Gabriele Mirabassi, Roberto Taufic, Cristina Renzetti
Gabriele Mirabassi: from Perugia, a clarinetist who has ranged for ages between jazz and contemporary classical music, coming now to cultivate an intense love relationship with Brazilian music.
Roberto Taufic: the Honduran son of Palestinian parents, raised in Rio Grande do Norte and long established and very active in Italy, a guitarist who has added, as the cosmopolitan he is, the sounds of the world to Brazilian music.
Cristina Renzetti: singer and author, from Terni but Bolognese by adoption, with a diploma in jazz song from the G. B. Martini conservatory, long stays in Brazil where she has collaborated with some of the best musicians of the Carioca scene. It was in Brazil that she released her first solo album in 2011.
Different paths, human and artistic, but united by a vision of music that relies heavily on the art of dialogue and on the desire to approach that immense musical heritage of which Brazil is the depositary, with great respect but imprinting their own creativity as well.
From these three different routes was born Correnteza, which in Portuguese means river current and is also the title of a beautiful piece by Tom Jobim. It happened by chance that the meeting of these three musicians, aficionados and profound connoisseurs of the Brazilian musical universe, took place on the notes of this song. And thus arose the idea of working together on the repertoire of one of the greatest composers of the last century, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
In 2016 the album Correnteza was released by Hemiolia Records, the result of an inspired recording on an analogical tape in the Church of Santa Croce in Umbertide.