Gagliardi, Gianni

bju Records, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Gianni Gagliardi composed and produced all of the music on Nomadic Nature. He leads a quintet with drummer Mark Ferber, Alexis Cuadrado (b), Gilad Hekselman (g) and Luke Marantz (p). Many of the fleeting melodies are played in unison by Luke, Gilad and Gianni as on “L’ironie D’une Jolie Prisse De Téte”. The jazz-fusion on these eight selections was inspired by the city vibe in Paris, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Boston and New York. The pace is relaxed on “Margolinda”, a beautiful ballad before returning to the up-tempo “Timarelo” featuring Gagliardi. This is a cool modern fusion set.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity