Giancarlo Mazzù and Luciano Troja play together on the italian jazz scene since 2002. Their music is mainly based on the search for new forms and expressions related to tradition, with a solid jazz background, mixed with folk music, classical forms and free improvisation.
They are composers and players in Mahanada Quartet, a well-known unusual ensemble that represented Italy in 2003 at the XI Athens Biennial and in several jazz and contemporary festivals in Europe and USA(among the others XI Klaipeda International Jazz Festival, Casa del Jazz Rome, New York University) ). and recorded three CDs, for SplascH Records label:[uno], Taranta’s Circles, and Mannahatta, internationally acclaimed by the critic. Taranta’s Circles has been included in .“Critic’s Choice Top Ten 2006” Cadence Magazine.Usa, and in Best Albums Of 2006 of All About Jazz Italy. ....
"Best Albums of 2009" All ABOUT JAZZ,Italy
Critic's Choice: "Album of the Year", "Group of the Year", "Musicians of the Year" Top Jazz Poll 2009, MUSICA JAZZ
"Favourite 10 CD's of 2006" El Intruso Jazz Magazine - Argentina