"... Thanks to the incredibly intense, highly exciting interplay between the vibraphonist Mikro Pedrotti and the guitarist Simone Gubbiotti, a dark, mystical, powerful big city sound is created..."Jazzthing, 06-7-2020
Gianmarco Scaglia was born in Caorso (PC) in June 22th 1957. He is a double bass player and composer.
He started to play electric bass at the age of 15, after had seen Ron Gallagher great concert at Astra Cinema, and after thought that the bass had a minor number of chords than the guitar and it means that he didn’t have to work hard. The history teached him that he was wrong.
Thereafter he started to play double bass at Parma Lorenzo Cuneo Jazz School, one of the first jazzy school in Italy. He continued to study attending much workshop with Bruno Tommaso and Furio Di Castri.
In 1986 he attended Boston Berklee College of Music studying with John Repucci.
He attended some instrumental workshop with some of the most important double bass players of the world (D. Holland, M. Vitous).
He founded Open Frontiers Trio with Raimondo Meli Lupi. In 1994 he founded a trio with his name, with Claudio Fasoli (saxophonist) and Ettore Fioravanti (drummer) working on own composition and realizing his first CD Moods with MM Records label (MM43024).
Since 1984 he had worked with some important Italian and American musicians: Joe Diorio, Skip Hadden, Paul Wertico, John Helliwell, Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu, Franco Cerri, Max De Aloe, Marco Tamburini, Massimo Manzi, Claudio Fasoli, Ettore Fioravanti, Giulio Stracciati, Daniele Malvisi, Mauro Beggio, Ada Montellanico, Stefania Rava, Piero Odorici, Nico Gori, Andrea Marcelli, Fabrizio Bosso and someone else. He played also with: Orchestra Nazionale di Sofia, Jazz Art Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Ritmica.
He is active with 20 recording, of which 5 at his name. In 2003 his cds “Blue in Green” and “Jazz City” have been reviewed by an important magazine “Double Bassist”. In January 2011 Gianmarco recorded Body and Soul playing with Joe Diorio and Ettore Fioravanti.
Actually he is playing with Daniele Malvisi for Carla Bley project and Fabrizio Mocata on Puccini Moods project.
Gianmarco says: “I am not a freelance, I love carry on project which feel like mine.
Hailed in the press as "One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today", Paul Wertico was born January 5, 1953 in Chicago. He gained worldwide recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on numerous television shows, and frequently toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance," "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance," and "Best Rock Instrumental Performance"), magazine polls, and received several gold records.
In recent years, Wertico has continued to tour and perform around the world, as well as around the Chicago metropolitan area, where he is based. This led to the creation of his own band (the Paul Wertico Trio) and collaborations with jazz notables such as Larry Coryell, Kurt Elling, and Jeff Berlin. These collaborations enabled Wertico to be featured on group recordings in a variety of musical genres, and also gave him an opportunity to produce records. In 2009, Wertico's trio joined forces with Marbin, which consisted of Israeli musicians Danny Markovitch (saxophone) and Dani Rabin (guitar). The group performed as Paul Wertico's Mid-East/Mid-West Alliance, and recorded an album for the Chicago Sessions label that received accolades from publications such as the Chicago Tribune, DRUM!, and Modern Drummer. Wertico's current group is Wertico Cain & Gray, featuring multi-instrumentalists David Cain and Larry Gray. A 2013 recording by Wertico Cain & Gray, entitled Sound Portraits, won "Best Live Performance Album" in the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (2014).
When not touring, Wertico divides his career doing session work, producing, composing, and leading his own groups, as well as teaching. Among the musicians with whom he has played are Eddie Harris, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Sam Rivers, Bob Mintzer, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Roscoe Mitchell, Evan Parker, Jay McShann, Herbie Mann, Randy Brecker, Jerry Goodman, Ramsey Lewis, David Bowie, Charlie Haden, George Coleman, Diane Schuur, Nelson Riddle, Sonny Fortune, Ken Nordine, Tierney Sutton, and many others. Wertico is a member of the Larry Coryell Power Trio. From 2000 to 2007, he was a member of the platinum-record-winning Polish progressive rock band, SBB. He is also the inventor of TUBZ, made by Pro-Mark (who also makes the “Paul Wertico Signature Drum Stick”), as well as a new independently manufactured signature product called “Paul Wertico’s Acousticx”.
... Thanks to the incredibly intense, highly exciting interplay between the vibraphonist Mikro Pedrotti and the guitarist Simone Gubbiotti, a dark, mystical, powerful big city sound is created...