The protagonists of this episode are the Fabrizio Bosso Quartet and the beautiful city of Perugia.
‘JazzLife, Life in J major‘, the format created by Umbria Jazz and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, takes us in the city of Perugia to attend a concert by the Fabrizio Bosso Quartet, with:
- Fabrizio Bosso – Trumpet
- Julian Oliver Mazzariello – Piano
- Jacopo Ferrazza – Double bass
- Nicola Angelucci – Drums
Exploring the infinite possibilities of his own way of making music, thanks to continuous dialogue with the musicians who have been sharing the stage with him for some time, Fabrizio Bosso reaches here his most complete and mature artistic expression, both as a musician and as a composer. Not a point of arrival, but a new beginning that is sealed and renewed each time. During the concert, the trumpet player successfully leads the group and, at the same time, leaves all the necessary space for each musician to express their individual personalities, creating new sounds every time you hear them. In addition to the standards and improvisation, the undisputed pearl of this formation, the repertoire also includes the unique and unmistakeable compositional style of Bosso, expressed in original songs including ‘Rumba for Kampei’, ‘Mapa’, ‘Black spirit’ , ‘Dizzy’s blues’ or ‘Minor mood’.
When I decided to form this quartet, I wasn’t thinking about making records. Rather, I wanted to hear my music played by other musicians, with energy and “colour” that were different and fresh. The sound of the quartet is my current sound and they are, as well as friends, also the musicians who give me the most satisfaction on stage because they are able to bring out the sound I have in my head. With them, I have the great luxury of knowing that, even if I didn’t play, the music would work just the same. – Fabrizio Bosso
‘State of the art‘ is also the title of a double live album released in April 2017 by Warner Music, featuring some memorable moments. But every concert by Fabrizio’s quartet narrates a renewed ‘state of the art’, continuously enriched by new ideas and new energy.
The concert is held at the site of the largest medieval gates of Perugia: the Cassero di Porta Sant’Angelo fortified by Ambrogio Maitani in 1326, which stands in the 14th-century city walls. Until 2016, the building housed the Museum of City Gates and Walls and is currently home to an educational tour of musical instruments. From the terrace of the tower, you can admire a wonderful view of the city.