La musique composée par Giorgio Occhipinti revendique haut et clair sa libertè artistique. Mèlant musique classique européenne, traditions populaires, free jazz et musique contemporaine, le musicien de Ragusa mélange les genres et les langages dans une musique sans concession, gorgée d force et de violence à peine contenue. La musique est empreinte d’une telle beautè àpre et violente qu’il n’est pas étonnant qu’elle ait séduit ce défricheur de terres inexplorées qu’est Leo Feigin.
Claude Loxhay (Belgium)
GIORGIO OCCHIPINTI Pianist and composer, was born in Ragusa on 12 June 1969. Since his childhood he devoted himself to the study of piano and playing the drum and flute through the band of San Giorgio di Ragusa in the period from 1974 to 1989. Around the 80's he took part in many exhibitions organized by G. M. I., Amici della Musica, Municipalities and Provinces, music schools (e. g. The Pentagram in Ragusa), etc.. and at the same time began private studies based on improvisation (from jazz to avant-garde) contemplating various forms of jazz. He studied composition and harmony (especially focusing on Shoenberg's treatise on harmony and dodecaphony, listening guided by ancient music, classical music and ending in contemporary music and jazz. In October 1989 he took part in the Paris Jazz Festival during the "International Jazz Piano Competition" dedicated to Martial Solal. The same year he was invited by the saxophone player Lee Konitz, one of the world's greatest jazz musicians to do a Sicilian tour (including the Brass Group festival of Catania in which the concert was recorded live) and a festival in Salerno in 1990. He worked with actress Lidya Alfonsi, and composed the soundtrack for some of her recitals. He has been a member and leader of some historical Italian and foreign jazz bands: first of all the December Thirty Jazz Trio, founded in 1989 together with the double bassist Giuseppe Guarrella and drummer Francesco Branciamore. From January 1992 until May 2000 he was a member of one of the most important Italian groups: the Pino Minafra Sud Ensemble, voted several times in referendum by the Italian and international critics at the top of the charts as the best group and the best recording on CD (Top Jazz Magazine "Musica Jazz" and in France the CD "Sudori" in 1996 best CD of the year). In 1993 he founded the Festival Ibleo del Jazz "... a sort of general state of avant-garde jazz music seen from the South" (as the critic F. Versienti writes in the daily newspaper Il Manifesto) and he is its artistic director. In the same year he created the first group of which he is leader, pianist and composer, the Giorgio Occhipinti Hereo Nonetto. With this group he recorded the cd "The Kaos Legend" produced by the Russian Leo Feigin (BBC) for the label Leo Records and today it has become a cult album for musicians and music listeners. In 1994 took part in an innovative group with the Roman saxophonist Eugenio Colombo and Giuseppe Guarrella: the Triple Project. In 1995 it was voted by Italian critics in the referendum "Top Jazz" held by the magazine Musica Jazz as the second new and best talent of the year. Also in 1995 he founded the European Duo with the French double bassist Joelle Léandre, musician and composer of great importance for contemporary music (written for her by Luigi Nono, Giacinto Scelsi, etc...) and for jazz and improvised, avant-garde world music. One of the columns the new creative music born in Europe in the 70's and 80's. In 1999 he founded the Duet Sequences with the clarinettist
