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Alessandro Di Liberto

Alessandro Di Liberto started studying the guitar at the age of eight, then switched to piano under the guidance of maestro S. Figliola, taking private lessons. In ‘85 he joined the Conservatory in Cagliari where he started studying classical composition with A.Guaragna. In the same period he formed his first live band and started performing in different venues in Cagliari. Having developed a passion for jazz he was accepted as a student at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, where he studied jazz piano for several years under the guidance of pianist Rob van Kreeveld. During his stay in Holland, together with German saxophonist Klaus Gesing he founded the Di Liberto-Gesing quartet. With this quartet he toured around Holland and also took part in some international prestigious festivals as the North See Jazz Festival (The Hague), Beauforthuis (Holland), Villach (Austria), Jazz a Vienne (France). In '98 he recorded a CD in Austria entitled: "Harmonix" with the above mentioned quartet featuring Christian Weber on double bass and Ewald Zach on drums.

In the year 2000 he recorded a CD entirely on his name entitled: Tonalità Naturali, which features some of his most effective original compositions.The quartet features tenor saxophonist Emanuele Cisi, double bassist Sandro Fontoni and drummer Francesco Sotgiu. In 2003 he was asked to become one of the teachers of "Nuoro Winter clinics" led by Paolo Fresu until 2013. Since December 2004 he has become Main Jazz piano teacher at the Conservatory P.L. Da Palestrina in Cagliari, where he also teaches Arranging techniques both for small and larger ensembles (up to Big Band). In 2006 he returned to Holland in order to record his Clima di un'estate, a CD containing only own original compositions. This CD features Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans, double bassist Hein v.d. Geyn and drummer Hans Van Oosterhout. Liner notes are written by Hein van de Geyn. This CD is distributed by CD baby on all main digital platforms.

Since 2010 he's been busy with the presentation of his trio CD entitled Memorie di standards, released in November with Italian label Philology. The CD features Daniele Russo on drums and Nicola Cossu on double bass, and gained positive reviews by Jazzit and Cadence Jazz Magazine. In 2011, together with Birmingham based double bassist Sebastiano Dessanay he recorded a CD called Songbook vol. 2 and the track list is made up of some of the best of Dessanay's compositions. It was produced by British label F-ire. Special guest in the project is trumpeter Fulvio Sigurtà.

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Cadence Jazz Magazine: "The fun part of "Memorie di Standards" (Philology 450) is the way that pianist Alessandro Di Liberto and his trio take standards like “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Stella by Starlight” and then recompose them into “Days of Empty Bottles” and “In Ricordo di Stella,” new compositions with traces of the originals hinted at deep in the performance. This approach is not unlike what Gaslini did with Monk’s tunes on his Plays Monk (Soul Note 121020) way back in 1986. Instead of playing the head to the tune and then improvising on it, you find a distinctive melodic fragment from the standard and let it emerge from the new composition being created

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Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


I've been teaching in two differents Conservatories, since 2004. Conservatorio di Cagliari, P.L. Da Palestrina, where I'm still working full time and Bari, Conservatorio N. Piccinni (from '14 to '18). Up to now, I've been teaching several different subjects: from Jazz piano to Jazz harmony, Composing and Arranging for small and larger ensembles (up to Big Band) and Combo. Plus, I've had a lot of private students who came to me in order to improve their personal approach with jazz music and improvisational skills.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Flowery Piano

AurAle Music


Ian Shaw Italian...

Abeat Records


Four Jazz Suites

Art of Life Records


Memorie di standards

Philology Jazz Records


Clima di un'estate




From: Flowery Piano
By Alessandro Di Liberto


From: Flowery Piano
By Alessandro Di Liberto


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