Alessandro Lanzoni piano, Doug Weiss double bass, Jorge Rossy drums.
Faced with the unexpected cancellation of Seamus Blake’s concert, we decided to keep the base trio that was to accompany him intact. The reason? The indisputable quality of the group itself, and in particular of the pianist Alessandro Lanzoni, a musician who leaves everyone speechless every time he goes back to the basement of the Plaça Reial. The Italian, however, has always come as a companion. This time, he will act as a leader. Recognized by Italian critics as ‘Best New Talent’ (2013), he was soon considered a pianist with solera: “He should not be judged as a young musician because he is already exceptional and possibly even more so,” said the prestigious American critic Ira Gitler. A disciple, among others, of Danilo Pérez, Kenny Werner and Franco d’Andrea, Lanzoni has worked with Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Roberto Gatto and other figures. He has played in the most important clubs and festivals in the world and has signed a brilliant solo career. From ‘Dark Flavour’, one of his works, Jacopo Cosi (L’Unità) rightly wrote that the pianist is the author of a work of “crystalline beauty”. Alessandro Lanzoni is undoubtedly one of the best pianists of his generation.