Olivia Bignardi. Also in 1999 the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italians Composers, published by Pagano Editori, inserts its name together with the great names of the Contemporary music such as Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Luigi Nono and others. In the September 1999 is called to join the Faust Group project with Miriam Palma, Maurizio Maiorana, Domenico Sciajno and Lelio Giannetto who creates with improvisation traced the soundtracks of the silent films of the 20/30s. With this project is being invited to the Rotterdam International Film Festival where the digitally remastered copy of the original film is sounded Faust (1926) by director F. W. Murnau. In March 2000, he took part in a new one important group that is Banlieues Bleues Quartet with Pino Minafra, Sandro Satta e Vincenzo Mazzone, a group that has been produced and created by the international festival of Paris Banlieues Bleues Festival (one of the most important in the world). Recording of the live concert has then become a CD produced by the Canadian record company Victo Records... The cd "Global Music and Circular Thought" (Giorgio Occhipinti Hereo Nonetto - engraved for the Belgian record company Jazz HALO Tonesetters) for the UK magazine "Jazz Rewiews" is the best CD of 2001. In the 2001 was called by one of the most important Italian actresses, Galatea Ranzi (many films such as the Oscar "La Grande Bellezza" by Paolo Sorrentino and a lot of theatre worldwide) for the project dedicated to Dante Alighieri and named for the note "Concerto Dantesco" directed by Marco Andriolo. In October 2001, in Vienna, with the Giorgio Occhipinti group Global Music Nonetto, record the CD Histoire (produced by the Austrian multi-instrumentalist Franz Koglmann for the home German record label Beetwen The Lines) then closing one of the most important festivals to the world such as the Music Festival of the Wiener Musik Galerie. These are five compositions for string quintet, two clarinets, piano, drums and tympani. In June 2004 he created with Olivia Bignardi, Giuseppe Guarrella and Antonio Moncada the Less Of Five quartet with which he record a CD "Acrobati Folli e Innamorati" for the US label Nine Winds produced by Los Angeles's multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia. In 2006 with Stefano Maltese, Giuseppe Guarrella and Emanuele Primavera founds the Know Quartet dedicated to the music of Thelonius Monk with which is produced by Labirinti Sonori Records label, the CD "Monk Know". In 2007, Francesco Branciamore wants Giorgio Occhipinti in his band Perfect Quintet and record the CD "Keep up the Dialogue". Between 1989 and 2016 he wrote a lot of music and to want to mention some of it, for example for orchestra and for string quintet "I Muri a secco "by an important Swiss publishing house (TGE Musical Edizioni Musicali), after the same composition has been duly reported in an important competition dedicated to E. Bloch. He also wrote sequences for the cellos duo and for string quartet and also sixteen instrumental motets for sextet of strings and sax commissioned by the poet and saxophone player Vittorino Curci then engraved in the
2014 album entitled "Museca Lundene" produced for digital platforms Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc... Very important collaboration with Thomas Lenn and Alessandro Librio for the Curva Minore festival. Between 2010 and 2016, the following was dedicated to writing and various tours around the world recording new albums such as Ronda De Musica (Giorgio Occhipinti Global Music Nonetto plus cellos duo), Six Sequences for piano & clarinets (Giorgio Occhipinti - Olivia Bignardi), Mots Revéeles (Giorgio Occhipinti (piano, voice), Antonio Mainenti (voice) Filippo Portera (alto sax, baritone sax, flute, voice), Theresa Wong (cello, voice), Giuseppe Guarrella (double bass, voice), Emanuele spring (drums, voice). In 2016 major concerts with the Less Of Five group, which will be released in January 2017 the new "Chapter Two" CD. In May 2016 in concert with the European Duo together with Joelle Léandre organized as part of the Angelica Festival in Bologna at the Teatro San Leonardo. In 2017 engraving recording with the great Dutch multi-instrumentalist Luc Houtkamp. The most significant Collaborations from 1988 to the present day: Evan Parker, Joelle Léandre, Ernst Reijseger, Paul Rutherford, Barre Phillips, Peter Brotzmann, Vinny Golia, Gianluigi Trovesi, Michel Godard, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Antonello Salis, Giuseppe Guarrella, Francesco Branciamore, Jean-Marc Montera, Arkady Schilkloper, Hein Van der Geyn, Andrè Ceccarelli, Lee Konitz, Flavio Boltro, Paolo Fresu, Pino Minafra, Carlo Actis Dato, Bruno Tommaso, Vincenzo Mazzone, Ellen Christi, Stefano