Paolo Fresu, Rita Marcotulli, Jaques Morelenbaum
Today’s Paolo Fresu is a musician who is not easy to follow due to the numerous projects in progress that return different traits of his artistic personality. From Chet Baker to David Bowie, or, speaking of formulas, from the duo to the orchestra, Fresu is a constantly evolving musician: he always manages to be true to himself and the artistic identity built during an already long career.
Two stars of jazz music (and not only) play with him in this trio: the outstanding Brazilian Jaques Morelenbaum on cello and the lady of Italian jazz, Rita Marcotulli, on piano.
Morelenbaum has often been grouped with the most important Brazilian artists, starting from Tom Jobim, with whom he also won a Grammy Award for the record “Antonio Brasileiro”. Besides being a cello virtuoso with a classical education, Morelenbaum is also a composer, arranger, conductor, and producer. Outside Brazil, he collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, and Madredeus. He recently made the record “The Sun On The Sea” with Fresu.
Rita Marcotulli has worked on many interesting projects in the last few years, such as: “Caravaggianti”, a work that moves across the board and free to pay tribute to the genius of Caravaggio; her collaboration with Maria Pia De Vito on Joni Mitchell’s songs; the concerts of Gino Paoli and Massimo Ranieri; the trio of Giovanni Tommaso dedicated to Gershwin; BAM with Quartetto Alborada and Marco Bardoscia; the piano duo with Dado Moroni; her participation in the charity festival of Umbria Jazz which took place in Assisi after the earthquake that struck Norcia. An honorable mention: the Roman pianist performed in China for Umbria Jazz in honor of President Mattarella during his state visit in February 2017.