Giovanni Ceccarelli/Ferruccio Spinetti
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, rhodes, clavietta
Ferruccio Spinetti – double bass, electric bass
on request with guest vocalists Crystel Wautier or Cristina Renzetti
Giovanni Ceccarelli and Ferruccio Spinetti founded this duo in 2008, when they gave a series of successful concerts in Italy, also with the participation of saxophonist Marcello Allulli. When the two musicians went on to founding group InventaRio, the duo stopped performing until its comeback in 2019.
Ferruccio Spinetti is a steady member of duo Musica Nuda and legendary group Avion Travel. Ferruccio and Giovanni recorded together four albums: “InventaRio”, Latin Grammy awarded “InventaRio incontra Ivan Lins”, jazz trio album “Météores”, plus a participation by the double bassist to Giovanni’s quartet album “Daydreamin'”. Having started playing jazz together thirty years ago, the two musicians share a deep musical empathy and a common strong sense for melody.
In September 2019 the duo entered the studio in order to record a tribute album to great composer Ennio Morricone. A recording project produced by French label Bonsaï Music and on release in Spring 2020, it presents original arrangements of well and less known film music by Morricone. Vocalist Chrystel Wautier is featured on a few tracks.
Photo credits: Pierre Darmon.