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Guido Spannocchi

Guido Spannocchi is a Vienna/Austria born London based woodwind instrumentalist specializing in Alto saxophone. He studied Jazz Saxophone and classical flute at the Conservatoire of Vienna as well as musicology at the University of Vienna & Paris VIII. His collaborations range from straight ahead jazz to trip hop and electronic beats as well as pop and funk whilst his original projects focus on contemporary jazz, improvisations and interplay. Spannocchi's sold out debut Album “Ahead Only” was published in May 2017 and recorded as well as mixed and mastered entirely analogue on tape as well as released on a limited vinyl record featuring Jason Simpson on double bass and Marco Quarantotto on drums. The record gained Spannocchi international reputation and is now considered a collectors item. A follow up album “Terms & Conditions” was released May 2018 and features Mao Yamada on double bass, Matheus Nova on electric bass and Cyro Zuzi on drums. Spannocchi's material combines eastern & continental European folk melodies and self invented lullabies with Brazilian and various urban rhythms and intricate harmonic structures. The repertoire comes to live through adventurous interplay of the musicians around the formal elements of the tunes and engages the listener. Past collaborations of Guido Spannocchi range from Tricky, Joe Zawinul, Sun Ra Arkestra, Knoel Scott, Burnette Thompson, Tony Kofi, Nigel Price, Jessica Lauren, elektro guzzi, Hannes Riepler, Gina Schwarz, Jure Pukl, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Pete Whittaker, Larry Bartley, Kelli Ali, Saleem Raman, Michele Montolli, DasPop, Spleen, Prince Zeka, Mimika Orchestra, Lady Vendredi and many more

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”An exciting regular at our Freedom Session” Paul Bradshaw, Worldwide FM ”Astreiner Jazz” Christian Bakonyi Ö1 Jazznacht 28.April 2018 ”with a sound as fresh as the wind in the British metropolis” Samir Köck Die Presse 21.August 2018 ”Deep compositions and great sound - a modern day Ornette” Tony Kofi On the Album “Terms & Conditions” ”a fantastic deep jazz record” Sounds of the universe Soho ”this album is creating a buzz” Paul Bradshaw worldwide FM ”tender compositions executed in a very muscular way” Jessica Lauren ”the perfect antidote” Tamsin Snow

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