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Benny Golson & Giovanni Ceccarelli Trio


Benny Golson & Giovanni Ceccarelli Trio


Benny Golson – tenor sax

Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano

Nicolas Rageau – double bass

Antoine Paganotti – drums


Giovanni Ceccarelli has been playing with jazz legend Benny Golson since 1999, performing with him in Italy, France and Spain.

Together with the pianist’s trio, Benny Golson proposes in concert a repertoire of great classics composed by himself, as well as a selection of jazz standards.

In the liner notes to Giovanni Ceccarelli’s CD “Daydreamin’”, Benny Golson writes:

Giovanni Ceccarelli’s playing is impeccable, reminding me of the legendary late Hank Jones where every note seems to be thought out with great care. He’s not just playing correct notes of the ever-changing and moving chords defining a tune, but offers up creative, heartfelt expressions that seem to tell a story coming from inner feelings initiated by the music itself.



Watch the group’s photos


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“Whisper Not” – Benny Golson & Giovanni Ceccarelli Trio (“Jazz in Firmin”, Pamplona, Spain 2008)





Photo credits: Pilar Chozas, 2008.