Maltese, Gianni Gebbia, Gioconda Cilio, Vittorio Villa, Enrico Fazio, Miriam Palma, Alberto Mandarini, Lauro Rossi, Eugenio Colombo, Renato Geremia, Giovanni Macciocu, Daniele Patumi, Antonio Moncada, Sandro Satta, Rudy Migliardi, Roberto Ottaviano, Paolo Damiani, Pasquale Innarella, Gianni Coscia, Carlo Rizzo, Tscho Theissing, Ekkehard Jost, Reiner Winterschladen, Manfred Becker, Dieter Manderscheid, Joe Bonica, Roy Paci, Paolo Botti, Maurizio Maiorana, Domenico Scjaino, Filippo Portera, Carlo Cattano, Sandro Sciarratta, Vito Amatulli, Luca Calabrese, Banda Roncati Bologna, Beppe Caruso, Lelio Giannetto, Olivia Bignardi, Tiziana Cavaleri, Galatea Ranzi, Marco Andriolo, Vittorino Curci, Giuseppe Amatulli, Domenico Mastro, Nico Cirugno, Sonia Slany, Joanna Lewis, Matteo Gallini, Antonio Mainenti, Emanuele Primavera, Theresa Wong, Elio Amato, Gaia Mattiuzzi, Thomas Lehn, Luc Houtcamp and many others. Festivals and concerts: International Brass Group's International Exhibition in Catania,"Campania Jazz Festival" at Salerno,"Jazz Night" in Bolzano, Jazz au Chateau Festival in Oupeye (Belgium), Festival Jazz “festival of art jazz "in Orsara," Jazz a Mulhouse "in Mulhouse (France), “Festival Moods "in Zurich (Switzerland),"Ajmi" in Avignon (France),"Ca Va Jaser! Onze Plus "in Lausanne (Switzerland)," Festival Alpheus "in Rome,"San Vito Jazz Festival", (San Vito Lo Capo - Palermo),"International Podewil Festival" Berlin (Germany), Grim in Marseille (France), “Festival Ibleo del Jazz” in Ragusa, “Talos Festival"in Ruvo di Puglia," Total Music Meeting FMP "in Berlin (Germany), "Varna
Summer International Jazz Festival "in Varna (Bulgaria),"Europa Jazz Festival du Mans" in Le Mans (France), “Jazz an der donau” in Vilshofen (Germany), “Summer Pozzallese” in Pozzallo, "Jazz Spektakel" in Wuppertal (Germany), "Free Music XXI" in Antwerpen (Belgium),"Jazz In Italy" in San Giovanni Rotondo, "Session of improvised music La Tombola" in Palermo, "Noto Festival - Itineraries of Contemporary Jazz"in Noto, "Along came jazz" in Tivoli, "Scheaux What" in Paris (France),"12th International Festival Musique Actuelle Victoriaville" in Victoriaville (Canada), "Les Nuits Black "in Québec (Canada), “Downtown jazz festival” in Toronto (Canada), "Jazz Festival International du Maurier" in Vancouver (Canada), "International Jazz Festival of Maurier” in Saskatoon (Canada), "Siena Jazz"in Siena, "Festival Extra Moenia Musical Festival "at Syracuse, "2nd Irpinia Jazz Festival" at S. Angelo dei Lombardi, "Progetto Jazz" at Cremona, "Factory Jazz" in Prato, "Borderland" in Quarrata, "Perpignan Jazz Festival in Perpignan (France),"Continuous Timetable - Art & Music" in Caltagirone,"20° Leipziger Jazztage Festival "at the Leipzig Opera House Leipzig - Leipzig (Germany), “Banlieues Bleues" in Paris (France), "Altrisuoni" in La Spezia, "Black Kalò: Evenings Author of Author" in Santa Teresa di Riva, "Jazz Festival" in St. Vincent," Radio South-West Funk "in Karlsrhue (Germany), "Badehaisel”in Wacheneim (Germany), "Jazz in der Dieselstrasse" in Esslingen (Germany), "Munchener Kammerspiele " in Munich (Germany), “Leerer Beutel” in Regensburg (Germany), “13th Int. Jazz festival "in Salzburg/Salzburg (Austria), "Porgy & Bess" in Vienna (Austria), "Akut Festival" in Mainz (Germany), "Jazz Initiative" in Giessen (Germany), “Bim Huis" in Amsterdam (Netherlands), "Jazz Fields Festival” in Campi, "Magic Music" in Saint Vincent, Regensburg Jazz Club in Regensburg (Germany), “Twister” in Milan, "Europa Jazz Festival of Noci" in Noci (Ba), "Musiques Croisees" in St. Sever (France), "15th International Jazz Festival Jazz Summer" in Bolzano, “Internationales Jazz Festival St. Ingbert "in St. Ingbert (Germany), "Festival International de Jazz de Rive de Rive de Gier et des Pays du Gier' a Rive de Gier (France), “Jazz Halò" in Torhout (Belgium), "Jazz a Mulhouse" in Mulhouse (France), "La Villette Jazz Festival” in Paris (France), "Sounds of the World" in Andria, "Time in Jazz" in Berchidda,"Sol Festival "in Lentini," Sechstes Heissisches Jazz Podium "in Giessen (Germany), “Sputnik's exhibition” in Biel/Bienne (Switzerland), “Jazz sous les pommiers” in Coutances (France), Music Days in Brugge "De Werf" (Belgium), Music Days in Liége "Foyer Culturel Les Chiroux "(Belgium), Music Days in Brussels" Theatre Le Public "(Belgium)," Guimaraes Jazz " in Guimaraes (Portugal)," Curva Minore "in Palermo," Festival del Mediterraneo" in Pozzallo, "Aska jazz 98" in San Sperate, "Posada Jazz Project" in Posada, "Palermo di Scena" in Palermo, "Jazz in Liege" in Liège (Belgium),"De Werf" in Bruges (Belgium),"Sound Labyrinths" in Siracusa,"Occupied Multipurpose Theatre" in Bologna, "Sons D' Hiver" in Paris (France),"Jazz & Wind
