Marcello Allulli & Giovanni Ceccarelli
Marcello Allulli – tenor sax
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano
This project brings together two musicians who have been collaborating for more than ten years in numerous projects. Among their common collaborations, multi-instrumentalist Aki Montoya’s group Trioakì focused on crossover music merging North Indian music and contemporary jazz. The trio played in concert with the great, late clarinetist and composer Tony Scott.
Both experienced artists in performances involving different forms of expressions, Allulli and Ceccarelli composed original music for the Live soundtrack for silent movie “Cenere”, a film starring the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse and celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. This performance has been presented in various prestigious venues around the world, including the “European Film Festival” in Beirut, Lebanon; the “8 1/2 Festa do Cinema Italiano” in Cascais, Portugal; the “Sensorium” festival in Panjim, the “Festival of the Arts” in Delhi, the Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta, plus a two-week long tour across all India. In collaboration with film director Francesco Calandra, the duo has made a video trailer for this project.
(The Live soundtrack to silent movie “Cenere”) reaffirmed the magic and power of music, keeping the audience mesmerized all through the two-hour show.
Sebanti Sarkar, Indian newspaper “The Telegraph”, 2016
Allulli and Ceccarelli also give duo concerts, their repertoire including original compositions, jazz standards, the Brazilian, Italian, Cuban, and Argentinian songbooks, crossover music. They collaborated in studio and in concert with Patrick Goraguer, Andrea Dulbecco, Ermanno Baron, Paolo Orlandi, and Matteo Fraboni.
Contacts for info and concerts:
info [at] ceccarelligiovanni.com
Video trailer – Live soundtrack for silent movie “Cenere”:
Live audio tracks:
“Shuha” (A. Montoya)
“Luiza” (A. C. Jobim)
“Chorinho Pra Ele” (H. Pascoal)
Photo credits: Emilia De Leonardis, 2016.