Monome is a contemporary-Jazz Trio based between Pisa (Italy) and Berlin (Germany), which has been around since 2006, despite the fact that the three members have never lived at the same time in the same city.
Since then monome has been developing a refined interplay and an extensive repertoire which is entirely made of original compositions influenced by old masters like Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter and by contemporary Jazz musicians like Kenny Werner and Mark Turner. Also the whole modern rock/indie scene has become a big influence on the composition and arranging process.
Matteo Anelli, bass player, has been playing with a number of jazz-related projects (Grandmother – Mingus Project) as well as traditional music from Tuscany with Gatti Mezzi and Acoustic Blues with Betta Blues Society.
Piergiorgio Pirro, piano player, was awarded in 2008 with the scholarship of “Siena Jazz”, and he had a chance to study with Kenny Werner, Phil Markowitz and Omer Avital. He won in 2011 the jazz-competition “Babilonia Jazz Contest” with the quintet Pirro/Liguori.
Gianpaolo Camplese, drummer, currently living in Berlin after spending 6 years in Rome studying at “Percentomusica” and 8 months in New York, where he took lessons with Ari Hoenig. He is active in Berlin as well as in Italy with various music projects.
Peter Ehwald, Tenor Saxophone, is our special guest on this first album, contributing also with one original tune of him.