Festival" in Cortale, "Jazz Movie" in Siracusa, "Siracusa Film Festival/Rotterdam" in Siracusa, "Extra Moenia Musiche - International Jazz and Music Festival "in Noto, Noto, “KulturForum" in Cefalù, "MusicOnMusic" in Vienna (Austria), "30th International Film Rotterdam Festival" in Rotterdam (Holland), "South Aut" in Palermo, "Microcosms " in S. Stefano Quisquina (AG), "We Want Jazz" in Aosta,"Agrigento Musica Festival" in Agrigento, "Jazz à Luz" in Luz Saint Saveur (France),"Jazz Box" at Palazzolo Acreide, “Marlene and the Eternal Femininity "in Palermo,"ZO" in Catania, "Conference International Ministry of Equal Opportunities International "in Siracusa, “Chapel Bonajuto" in Catania, "Rassegna Ancient Market of Ortigia" in Siracusa, “Rassegna Palazzo Ducezio "in Noto, “Palazzo Riso - Sicilian Theatres "in Palermo, "Nieveski" in Catania, "Jazz in Brugge" in Bruges (Belgium),"Open Music" in Palermo, "Camarillo Jazz" in Enna, "Primavera Jazz" in Ragusa, Rassegna "LatomiArte" in Siracusa, "3rd Sicilian Jazz Contest" in Siracusa, "Contemporary Sound" in Palermo, “Cinema in note: the seventh art meets music" in Palermo,"100 John Cage " in Palermo, "Ferus" at the Palace of Justice of Trapani, "Arcosoli Jazz" Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, "Convivio Jazz Factory" in Modica, Concerto season review 2015/2016 of the Laudamo Philharmonic of Messina, "Angelica Festival" in Bologna, Festival "Friends of Cefalù Music" in Cefalù.
Some of the most important articles and reviews up to now: Inserted in the book "Catalogo Soloisti e Gruppi" - 1990 edited by AMJ with presentation of M° Bruno Tommaso, review on the magazine "Cadence" (USA) - 1990 edited by Chris Kelsey, since 1992 it has been published every year in the books "The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette" (England), curated by Richard Cook & Brian Norton (A Penguin Book), he participates in the Rai Radio 3 programme dedicated to the 1st Ibleo del Jazz Festival - 1993, review of the magazine "Impro Impro Jazz" (France) - 1993 edited by Philippe Renaud, is included in the "Encyclopedia Italiana dei Compositori Contemporanei" - 1994 published by Pagano edited by Renzo Cresti, dedicated a page on "Il Sole 24 Ore" - 1995 edited by Gian Mario Maletto, article on "L' Unità" - 1994, article on "Jazz Music" entitled "British Antennas Broadcast Elogi" referring to the success of Giorgio Occhipinti's cd "The Kaos Legend" - 1995 edited by Gian Mario Maletto, review on "Impro Jazz" (France) - 1995 edited by Philippe Renaud, review on the magazine "Jazz < 63 > (England) - 1995 edited by Chris Blackford, review of the magazine "Resonance" - 1995 edited by Tim Owen, reviewed in the magazine "Jazz Times" of Chicago - 1995 edited by Kalamu ya Salaam, review of the magazine "Jazz e Dischi" - 1995 edited by Luigi Onori, review of the magazine "Jazz Tethik" (Germany) - 1995 edited by Michael Scheiner, review of the magazine "Swing Journal" (Japan) - 1995 edited by Yuki Ohmura, review on "BBC Magazine" magazine (England - London) performance rating ***** Sound ***** - 1995 by Chris Parker, review on Jazz in Time magazine (Belgium) - 1995 by Claude Loxhay, Review on "Rubberneck" Magazine (England) - 1995 by Chris Blackford, featured on an article by "Jazz Music" titled "Italian Jazz Today" - 1996, page on "Modica Online" Magazine "Reflections on 'Musical Aesthetics: Tribute to a Ible Artist' - 1995 by Dario Adamo, review on "Rubberneck 22" (England) - 1996 by Chris Blackford, two pages dedicated to "Jazzaround" (Belgium) to Giorgio Occhipinti entitled "The Introspection comme inspiration, the birthplace