Camporgiano, Garfagnana was the location for a collaboration between a group of musicians, artists and cooks on a project which last year saw the first event in front of an invited audience at Rio Cavo, a trattoria just outside Camporgiano.
The percussionist and drummer Piero Orsi assembled three other musicians – all extremely well known for their work covering many decades in the jazz medium: Rossano Emili on clarinetto basso/sax baritono, Nicolao Valiensi on eufonio/trombone and Claudio Riggio on chitarra/voce for an evening all based around BIROLDO –
Inside the trattoria were installed a series of Biroldo paintings by Keane and heart paintings by Fabrizio Da Prato which were first exhibited as part of the #loveproject, in the 13th century church in the long-deserted village of Isola Santa (article here)
This evening Piero was back in Rio Cavo and once again with two professional musicians well known in their field: Rossano Emili on clarinetto basso/sax baritono and Luca Giovacchini on guitar.
This time the event was based around another motif – red wine. More paintings for the series of works on the subject of glasses of red wine by Keane (article here)
The food was classic Garfagnana fare – wild boar and polenta and the wine and the music flowed.
Towards the end of last year, the trio were playing their Omaggio to Paul Motian in the Barga Jazz Club (article here)
Stephen Paul Motian (March 25, 1931 – November 22, 2011) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer of Armenian descent.
He first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and later led several groups. Motian played an important role in freeing jazz drummers from strict time-keeping duties.