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Gocce 05:16
Novela 04:41
Nuda 05:20
Neve 05:30
Tuba 03:20
Rom 05:30
Lite 03:38
Greta 04:39
Sentinelle 05:10
Atollo 06:02


Italian guitarist Giovanni Francesca is back at Auand Records’ with "Rame". Excellent composing skills and care for the whole sound, already showed on his previous work "Genesi", emerge powerfully through the tracks.

The time that separates these two albums has strengthened Francesca's composing approach. This can be heard on tracks as "Novela" and "Nuda", both featuring that intense, rich music writing the guitarist can put at the core of his compositions. On this rediscovered energy, he has built a sharper, more consistent sound. His new band acts at the same time as a limit and as a springboard on his way to achieving a new music cohesion.

Next to the leader, two trusted companions such as double bass and electric bass player Dario Miranda and drummer Aldo Galasso (both being also part of Francesca's Telegraph Trio), who guarantee a robust rhythm section as well as a constantly surprising interplay. Violinist Raffaele Tiseo (also doubling on viola and cello) and trombone player Alessandro Tedesco complete the lineup, providing a spark for the most original ideas to let these two very different instruments meet on the same ground (as in the nipping "Rom" and in the distant moods of "Gocce").

This already rich lineup hosts two top national jazz stars: pianist Rita Marcotulli and trumpet player Fabrizio Bosso. While she beautifies "Greta", one of the most meaningful tracks of the album, Bosso's improvisations give energy, lyricism and a poetic touch to "Lite" and "Sentinelle".

«The making of Rame — Giovanni Francesca says — has happened in a very
particular moment, a very intense and important one, emotionally speaking. A time of great changes, that have turned into melodies, chords and sounds. This music is the result of an effort to reach new destinations. And aiming at confirming one's identity».


released March 5, 2015

Giovanni Francesca - chitarra
Raffaele Tiseo - violino
Alessandro Tedesco - trombone
Dario Miranda - basso
Aldo Galasso - batteria

Special Guests:
Fabrizio Bosso - trumpet, flugelhorn
Rita Marcotulli - piano

Produced by Giovanni Francesca
Executive Producer: Marco Valente
Recording: Benevento, Italy
Engineer: Luca Frusciante
Cover Photo: Dino Musci


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Giovanni Francesca Benevento, Italy

“…Chitarrista versatile in bilico tra pop, esperienze teatrali e jazz, Giovanni Francesca racchiude nel suo secondo disco da leader Rame – il primo, Genesi, risale al 2012 – una contemporaneità strumentale difficilmente interpretabile in maniera univoca…”

“…Francesca è un prodotto stilistico di sintesi di cui Frisell è un piccolo elemento a cui bisognerebbe aggiungere un carico di altri nomi..."
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