The MARCHESANO / GIACHINO Duo, was born with the idea of building an original repertoire of entirely written music, making the most of the tonal possibilities of the two instruments available: double bass and piano. After initial rehearsals with very intricate parts, the musicians needed to leave more space to jazz improvisation, a common background, smoothing out the initial structural rigidity. The sound became more fluid and it was an almost natural consequence to think of water (in Japanese Mizu) as the main theme of the entire album. Although they both love to explore the possibilities offered by electronics applied to their instrument, for this recording the two artists decided on a strictly acoustic approach. Stylistically, no limits have been set, alternating wide melodies played with the bowed double bass with more jazzy parts, a music in which the passions of both naturally converge.
What probably unites two apparently distant musicians like FEDERICO MARCHESANO and FABIO GIACHINO is restlessness. GIACHINO easily moves in typically jazz contexts, as evidenced by the frequent collaborations with Flavio Boltro and Furio di Castri, and immediately after in the electronic sound of TUN. MARCHESANO switches naturally from Louis Sclavis' chamber jazz band to orchestral classical music. Although both live in the same city, Turin, the two had never met on stage before this album , not even for a jam sessions. However, a fleeting meeting at the Café des Arts club dates back to many years ago, when the two musicians decided that sooner or later they would have to play together, intrigued by their respective stylistic differences. Finally, in 2021, they decided that the times were ripe and begun to rehears some original compositions. In early spring 2022 they entered in Studio in Torino to record the set of songs that is their first album Mizu produced by Felmay records. FEDERICO MARCHESANO - Graduated in double bass at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, he got his master degree with the virtuoso Franco Petracchi, subsequently studied improvisation and composition with Stefano Battaglia and Louis Sclavis. He has worked in many classical orchestras including: European Union Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Academy of S. Cecilia, National Symphony Orchestra of RAI, Chamber Orchestra of Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin. He played under the baton of: Colin Davis, Myung Whun Chung, Bernard Haitink, Eliahu Inbal, Lorin Mazel, Gianandrea Noseda, Geffrey Tate, John Axelrod, Juraj Valcuha, Mikhail, Pletnev. He is the leader of the Atalante Jazz Quartet, with Louis Sclavis on clarinets, Mattia Barbieri on drums and Enrico Degani on classical guitar. Marchesano is the first double bass of the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra and also played with: Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano Battaglia, Butch Morris, Bob Moses, Jon Balke, Stefano Bollani, Gianluigi Trovesi, Ettore Fioravanti, Zeno de Rossi, 3quietmen, Emanuele Cisi, Mary Halvorson, Giorgio Li Calzi, Pasquale Mirra, Flavio Boltro, Francesco Bigoni, Domenico Caliri, Emanuele Maniscalco, Carlo Actis Dato, Achille Succi, Al Jazzeera, Roberto Cecchetto, Mauro Ottolini, Eric Groleau, Quintetto Bislacco, Gianmaria Testa, Saba Anglana, Cristiano Calcagnile, a.o.
FABIO GIACHINO was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Alba (in Piedmont, Northern of Italy) practicing and learning music in the stunning landscape of the countryside. Later, he moved to Turin which he adopted as his hometown. He is an eclectic artist that express himself through jazz and improvised music borders as pianist, but he is also active in electronic music (live and as a studio producer) and as a classical organist. In parallel with his academic classical studies (Alessandria and Turin conservatories) which led to two Master’s Degree in Organ Composition and Piano Jazz & Composition, he also took private lessons and workshops in Italy and abroad (NYC, Zurich, Detroit) with Antonio Faraò, Dado Moroni, Fred Hersh, Franco D’Andrea, Riccardo Zegna, Barry Harris, Joey Calderazzo, Scott Colley, Lionel Louke, Jeff Tain Watts, Hal Crook and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
FABIO GIACHINO FEDERICO MARCHESANO from Felmay Shop