The trio, founded in early 2012, consists of founding members Alessandro Di Virgilio and Dario Berlucchi on guitar, with Dario Scopesi on double bass. The basis of their repertoire is original songs played in a unique style combining jazz, swing, blues, and folk influences, along with a taste for film scores, while preserving their underlying Gypsy jazz style, which pays tribute to the sounds of famous guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Their most notable engagements include six consecutive editions of the world renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, where they performed more than 70 concerts, and where they were the opening act for the likes of Paolo Conte, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil; two editions of Jazz à Juan, one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe; two editions of the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine, the most famous Gypsy jazz festival in the world; three editions of the Moscow Jazz Festival; five different editions of the Torino Jazz Festival; two editions of the Bentivoglio Manouche Festival in Bologna; and one engagement at Trentino in Jazz.
Outside Italy, the trio has performed its largest number of concerts in Russia, more than 150 concerts in 70 different cities over five years, in the "first and most important large-scale jazz tour ever held in Russia" playing to more than 35,000 people overall.
They have recorded five albums: "Decanter" (2021), "Accordi Disaccordi" (2017), "Live Tracks" (2016), "Swing Avenue" (2015) and "Bouncing Vibes" (2013). While the first three albums, along with some original songs, include particular rearrangements of jazz standards and gipsy jazz, pop songs and soundtracks, it is with the last two albums that the trio best identify their stylistic matrix. In "Decanter" you can listen to the richest sound of their repertoire and their original production, with 11 songs written by the band itself. Not just gipsy jazz, but a combination of styles and inspirations, wisely dosed. Classical melodies, Latin sounds, blues, progressive and funky influences and ballads with cinematic sounds, influence each song of this important album, confirming the innate experimental vein of the band. Defined by critics as a shining example of new acoustic sounds, "Decanter" is certainly the record that gives the trio a leading position in the national and international jazz scene.
Accordi Disaccordi has been involved in many more collaborations, both in studio recordings and live, with important international musicians, including Angelo Debarre, Florin Niculescu, Gonzalo Bergara, Adrien Moignard, Jérémie Arranger, Dmitry Kuptsov, Natalya Skvortsova, Giacomo Smith, Anais Drago, Ginger Brew, Gilson Silveira, Emanuele Cisi, and several other European jazz musicians.
In 2018 they were engaged in the international promotion of their latest work, with legs in the United States, Australia and Turkey and several European countries, including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In early 2019, they were protagonists of their sixth tour major tour of Russia, during which they were hosted by some of that country's leading orchestras.
Since forming, the band has achieved impressive sales of their five albums, with some being reissued three times, and have received great feedback from critics and music industry insiders, who recognize them as leading lights on the Italian and European music scenes.
Decanter, the new album!
07 Rue Du Midi
08 The Other Song
Alessandro Di Virgilio lead guitar, Dario Berlucchi rhythmic guitar and Dario Scopesi double bass
Anais Drago plays violin in "Rubik", "Restart", "The Other Song" and "Magnolia"
Gilson Silveira plays percussion in "Decanter", "Rosarubra", "Barcellona" and "The Other Song"
Roberto Cannillo plays accordion in "Rue Du Midi"
Riccardo Conti plays vibraphone in "Easy"
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alessandro Di Virgilio in his recording studio in Rivoli (TO).
Cover design by Beppe Conti
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