of comme creuset" - 1995 by Claude Loxhay, review on the magazine "Ritmo" - 1995 by Dario Beretta, review on the newspaper "Il Manifesto" - 1995, article in the newspaper "La Ga zzetta del Mezzogiorno "- 1995 by Ugo Sbisà, Review of the Jazz Magazine - 1995 by Bruno Mauro, Review of the Jazz Context Magazine (Romania) - 1995 by Virgil Mihalu, Review on the Jazz Magazine - 1995 by Giordano Selini, review of the magazine "Impro Jazz" (France) - 1995 by Martial Petit, review on "Radiocorriere Tv" - 1995 by Salvatore G. Biamonte, review on "AAD" - 1995 by G. Salvatore, review on the newspaper "L'Unità" - 1995 by F. Bi, review on "Sound" - 1995 by Maurizio Favot, review on the newspaper "Il Manifesto" - 1995 by Luigi Onori , a review of the magazine "Musica" titled "Jazz in Vetrina" - 1995 by Dario Beretta, at "TOP JAZZ 95" in the magazine "Musica Jazz", is ranked 3rd best album of the year, Selected "in the Address Book" First Plan - 1995 by Gian Mario Maletto, included in the "Review" magazine among the "Top 10 95" - 1995, quoted at "International Music Forum" (Finland) - 1996, Review in "Cadence" (USA) - 1996 David Dupont's Care, inserted in the book "Continuing Hours - Art & Music" - 1996 by Ornella Fazzina and Francesco Branciamore, inserted in the book "Carrefour des Suds" and invited to the conference in Perpignan (France) - 1996, speaks on "Operaincerta" in an article titled "SicilMusica" - 1996 by Giuseppe Mavilla, in an article in the newspaper "Le Monde" (France) - 1996. Review of the California Magazine "Jazz Now" (USA) - 1996, review on the newspaper "La Stampa" titled "Jazz in Italy?" - 1996 by Alessandro Rosa, included in the magazine "JazzMan" (France) in a ranking as cd chocs of the year - 1996, inserted in an article in the magazine "Cadence" (U 1996), review by the magazine "Impro Jazz" (France) - 1996 by Gerard Rouy, in an article on "The Wire" magazine (England) - 1996, review on the newspaper "La Tribune" (Canada) 1996 by Rochel
Lussier, Review of "Freitag" (Germany) - 1997, Review of the "Choc" Magazine (France - 1997 by Jean Buzelin, an article on "Jazz Italiano" on Jazzovski Magazine (Slovenia) - 1997 by Zoran Pistotinik, quoted in the Italian Instable Jazz Orchestra as Collective Search in the 90s by Marcello Lorrai and Roberto Masotti - 1997 (Auditorium Milano), presentation article for the Noci European Jazz Festival - 1997 (Fabrizio Versienti) interview on the "Jazz Music" magazine entitled "Coming is fun, improves and is suffering" - 1997 by Enrico Vita, participation on Rai Radio 3 in the program dedicated to '' Audiobox '' - 1997, article in the English magazine "Coda Magazine" ( England) entitled "The Italian Sound" - 1997 by Marc Chenard, In an article "Towards a Theory of Practice: Audiobox Tracks of a Controversial Path" Written by P. Fava (Rai) for the composer Alvin Curran then put on alvincurran.com, on Sassi Kult - 1998, quoted on "Ultrasound", "Alias" n. 11, 5/9/98 - Manifesto - 1998 by Luigi Onori, article published in Jazz Halò magazine (Belgium) titled "Giorgio Occhipinti ou choc des cultures" - 1998 by Claude Colpaert, pages devoted to the book " New Italian jazz. With CD Audio "(Castelvecchi editore) - 1998 by Di Roberto Franchina, quoted in the article" A STUDY IN CONTRAST - TWO FESTIVAL IN SOUTHERN ITALY "- 1998 by Francesco Martinelli, article in the book" Carrefour du Sud "( France) on Giorgio Occhipinti Hereo Nonetto - 1998, presentation on "The Daily of Calabria" of the Concert at the Jazz & Vento Festival - 1999 by Edwige Vitaliano), participation for several direct on Radio Rai 3 in the program "RadioTre Suite" - 1999, review "Incandescences" on the magazine "Knack Agenda" (Belgium) - 1999 by Gerry De Mol, review on Jazzman magazine (France) - 1999 by Sylvain Siclier, review on
