The project Neo originated in 2001 when two jazz educated musicians,
guitarist Manlio Maresca and
drummer Antonio Zitarelli, join Fabrizio Giovampietro’s bass to create an
instrumental avant-blues trio.
The geographic epicenter of the project is the sunny beach of Terracina, a
truthful town of southern
Lazio, although the trio is harmonically and rhythmically closer to Northern
music, except for the overseas influences of Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, John
Zorn or Minuteman.
They begin to propose their destructured and madly ironic sound to the small
clubs of Lazio, rewriting
the traditional blues and effectively experimenting an unconventional blend of
jazz, rock and punk who
leads them in a few years to major artistic achievements and a brilliant
reputation in Italy and abroad.
After two selfproduced albums, Neo are chosen by Wallace Records and
incorporated in the P.O