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.

Giust has recorded an impressive number of albums with his own main projects or as co-leader. Current projects are: One Lip 5, Transition (IT/DE), Camusi, Magimc (IT/USA), Aghe Clope, Crash Trio, The Five Roosters (IT/UK), TAI Orchestra, Gamra (IT/CH).

He has played with hundred of musicians, including Gianni Gebbia, Mick Beck, Luc Ex, Kris Wanders, Steve Beresford, Tristan Honsinger, Edoardo Marraffa, Tobias Delius, Guido Mazzon, Ken Hyder, Thollem McDonas, Peter Jacquemyn, Gianni Mimmo, Clayton Thomas, Roy Paci, Wolfgang Reisinger, Vincenzo Vasi, Marco Eneidi, Eugenio Sanna, Tra My, Pham Thi Hue, Xabier Iriondo, Chris Heenan, Patrizia Oliva, Edoardo Ricci, Keiko Higuchi, Liz Allbee, Carlo Actis Dato, Stéphane Rives, Nils Gerold, MaryClare Brzytwa, Luigi Lullo Mosso, Bob Marsh, Massimo Falascone, Martin Mayes, Matthias Boss, Maresuke Okamoto, Gianni Lenoci, Jonas Kocher, Marcello Magliocchi, Filippo Monico, Kanoko Nishi, Francesco Guerri, Bart Maris, Nicola Guazzaloca, Domenico Caliri, Claudio Lodati, Vittorino Curci, Roberto Ottaviano, Giorgio Pacorig, Roberto Bellatalla, Jacopo Andreini, Bruno Romani, Guy Strale, Stefano Bartolini, Martin Wichtel, Mario Rechtern, Vincenzo Ramaglia, Sakis Papadimitriou, Emmanuel Louis, Giorgia Sylleou, Frantz Loriot, Massimo Ceccarelli, Bratko Bibič, Teho Teardo, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Errico De Fabritiis, Stefano Cogolo, Gustavo Costa, Jeff Gburek, Ninni Morgia, Noel Taylor, Paed Conca, Cristiano Calcagnile, Gian Luigi Diana, Angelo Contini, Rudi Fischerlehner, Agnes Szelag, Norman Teale aka The Norman Conquest, John Hughes, Mario Arcari, Roberto Del Piano, Rik van Iersel, Thanh Thuy, Nguyen Xuan Son aka Sonx, Kim Ngoc, Lotte Anker, Jakob Riis, Terje Thiwång, Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö, Raoul van der Weide, Burkhard Beins.

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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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Discography

Apnea

Apnea

Setola di Maiale
2017

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Magimc “Area Sismica”

Magimc “Area...

Setola di Maiale
2015

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Being Together

Being Together "Hanoi...

Setola di Maiale
2015

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Transition

Transition "At...

Setola di Maiale
2014

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One Lip 5

One Lip 5 "Apro il...

Setola di Maiale
2014

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Collettivo di Resistenza Culturale

Collettivo di...

Setola di Maiale
2013

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