"The Daily of Calabria" of the Concert at the Jazz & Vento Festival - 1999 by Edwige Vitaliano), review on the "Incandescences" titled "Juul's halo" (Belgium) - 1999 by Juul Anthonissen, Musique-Musiques: Musique-musiques 1999: The observatory of music in Wallonie et Bruxelles "- 1999 (edited by Mardaga) by Robert Wangermée, review on" Incandescences "in the magazine" Het Nieuwsblad "(Belgium) - 1999 by Luc De Baets, review of "AllAboutJazz" of the so-called "Global Music & Circular Thought" - 1999 by Francesco Bigoni, review of "Allaboutjazz" by Giorgio Occhipinti Hereo Nonetto at the International Jazz Festival in Mulhouse - 1999 by Luigi Santosuosso, concert review in Mainz in the newspaper "Mainzer Rheinzeiming" (Germany) - 1999 by Werner Wenzel, article by the magazine "Jazzrytmit" (Finland) - 1999 by Heikki Tegelman, concert review at Mainz in the newspaper "RheinMain Presse" (Germany) titled "GRENZÄNGER ZWISCHEN BELCANTO UND JAZZ" - 1999 by Von Stephan A.Dudek, concert review in Mainz in the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper Germany) - 1999 by Von Tim Gorbauch, Concert Review in Mainz in the Jazz Podium Magazine (Germany) - 1999 by Klaus Mümpf, review of the magazine "JazzWeekly" (USA) of the so-called "Global Music and Circular thought" - 2000 edited by Ken Waxman, featured on Wikipedia Germany - 2000, a page dedicated to the magazine "Jazz Italia" - 2000, review of the cd "Incandescences" on the magazine "Cadence" (USA) - 2000 by Robert Spencer, Review of the Incandescences "Hurly Burly" (Spain) - 2000 by Francis Monroe, quoted in the digital curriculum "Curva Minore Contemporary Sounds" - 2000, included in the Joelle L booklet andre Parcours (discography choice) -2000 (Artis Diffusion), article review in Jazz Halò magazine (Bruges - Belgium) n.15-2000, review of the magazine "Jazzosphere" (France) of the so-called "Incandescences" pianist Marylin Crispell in an interview with Giorgio Occhipinti on "Jazz Music" and among his six world-inspired pianists - 2000, dedicated to a page on "The Daily Tiger" at the 30th International Film Festival in Rotterdam (Holland) - 2001 edited by Edo Dijkesterhuis, review cd "Incandescences" on "Jazz Hot" (France) - 2000 by Serge Baudot, review cd "Incandescences" on "Cuadernos De Jazz" (Spain) - 2000 edited by A. Gómez Aparicio, review by Giorgio Occhipinti on the magazine "Musica Jazz" - 2000 by Claudio Donà, inserted in the Musiconmusic (Vienna) 2001 booklet (BTL), inserted in the book "Rotterdam Catalog 2001" - 2001 (Tiger) the CD " Incandescences "on the magazine" Cadence "(USA) - 2001 by Frank Rubolino, participant for several direct on Radio Rai 3 in the Fahrenheit program - 2001, review article on Margen's innovative music magazine (Barcelona - Spain) n. 23 - 2001, review cd "Incandescences" on Coda Magazine magazine (Canada) - 2001 by Andrew Bartlett, reviews cd and concerts on Jazz Halò magazine (Bruges - Beglio) n.20 - 2001, review "Gimkana Discografica" (Italy) for the bimonthly RITMO in the Zone Limitrofe section - 2001 by Alberto Bazzuro, article on "Le Soleil" Quebec (Canada) magazine - 2001 by Pierre Boulet, review "Incandescences" on the magazine "The Wire" "(England) - 2001 by Julian Cowley, interviews on Serbian national televisions before the concert in Belgrade (Serbia) - 2001, concert review in Belgrade (Serbia) on Jazzpertuum Mobile magazine (Serbia ) - 2002 by Zorica Kojic, a long interview with the journal "THE YUGOSLAVIAN DAILY PAPER" DANAS (Serbia) - 2003, review "Incandescences" on Jazzphèr magazine (France) - 2003, review on "Jazz Corner" "Histoire" is part of the digital platform "Evolution" - 2003, a review of the cd "Histoire" and the so called "Acrobats crazy and in love" in the magazine "AllaboutJazz" "Reviews: Histoire: * * * * * Acrobats crazy and in love: * * * * ½ - 2003 by Angelo Leonardi, review of the cd" Histoire "in the magazine" O's Notes "- 2003 by D. Oscar Groomes Concert Festival Extramoenia Music on the Jazz Halò magazine (Bruges - Belgium) No. 23 - 2003, review on the magazine "Impro Jazz" (France) on the Histoire - 2004 by Mare Sarrazy, review on the magazine "All about Jazz" ) on the "Free for 3 "- 2004 by Jerry D'Souza, review of the magazine" Jazzreview "(USA) - 2004 by Ken Waxman, interview in the magazine" AllAbouJazz "(15 pages) - 2004 by Angelo Leonardi, Review on the Magazine "Paris Transatlantic Magazine" - 2004, Review of Jazz Around Magazine No.37 / 38 (Belgium) of the "Free for 3" - 2004 a Claude Loxhay's Review of Jazz Word Rewiews Magazine (2004) by Histoire - 