s one of the leading figures among the young Italian bass players. Graduated from the University of Music in Rome. Part of the trio of guitarist Eddy Palermo and has worked with a large number of high profile artists in jazz, pop music, Brazilian music and Latin American music (among others Peppe Servillo, Natalio Mangalavite).