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Gabriele Orsi is an amazing Jazz guitarist from Italy and who I will be featuring on a special playlist. I decided to name it the “Gabriele Orsi Montage.” He was very kind enough to send me several tracks from his new album “Monk’s Mind” and from other albums he has produced since 2007. They are all listed here on his website (In Italian). Here’s more of a Biography of him:

Guitarist and composer. At first, he played guitar in many rock bands but starting from 1993 he turned to Jazz. At that time, he attended Berklee summer school in Perugia during Umbria Jazz Festival.

From then on, Gabriele Orsi loves to play in small bands, playing especially his own compositions together with some traditional jazz excerpts which he is always readapting to his style. Nevertheless he attends also big bands and jazz orchestra ( Swing Time Big Band, Flight Band …)

He is coleader of some bands playing jazz, fusion and funk: “Freedom jazz trio”, “Silver jazz band” “ Fluxus Quartet”. Gabriele cooperated and performing with big music players as well as Biagio Coppa, Eleonora D’Ettole, Marco Castiglioni, Silvano Borzacchiello. Riccardo Di Paola, Silvano Serighelli, Carmen Staaf, Santino Carcano, Francesco Di Lenge, Maurizio Signorino, Daniele Petrosillo, Beppe Caruso, Rosalyn Robinson, Attilio Zanchi, Valerio Della Fonte, Joey De Francesco, John Patitucci and many others.

He had a training period with Jerry Bergonzi John Stowell, Joe Diorio, Steve Lacy, Jeff Richman, Ralph Alessi, David Friesen, Marc Ducret, Gino Robeir, John Riley e Bobby Previte.

In 2004, Gabriele Orsi and the saxophonist Maurizio Signorino constituted the project “Fluxus Quartet”, looking for a modern quality jazz which might be listened and understood also by “outsiders”……Learn More

There are more songs that you can listen to on his MySpace profile link.

There are two albums that can be downloaded on Amazon here.

There are two albums located for Itunes download here.

The rest of the CD’s can be purchased here.

If you would like to know when the “Montage of Gabriele Orsi” playlist will be airing, then just go to the Schedule link. The premiere will be at 8PM New York Time tonight.

Here’s a  promo video of their latest album “Monk’s Mind”:

Special Note: I am in the process of creating a “Contemporary Jazz” playlist of relatively new artist here, so if you are interested please contact me here and I will check your music. If it fits to the overall scheme of Jazz Con Class, then I will prepare a post, a special playlist and will place you on the this special playlist.

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