2004 by Ken Waxman, Review of the "Jazz Music" Magazine of the "Histoire" - 2004, review of the cd "Acrobats Mad and Lovers "on the magazine" UnAmerican Activities # 39 "(USA) and 2005 by Ken Waxman, presentation on the" Klopotec "(Slovenia) magazine at the" Jazz Cerkno "International Festival in Cerkno (Slovenia) -2006 by Miha Zadnikar, presentation at the "Jazz Cerkno" International Festival in Cerkno (Slovenia) -2006, review on the online magazine "Metropolis" - 2006 by Richard Cochrane, interview on IJM - 2007 by Gaetano Pennino, included in the book "Music From The World" for the 25th anniversary of the Suedtiroljazzfestival in Bolzano - 2007, in the book "Exit - Curve Minore Contemporary Sounds Music Nova" entered as one of the top 10 free jazz cds in the Root Blog - Thurston Moore's Top Ten Free Jazz Underground - 2009, quoted by - ARMONIA MODALE -MODAL HARMONY-MODAL JAZZ- in the article "REVIEW OF ITALIAN PIANISTI" - 2012 by by Giuseppe Perna, quoted several times in the article "A few notes on Italian jazz (2nd part): plan" on BlogSpot - 2012 by Ettore Garzia, an article "Palermo. "Cinema in note", film screening from Tuesday 2 October to the Wenders Hall of the Goethe-Institut at the Cultural Shipyards at the Zisa "on" The Voice of the Island ", the Sicilian Daily of politics, opinions, culture, information, economy, performance - Director Resp : Salvatore Barbagallo - 2012, awarded to the "Artincontro" edition in Ragusa - 2013 by the cultural association Officina 90, a documentary about Giorgio Occhipinti on the Osservatorio Delle Arti project, funded by the European Union - Development of cultural services at a territory for art and craftsmanship (documentation, communication, promotion, etc ...) in the field of contemporary art and architecture - 2013 director Salvo Cuccia, inserted in the book "Italian jazz dictionary" Di Flavio Caprera - 2014 (Feltrinelli Editor), review cd "Ronda De Musica" on "Allaboutjazz" - 2014 by Alberto Bazzurro, review cd "Museca Lundene titled "Italian Language" on "Allaboutjazz" - 2014 by Alberto Bazzurro, writes about Chiara Gamberale on "Corriere della Sera - Io Donna" - 2015, article and broadcast on the podcast online on ANIMAJAZZ n ° 606 on Sunday 11 May - 2015 by Bruno Pollacci, review of the "Musica Jazz" magazine of the two cds "Ronda de Musica" and "Museca Lundene" - 2015 by Dalla Bona, review on the magazine "Musica Jazz" of the "Six Sequences" magazine - 2015 by Dalla Bona, featured Discography selected on the digital platform "Discogs" - 2015, review of "Jazz Music" of the cd "Mots Révèles" - 2015 by Alberto Bazzurro, quoted in the biographical article "Joëlle Léandre: Contrebasse dans tous ses états ... "in the magazine Jazz Halò, dedicated to the French counter-bassist Joelle Léandre - 2016 by Claude Loxhay, participates in the broadcast of Rai Radio 3" Battiti "22/02/2016 - edited by Pino Saulo, quoted in the article "John Rottiers, jazzfosiel (including english resume)" in Jazz Halò magazine, dedicated to the producer, commentator and radio critic John Rottiers - 2016 by Jos De Mol, included in the book "France in Scene - All the vitality of the French scene in Italy "- 2016 by Catherine Colonna French Ambassador for the French Institute of Italy, participates as Judge at the 2nd edition of" Il Palco dei Talenti "in Comiso - 2016 edited by Maurizio Di Mauro participates in the broadcast of Rai Radio 3 "Battiti" 21/09/2016 - edited by Pino Saulo, is included in the "Europa Jazz Network" (Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organizations who specialize in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective - 2016, an App for Iphone is created for Giorgio Occhipinti Current Version: 3.0.2 - 2016 Published by: ARTISTE CARD, INC., Review of the magazine "Sound" of the so-called "Monk Know" - 2016 by Federico Scoppio, article on "La Repubblica" - 2016, page dedicated to Giorgio Occhipinti on "All Music Guide" Loewy, presented an Angelica Concert on the Rockeslilla Magazine - 2016
INCONTRO CON IL POLISTRUMENTISTA OLANDESE CON UNA REGISTRAZIONE IN STUDIO
Next November/December 2016 new CD of the group LESS OF FIVE .... title CHAPTER TWO.
