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Joe Diorio


Guitarist and composer {{m: Joe Diorio = 6285}} was born in Waterbury, CT, August 6, 1936. Joe had over 50 years experience playing the guitar and over 40 years experience as a performer and recording artist. He has worked with such jazz luminaries as Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, and Freddie Hubbard. He has recently toured Italy with Riccardo Del Fra (bass player with Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thieleman). In recent years he also recorded albums with contemporary performers including Robben Ford, Gary Willis, David Becker, and Mick Goodrick


News: Obituary

Joe Diorio (1936-2022)

Joe Diorio (1936-2022)

Joe Diorio, a guitarist whose soulful playing on albums by Sonny Stitt and Eddie Harris gave those recordings a special feel and whose pensive, ringing tones and polytextures on solo albums influenced fusion guitarists, died on February 2. He was 85. Diorio grew up in Westbury, Ct., and learned to play guitar at a local music ...


Article: Interview

Meet Joe Diorio

Read "Meet Joe Diorio" reviewed by Craig Jolley

This article was first published at All About Jazz on July 24, 2006. Early interest in jazz I got interested in jazz early. One of my first inspirations was hearing my uncle play. He was an accomplished mandolin, banjo, and guitarist, and he used to play all the time. My father played a little ...


Article: Album Review

Derupeto Quartet: Derupeto

Read "Derupeto" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Hailing from Linkoping, Sweden, Gothenburg-based Jazz guitarist Tobias Grim and his new eclectic quartet offer an exciting musical statement on their brash debut, Derupeto. On tap here is a highly energetic production showcasing elements of African, Brazilian, American and Swedish influences on a nine-piece album of fresh new originals from the band resulting in a contemporary ...


Article: Album Review

Michael Musillami and Peter Madsen: Pictures

Read "Pictures" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Guitarist Michael Musillami and pianist Peter Madsen have long traveled in the same circles, with Musillami's Playscape label showcasing both musicians in a number of their independently derived projects. But they don't often get to work side-by-side. Aside from Musillami's sextet record, Dachau (Playscape, 2006), the two have only appeared together previously on duo disc, Part ...



Label: Art of Life Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Talla Sunshine and Naima Rainbow: Dance for Their Father (7:40); Sonnymoon for Two / Four Score (9:46); Emiereicity (10:10); Lovely Afternoon (7:08)


Fabio Bottazzo


The rhythmical richness and melodic communicative distinguish his performances. A very interesting artist on the jazz scene today, guitarist and composer Fabio Bottazzo is stealing attention as an artist of elegant musicality, taste and intelligence. The phrasing reflects his various influences from Jim Hall to Joe Pass, but still personal and continually evolving. He has performed in Japan and Italy, also appearing in many festivals such as “Jozenji Street Jazz Festival”, “Bandai Jazz Festival”, “John & Jazz 2011” . He has played with Yasuhito Mori, Masami Fuji, Bruno Marcozzi, Amanda Tiffin and Sebastiaan Kaptein among others. Born in the town of Padova, Italy in 1971, he took up the guitar at age 16, studying as self-taught


Straight Ahead to the Light

Label: Art of Life Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Straight Ahead to the Light (10:27); Gong (8:04); India (10:13); Bagbito (6:55)


News: Recording

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

This is the third in a series of five CD reissues from guitar legend Joe Diorio's classic Spitball Records recordings from the mid-70s. Originally released in 1976 on Spitball Records, Straight Ahead to the Light was recorded on May 23, 1976 at The First Unitarian Church in Miami, Florida and features Joe Diorio on guitar and ...


Peaceful Journey

Label: Art of Life Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: With a Song In My Heart; Mystical Twilight; Blue Bossa; Peaceful Journey; Blues for Béla; Gentle Rain; Nijinsky; Chetanananda; Body and Soul


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