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Giulia Valle

Bassist and Composer Giulia Valle was born in San Remo, Italy but raised in Barcelona. Her love for music began at a very young age—from classical to Italian showgirl Rafaella Carrá. She began studying piano at eight years old. When she discovered Jazz just a few short years later Mingus’ “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” and Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo à la Turk were the first pieces that stuck in her mind. “Live at Pershing” from Ahmad Jamal Trio was the first record she learned by heart, hammering away on her father’s Farfisa keyboard. Much of her musical education is owed to her father who, during her childhood, spent many months a year in Brazil and Argentina, bringing back tapes for Giulia of the folkloristic music he encountered: Samba, Baiao, Bossa, Chacarera

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Bassisterhood - Part 1

Read "Bassisterhood - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

All around the world, there is a bassisterhood that is rapidly expanding and claiming its rigthful place on the jazz scene. This week we'll focus on the queens of the low-end and the fascinating bands and projects they lead.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Noriko ...

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Francesco Bearzatti, Iain Ballamy, Charlotte Greve, Renaud-Gabriel Pion and More

Read "Francesco Bearzatti, Iain Ballamy, Charlotte Greve, Renaud-Gabriel Pion and More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Another week devoted to new and upcoming releases with a special focus on the latest albums by Italian saxophonist Francesco Bearzatti and the members of his Tinissima 4et, trumpeter Giovanni Falzone, bassist Danilo Gallo and drummer Zeno De Rossi. To complete this all-European showcase, two quite different projects by British saxophonist Iain Ballamy, the resounding elegance ...

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Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Iceland September 5-9, 2018 Iceland has produced, and continues to produce, many outstanding artists--some of them world-famous, such as Björk, Múm, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men--which is quite remarkable if one thinks that the country has less than 350,000 inhabitants. 130,000 ...

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Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Reykjavik Jazz Festival Reykjavik, Islanda 5-9.9.2018 L'Islanda ha prodotto, e produce, una grande quantità di artisti, alcuni dei quali molto conosciuti a livello internazionale come Björk, Múm, Sigur Ros, Ólafur Arnalds, Gus Gus, Emiliana Torrini, Of Monsters and Men... il che, a pensarci bene, ha dell'incredibile, se pensiamo che il ...

Enchanted house

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Love Song; Ballada; Graphic Content -for Jean Luc Godard; Déjà-Vu; Maria; Fugue; Duo Trash; Carrer Sant Martí; Ava Miri.

Giulia Valle Trio "Live in San Francisco"

Label: DISCMEDI
Released: 2016
Track listing: Track #1 Reguetown, Track #2 Opening, Track #3 Llueve, Track #4 Lucy Lu Track #5 Capitan Courage, Track #6 Chacarera Bulgara, Track #7 Joya

Giulia Valle Group – Live

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Intro; Drama’n’bass; Xuxi; Libélulas; Break a loop; Un sueño; Laberinto; Berenice; Chacarera búlgara.

Berenice

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Argentina; Break-A-Loop; Un sueño; Xuxi; Va y viene; Berenice; Shades Off 8 Intro; (*) Bonus Track

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Giulia Valle Group: Danza Imprevista

Read "Danza Imprevista" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

How refreshing and inspiring it is to hear a recording like Danza Imprevista. The level of musicianship, sincerity, and compositional verve is immediately apparent from the opening notes of the opening track. Here is an excellent example of a quintet speaking as one voice. The commitment that this group brings to these compositions is what brings ...


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