Giorgio Occhipinti (piano) Gianpiero Fronte (alto&soprano sax) Giuseppe Guarrella (doublebass) Emanuele Primavera (drums)
ANGELICA - BOLOGNA
GIORGIO OCCHIPINTI- PIANO
GIAMPIERO FRONTE ALTO & SOPRANO SAX
GIUSEPPE GUARRELLA DOUBLE BASS
EMANUELE PRIMAVERA DRUMS
GIORGIO OCCHIPINTI (piano) GIANPIERO FRONTE (alto & soprano sax), GIUSEPPE GUARRELLA (double bass) EMANUELE PRIMAVERA (drums)
CONCERTO AL FESTIVAL ARCOSOLI 2015 AGRIGENTO
FESTIVAL JAZZ / NOT JAZZ 2016
Palazzo Branciforte via Bara all'Olivella, 2, 90133 Palermo
Teatro Salvatore Cicero 90015 Cefalù
ORGANIZZATO DALL'ASSOCIAZIONE AMICI DELLA MUSICA DI CEFALU' E CURVA MINORE DI PALERMO
LESS OF FIVE "CHAPTER TWO"
Giorgio Occhipinti, pianoforte - Gianpiero Fronte, sax alto e soprano - Giuseppe Guarrella, contrabbasso - Emanuele Primavera, batteria.
Formazione nelle corde di Giorgio Occhipinti e Giuseppe Guarrella dal 2004, anno in cui è stato pubblicato per l’Edichetta Discografica americana Nine Winds e prodotto dal polistrumentista di Los Angeles il cd "Acrobati Folli e Innamorati", quartetto completato allora da Olivia Bigniardi al sax alto e clarinetto e Antonio Moncada alla batteria. Oggi il gruppo si rigenera con l’ingresso di Gianpiero Fronte al posto della Bignardi ed Emanuele Primavera al posto di Moncada e presenta un nuovo progetto discografico per la casa discografica Caligola Records prodotto da Claudio Donà. Il nuovo Cd è intitolato “Chapter Two”. Un gruppo composto da musicisti di varie generazioni, che rappresentano la scena del jazz siciliano ai massimi livelli. Il pianista Giorgio Occhipinti con il December Thirty Jazz Trio, l’Hereo Nonetto e Hereo Tentetto, il Global Music Nonetto, ha segnato un vero e proprio solco nella ricerca del jazz italiano, ottenendo riconoscimenti ovunque, invitato nei festival di tutto il mondo. Si è esibito con alcuni fra i nomi più rappresentativi come Evan Parker, Joelle Léandre, Paul Rutherford, Barre Phillips, Peter Brotzmann, Lee Konitz, Gianni Gebbia, Lelio Giannetto, Pino Minafra, Gianluigi Trovesi e tantissimi altri con i quali ha inciso
moltissimi albums. Giuseppe Guarrella, altro nome di assoluto prestigio, anche lui componente del December Thirty Jazz Trio, ha suonato tra gli altri con Pino Minafra, Gianni Gebbia, Mario Schiano, Barre Phillips, Michel Godard, fra gli altri. Al suo attivo la partecipazione a circa 30 CD. Gianpiero Fronte, nel 2005 ha conseguito il diploma in musica jazz presso il Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” di Milano. Leader del Gianpiero Fronte 5et con il quale ha inciso il suo primo lavoro “Express 823” per la Convivio Records. Ha fondato a Cremona il quartetto di sassofoni “Quartoditono”. Emanuele Primavera, vince il primo premio al Concorso Nazionale “Chicco Bettinardi”, per i nuovi talenti. Ha suonato, fra gli altri, con Steve Grossman, David Kikoski, Salvatore Bonafede, Francesco Cafiso, Francesco Bearzatti, Giovanni Falzone. I quattro sono dei band leaders, Giorgio Occhipinti Global Music Nonetto con il quale ha inciso “Histoire" per l’etichetta tedesca Between The Lines e prodotto dal grande musicista autriaco Franz Koglmann. Gianpiero Fronte Quintet che ha inciso il cd “Express 823” per la siciliana Convivio Records. Giuseppe Guarrella Niwas Quartet che ha inciso il cd “Urban Lullaby” sempre prodotto dall’etichetta Convivio Records. Emanuele Primavera che ha inciso il cd “Replace” Alfamusic”. Le composizioni del CD e del concerto sono tutte originali, in maggior numero a firma di Giorgio Occhipinti, dove i quattro musicisti si muovono liberamente ancorati, però, alla scrittura.