Barga Jazz Festival 2007 kicks off this evening with the first of the Girando alla Tonda – Turn Around concerts which will be taking place all across the area in the coming weeks.
Tonight in Piazza Angelio the Garrison Fewell Quartet – Garrison Fewell – guitar | Loredana Lubrano – voice | Pierro Bori – drums | Gabriele Evangelista – double bass
Renowned for his mature, melodic sound and elegant, lyrical style of writing and playing, guitarist Garrison Fewell has established himself as a distinctive voice throughout his 30-year career. (website here)
Critics have called him “one of todayâ€™s most personal guitar players” (Boston Phoenix), “an assured stylist with a strong sense of tradition” (The New Yorker), “a player of virtuosity and swinging intensity” (UPI), and “refined, passionate, and inspiring” (Guitar Player).
His diverse discography, beginning with 1993â€™s Boston Music Award-winning “A Blue Deeper Than the Blue” (Accurate), counts multiple titles ranked on best of the year lists in publications like Coda, Guitar Player, Musica Jazz, and his hometown Philadelphia Inquirer. The long list of prominent Fewell sidemen on record includes pianists Fred Hersch, Jim McNeely and George Cables, bassists Cecil McBee and Steve LaSpina, and drummer Matt Wilson to name just a few.