Giovanni Ceccarelli Quartet
Cristophe Panzani – tenor and soprano saxes
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano
Nicolas Rageau – double bass
Antoine Paganotti – drums
This group is founded in Paris, including some of the finest musicians in the French jazz scene.
In the CD’s liner notes, the great 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.
The CD has received very good reviews from the press:
Giovanni Ceccarelli confirms his own skills both as a pianist and as a composer. He is the leader of a quartet having a formidadle interplay, and he is the key element of the rhythm section.
Roberto Paviglianiti, Italian website “All About Jazz”, 2012
In concert the group proposes a repertoire of compositions by Giovanni Ceccarelli.
Contacts for info and concerts:
info [at] ceccarelligiovanni.com
Audio clip – album “Daydreamin'” (Magnatune, 2010)