Rosario Giuliani Quartet
“The Hidden Side”
ROSARIO GIULIANI QUARTET
with ALESSANDRO LANZONI, LUCA FATTORINI, FABRIZIO SFERRA
When The Hidden Side was released three years ago, Rosario Giuliani himself explained that it was not one of the many chapters of his artistic career. With this music the saxophonist, composer and bandleader from Terracina wished to explore and give a sound to his hidden side, to his more intimate sphere, both as musician and as man. This is the Giuliani who returns to Umbria Jazz, who has brought many of his musical projects in recent years to the festival’s summer and winter stages. The latest: Cinema Italia, a quartet dedicated to the soundtracks of the big screen (a field where Giuliani has worked a lot) and The Golden Circle, again a quartet but “pianoless” with Fabrizio Bosso, in homage to the innovations of Ornette Coleman.
The group of The Hidden Side sees Fabrizio Sferra, Giuliani’s longtime collaborator on drums, and two members of the young generations of Italian jazz: Alessandro Lanzoni on piano and Luca Fattorini on double bass.
The Hidden Side gives us a Rosario Giuliani in the fullness of his artistic maturity. Giuliani has long been one of the most famous Italian jazz players abroad, particularly in France where he recorded for a long time for Dreyfus, up to the death of Francis Dreyfus. He has had the chance of playing in China, also in festivals and tours organised by Umbria Jazz. He is greatly considered in the world of jazz, as the first most important stages of his career demonstrate: in 1996 the award named for Massimo Urbani and the following year the Europe Jazz Contest award assigned to him in Belgium as best soloist and best group. In 2000 he also won the Top Jazz award in the new talent category of the annual referendum held by Musica Jazz. He is a guest of the most important festivals in the world where he is considered one of the most authoritative representatives of Italian jazz.