Ferruccio Spinetti/Giovanni Ceccarelli
Ferruccio Spinetti – double bass, electric bass
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, keyboards, clavietta
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 five albums, including the Latin Grammy awarded InventaRio incontra Ivan Lins. Having started playing jazz together more than thirty years ago, the two musicians share a deep musical empathy and a common strong sense for melody.
In 2020 the duo released a tribute album to great composer Ennio Morricone. A recording project produced by French label Bonsaï Music, More Morricone presents original arrangements of well and less known film music by the Italian master. Vocalist Chrystel Wautier is featured on a few tracks. The album was acclaimed by the music press and media internationally. Ceccarelli and Spinetti have been performing More Morricone in several festivals, cultural institutions, concert saisons and jazz clubs in Italy, France and Spain.
Their selection turns out to be judicious, which alternates between the obvious (“The Sicilian Clan”, “A Fistful Of Dynamite”) and the least expected (“Two Mules For Sister Sara”, “Metello”). Thanks to these choices and to their sober approach allowing little room for improvisation, they succeed in touching the very Italian heart of Morricone …
Louis-Julien Nicolaou, Télérama, France, 2020
More Morricone video trailer
Buy, stream or download “More Morricone”
Contacts for concert booking: Bubba Music (world), Esound Booking Agency (Spain).
Photo credits: Giovanni Canitano.