New Year's Eve Dinner | Palazzo dei Sette | Umbria Jazz

George Cables Trio feat. Piero Odorici

George Cables Trio w/ Darryl Hall & Jerome Jennings feat. Piero Odorici

Nick The Nightfly Quintet

w/ Jerry Popolo, Claudio Colasazza, Francesco Puglisi, Amedeo Ariano

Accordi Disaccordi and Anais Drago

Fri, 31 December - hours 22:00
Palazzo dei Sette – Bistrò
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George Cables Trio feat. Piero Odorici

If the artistic profile of jazz musicians is also determined by the colleagues they play with, Cables is considered a monument of modern jazz. This 76-year-old New Yorker has played, both live and in the studio, with Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and Dizzy Gillespie during his long career. His “collection” of drummers is extraordinary: Art Blakey, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Tony Williams. Two central partnerships: the quartet of Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper, of which Cables was undoubtedly his favorite pianist. Pepper used to call him “Mr. Beautiful”. Their collaboration is documented by a series of records for Contemporary and Galaxy, including the latest studio session, in duo, of the great alto saxophonist: an artistic will to share with a trusted companion. Over the last years, Cables has performed solo, with his trio, or with wider bands, besides educational activities in training programs for young musicians. His first musical education was with classical music, not with jazz, but African American music’s freedom and expressive power have captivated him. More than the pianists, his main influences were Miles Davis and Coltrane, their innovations, and how they managed the bands. After being educated at the hard bop school, Cables has always been curious about the evolution of jazz and the interest in young people. A classical but original artist who is always on the move. A very famous musician for the Italian public performs in the quartet, the Bolognese saxophonist Piero Odorici. He is a member of the quintet performing for the night-time jam sessions of the latest editions of Umbria Jazz.
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Nick The Nightfly Quintet

A very popular DJ and radio host, Nick The Nightfly, Malcolm MacDonald Charlton’s real name (his stage name is an homage to Donald Fagen’s album title), begins as a musician and singer. When he was young, Malcolm was a promising soccer player (the Scottish U18 national team selected him), and a badminton player, but the music was his real love. An Italian citizen since 1982, he is a star of Radio Monte Carlo for his cultural and ironic radio show, in which people can always listen to great music. He has hosted Sting, Pat Metheny, Peter Gabriel, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Herbie Hancock, Miriam Makeba, Caetano Veloso, Enya, Donald Fagen, Pino Daniele, Annie Lennox, and many others. He has produced successful compilations under the aegis of The Nightfly and Monte Carlo Nights, but he also loves to play music, both with the Monte Carlo Nights Orchestra and a smaller band like the quintet. A lovely and dynamic figure (artistic director of Blue Note Milano, festival organizer, producer, talent scout) who is well known by the public of Umbria Jazz for his live radio broadcasts of the summer Festival and as presenter and performer.
NICK THE NIGHTFLY QUINTET: Nick The Nightfly, Jerry Popolo, Claudio Colasazza, Francesco Puglisi, Amedeo Ariano
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Accordi Disaccordi and Anais Drago

Accordi Disaccordi is the name of a trio (solo guitar, rhythm guitar, double bass) that has carved out an original role on the Italian jazz scene, starting from the repertoire combining swing and gypsy. Behind that music, people naturally perceive the majestic shadow of a jazz legend who invented that genre: Django Reinhardt. The trio performs classic Italian and international songs in a modern key, and original songs, taking people back to the ‘30s. It is not just gypsy. The recent album “Decanter” is a clear example of their current music, constantly evolving and recalling multiple influences. The guest of Accordi Disaccordi (as was at Umbria Jazz 19) is violinist Anais Drago, ranked among the Top 10 best new talents of the 2020 Musica Jazz Poll. Her eclecticism allows her to move with ease among jazz, rock, world music, and experimentation. People should keep a close eye on her.