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Simone Guiducci

Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Born: May 24, 1962    

Simone Guiducci

Simone Guiducci, italian jazz guitarist and composer.

Born in Turin, Italy, Simone Guiducci, guitarist and composer, has been hailed as one of the most talented musicians on the Italian jazz scene since the early 90′s going on to make several internationally acclaimed recordings as leader. With his project GRAMELOT, a creative dialogue between italian folklore themes and jazz improvisation, Simone Guiducci has forged strong ties with the recording and concert worlds, working with Ralph Alessi, Erik Friedlander, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Chris Speed, Don Byron, Gianluigi Trovesi, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Pia de Vito, Nicolas Simion and Eberhard Weber. He has 4 cds produced by italian label Felmay : the debut album, CANTADOR (2000); CHORALE (2002) with Erik Friedlander on cello and Ralph Alessi on trumpet as guests ; DANCIN’ ROOTS (2004, featuring clarinetist Don Byron as guest), STORIE DI FIUME (2006) and the last release THAT’S ALL FOLKS, (december 2011), again with Ralph Alessi as special guest....
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Glenn Astarita on ALL ABOUT JAZZ (Usa)

…Overall, this is enlightening stuff! Unassumingly charismatic, Guiducci continues to flaunt his personalized approach to modern jazz in a conclusively prolific way ! …Feverishly recommended…

…Guiducci’s signature invocation of jazz and italian melodies is something of a trademark sound…

********************************************************** Bill Shoemaker on JAZZREVIEW (UK) - CHORALE

…the limpid “Last Chorale & Dance” and the children’s song-based “Filastrocca per Martina” provide a strong finish to the album reasserting the glow of Northern Italian folk music as the project’s main inspiration and the Gramelot Ensemble’s abilities in collectively improvised passages. It is a fullfilling end to a very satisfying album…

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Elliott Simon on ALL ABOUT JAZZ (Usa) – CHORALE

…Inspired by the invented “gramelot” language of 15th century troubadours and the modern gramelot of playwright Dario Fo, the Ensemble’s latest release, Chorale, exposes a quintet that is in search of a broader musical patois but at the same time is comfortable with its roots…

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Paul Olson on ALL ABOUT JAZZ (Usa) – DANCIN’ ROOTS

…the elements of the group’s sound—ethnic, folk, baroque, and jazz—always sound organic, never calculated or artificially inserted. Dancin’ Roots is great to listen to right out of the shrinkwrap, but it’ll stay with you: its top-notch group cohesion and sturdy tunes won’t grow tired as the album’s novelty fades. With this release, Simone Guiducci and his Gramelot Ensemble surely must be seen as one of the world’s best working jazz groups…

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  • Storie di Fiume

    Felmay
    2007
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  • Storie di Fiume

    Felmay
    2006
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  • Dancin' Roots

    Felmay
    2005
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  • Chorale

    Felmay
    2003
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  • Django's Jungle


    2001
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Primary Instrument:
Guitar, acoustic

Credentials/Background:
Teacher at Jazz Conservatory in Mantova, Italy

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CD/LP/Track Review

Storie di Fiume by Ian Patterson

Storie di Fiume by Glenn Astarita

Dancin' Roots by Glenn Astarita

Interviews

Simone Guiducci: Dancin' Roots

CD/LP/Track Review

Dancin' Roots by John Kelman

Dancin' Roots by Paul Olson

Chorale by Elliott Simon

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