In collaboration with “Barga per vie e sentieri”, Pro Loco Barga and Barga Jazz Club, concert “in the scepe” at the historic Medici jasper quarries in Barga: Fat Fingers Sax Quartet with Rossano Emili, Alessandro Rizzardi, Renzo Telloli and Moraldo Marcheschi.
Until recently not very many people were aware that decoration of the Cappella dei Principi in San Lorenzo in Florence is enriched by the diaspro extracted from three small quarries just outside Barga.
Once extracted, the diaspro blocks were transported to the Serchio River. From here on board foderi (rafts made with wooden logs) they reached the Maritime Arsenal of Pisa where they were partially worked by Turkish slaves. Subsequently, the boatmen brought they precious cargo up the Arno river to the port of Maggiore di Signa and from here transported the jasper over land to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence for its final processing. source
Fat Fingers Sax Quartet con Rossano Emili, Alessandro Rizzardi, Renzo Telloli e Moraldo Marcheschi