The album includes seven original tunes, entirely composed and arranged by Matteo Di Leonardo and performed in quintet with very fine musicians like Filippo Bianchini on saxophone, Claudio Filippini on piano, Dario Piccioni on doublebass and Armando Luongo on drums.The cd involves also the participation, as special guest, of one of the finest european guitarists : Philip Catherine, who has played in two tracks of the album.
«These are some sketches of quotidian life. Everything comes out of observation, curiosity, travels and feelings. In a certain sense this music talks about a change of perspective, through which I could connect my deep-rooted knowledges with new fresh impulses.I’m sure that this work can represent what I am now, and the way I express it with music.»
Matteo Di Leonardo is a guitarist born and grown up musically in Teramo, Italy. He ends his jazz studies at the Conservatory of Brussels, the city where he brings foward his musical activity since 2015. He has performed on differents stages in Europe (Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland).
With his quartet he played at Umbria Jazz 2017, and he got the best compositions prize at “Zilina international Jazz contest 2017” (Slovakia). Matteo is also part of the important “Progetto AIR”, through which he spends a period of artistic residence in Nairobi during 2018.
Video - Teaser album
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