Stefano Giust

Stefano Giust is an Italian improviser musician, drummer, composer and factotum of the independent record label Setola di Maiale.

His work has focussed on the broad spectrum of free jazz, improvised and experimental music. In the last thirty years he works on these subjects into an acoustic, electric, electronic and audio/video surrounding.

Born in 1968, he has started to recording his music at the age of 14. Since then, his approach remained uncompromising, embracing a diy attitude.

He has given concerts in Italy, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenja, Belgium, Poland, Croatia, Brasil and Vietnam.

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▶ “[One of the] top Italian-based improvisers” Ken Waxman, Jazz Word ▶ “There’s much to admire, ears for rarefied texture” Philip Clark, The Wire ▶ “Heterogeneously onward-looking drumming” Massimo Ricci, Touching Extreme ▶ “Un excellent percussionniste et un improvisateur sensible et intelligent” “[L'un des] animateurs majeurs de la scène improvisée italienne” Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Improjazz ▶ “Endlessly resourceful, he uses every surface of his conventional drum kit to generate sounds that are somehow unexpected while being completely in concert with the prevailing mood of the moment” “While never playing time per se, his drumming has got a real sense of pulse

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