Home » Jazz Musicians » Massimo Biolcati

Massimo Biolcati

21st century jazz is a global movement, and New York bassist Massimo Biolcati embodies the music’s creative reach. A first-call accompanist, producer, composer and bandleader, he is known as a founding member of Gilfema, the acclaimed collective trio with Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth and West African guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke that recorded two albums for Obliqsound. The group also recorded three albums for Blue Note as the Lionel Loueke Trio, including Karibu featuring Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Since moving to New York City in 2003, he has been thriving as a sideman working widely with Paquito D’Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Lizz Wright andLuciana Souza. As a leader he released Persona (2008, Obliqsound), an ambitious and critically hailed debut album of original compositions played by Loueke, pianist Peter Rende, and drummer Jeff Ballard, with vocal contributions by Lizz Wright and Gretchen Parlato. 

While touring the world and performing widely in New York, Biolcati also runs his own record label Sounderscore, a venture that is allowing him to release his own solo projects (Incontre – 2020, Momenta – 2022, On a Misty Night – 2023) in addition to producing albums by longtime friends and collaborators Lionel Louekeand Ferenc Nemeth.

Biolcati also runs iReal Pro, the music app he created in 2009 that has become an essential tool for musicians and music students. Since its inception, Biolcati has spent several years honing the code and developing the app’s features and capabilities.


Tags

Album Review
Multiple Reviews
Read more articles
Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
John Patitucci
bass, acoustic
Larry Grenadier
bass, acoustic

Photos

Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

On A Misty Night

Sounderscore
2023

buy

UnStandard

Sounderscore
2022

buy

A Way Out

Sounderscore
2021

buy

Momenta

Sounderscore
2021

buy

Incontre

Sounderscore
2020

buy

Three

Sounderscore
2020

buy

Videos

Similar

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.