Michela Lombardi – vocals
Giovanni Ceccarelli – piano, clavietta
Luca Falomi – guitars
optional guest artist: Ferruccio Spinetti – double bass
Just a right idea and a few elements, as long as they are well-matched, are enough to make a good record.
Ivo Franchi, Musica Jazz, 2022
Pagine Vere is the name of this new trio, featuring vocalist and lyricist Michela Lombardi, pianist and composer Giovanni Ceccarelli, and guitarist Luca Falomi.
Pagine Vere is also the title of their new album, featuring a collection of compositions by Giovanni Ceccarelli. Vocalist Michela Lombardi has been contributing with her lyrics to Giovanni Ceccarelli’s compositions since 2005. Additional lyrics were written by Max De Tomassi, Stéphane Casalta, André Carvalho, and Ciara Arnette. This collection of original music was recorded with the precious contribution of guitarist Luca Falomi. Four guest artists participated in the recording: Ferruccio Spinetti and Petra Magoni from duo Musica Nuda, Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and producer Dadi, and Corsican singer-songwriter Stéphane Casalta. Pagine Vere was released in 2021 by Da Vinci Jazz, receiving a very positive feedback from the press and media.
The trio performs compositions by Giovanni which span his entire musical career, featuring lyrics in Italian, English, Portuguese, French and Corsican. The three musicians closely listen to each other, always aiming to express the essence through sound.
Pagine Vere has given concerts at Italian festivals Donne in Jazz, Barga Jazz, FabriJazz and Jazz Music Pool among others.
Photo by Alessandro Davi.