Rosario Bonaccorso Quintet with Stefano di Battista
Rosario Bonaccorso, “instrumentalist of great experience and sensitivity”, as Franco Fayenz has defined him, has thirty-five years of collaborations, recordings and concerts on stages all over the world at the side of hundreds of American and European artists (just to name a few, Elvin Jones, Benny Golson, Billy Cobham, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Stefano Bollani, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Gato Barbieri, James Moody, Enrico Rava, Lee Konitz). Last year he played at Umbria Jazz in trio with Dado Moroni and Roberto Gatto, entitled The Italian Trio or rather the Italian piano-bass-drums trio par excellence, the sum of three of the most important exponents of tricolour jazz.
At the beginning of his career, Bonaccorso assimilated the tradition of the greatest double-bassist/leaders in the history of Afro-American music, and his musical maturity has led him to create his own style and a personal approach to jazz, which was not only based on a revisitation of the classics but also on their reinterpretation. To this he added his work as a composer with a strong melodic vein and band leader, author of intriguing projects in which musicians of the new Italian jazz often participate. This is the case of the quintet that plays at Umbria Jazz 19, with trumpeter Fulvio Sigurtà, Enrico Zanisi on piano and Alessandro Paternesi on drums.
Special guest, the saxophonist Stefano Di Battista who has a long partnership with Bonaccorso. Their musical partnership actually began in the late nineties and has become today an intense harmony, after five hundred concerts all over the world. The quintet will present A New Home, the latest album recorded for Jando Music.