Lucio Franco Amanti´s Jazz cello

What is Jazz cello?

I can understand your confusion if you have always, as many do, considered Jazz as something strictly tied to smoky bars and Saxophone players!

Let me explain just for a moment:

During the last century, Cello has become everyday more popular not only as classical instrument but it has inspired also many sound experiments in other contexts (Jazz, pop, electronica).

It´s unique range (one cello has pretty much the same range of the four saxophones) and it´s flexible identity (somewhere between a violin and a Double Bass) makes it possible for it to become a protagonist in future musical scenes!

To do that, we are asked to rediscover an art form that in our native classical music world has been forgotten and now almost feared: IMPROVISATION

What is improvisation?

Improvisation is what makes the musician being able to perceive an order where others cannot and then act on it through a process that meets half way between creation and tradition.

through the study of this art form many works came to be: from Bach´s  “well tempered clavier” and “The art of the fugue” to Coltrane´s “A Love supreme” and much much more!

In other words Jazzcello is for the first step to take in the endless quest of the Artist to look for something new and meaningful…

That being said, NO PANIC, there is no need of a music degree to enjoy my music

Please share and support this idea if you can.

Lucio Franco Amanti

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