Francesco Diodati

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MARCELLO ALLULLI, FRANCESCO DIODATI, ERMANNO BARON

Tue, 31 December - hours 18:30
Palazzo del Popolo – Sala Expo
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Francesco Diodati

FRANCESCO DIODATI YELLOW SQUEEDS with FRANCESCO LENTO, GABRIELE EVANGELISTA ENRICO ZANISI, ENRICO MORELLO MAT MARCELLO ALLULLI, FRANCESCO DIODATI, ERMANNO BARON  FLOORS FRANCESCO DIODATI, FILIPPO VIGNATO, FRANCESCO PONTICELLI Ever since its first editions, Umbria Jazz Winter has proposed the same artist in different contexts in the programme, with the aim of offering a larger, if not exhaustive, cross-section of his musical identity. Francesco Diodati, guitarist, composer, improviser, with economic studies behind him, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting personalities to have emerged from the great ferment of Italian jazz in recent years. Part of his career is linked to Enrico Rava with whom he has collaborated since 2013. In 2015 the Rava quartet, with Diodati, won the "Top Jazz" award and then recorded Wild Dance for ECM. More recently, Diodati was called to be part of the Special Edition with which Rava celebrated his 80th birthday. Diodati is present at Umbria Jazz Winter with three of his projects: Floors, with Francesco Ponticelli on double bass and Filippo Vignato on trombone, is a collective trio born from a common vision: the search for a sound that superimposes acoustic and electronic sounds used in real time. The same name of the group evokes stratified music, on different levels, with a glance at minimalism and polyrhythms, without excluding more melodic moments. Yellow Squeeds, with Enrico Zanisi on piano and keyboard, Enrico Morello on drums, Gabriele Evangelista on bass and Francesco Lento on trumpet, is a formation that unites different souls and styles and which provides Diodati's compositions with a range of tones and colours of many expressive possibilities. The band's new album "Never The Same" (Auand Records, 2019) is intense and full of different colours. In an imaginary multidimensional space the pieces are continuously renewed through the use of hidden textures and overlapping structures. Mat, finally, in which the eclecticism, talent and great musical and human affinity between the three artists (with Diodati are Marcello Allulli on sax and Ermanno Baron on drums) results in a boundless fusion between neo-bop, funk, folk music, avant-garde and Mediterranean melody. The repertoire is vast and includes original compositions and personal reinterpretations of pieces by Puccini, Villa Lobos, Tom Waits, Mia Martini.  

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