“Ojos de Gato” a tribute to Gato Barbieri
Giovanni Guidi (piano), Gianluca Petrella (trombone), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Brandon López (bass), Chad Taylor (drums, percussion), Simone Padovani (percussion)
Forty years after the release of The Third World, considered one of the first albums to unite Jazz and world music, Giovanni Guidi pays tribute to its creator, the legendary Argentinian sax player who died five years ago, Leandro “Gato” Barbieri.
Born in 1985 in Foligno, Italy, Guida set out on his international career in the company of the trumpet player Enrico Rava, who invited the pianist to join his group at the age of only 17, impressed by his intensity on the piano at the Siena summer courses. Today one of Europe’s most creative pianists, Guidi composes his own material while adapting the compositions of other artists with his group.
The pianist will be accompanied by some top-notch artists with one of Italy’s most talented and acclaimed musicians, Gianluca Petrella, on the trombone, James Brandon Lewis on the tenor sax, Chad Taylor on the drums and Brandon López on bass.