“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr
Since we heard for the first time the music of Gianluca Petrella something within us got changed. Deep, incisive, fine, introspective.
All that our soul has always loved and looked for…
He is one of the most talented trombonist all around the world (winner for two times of the “Down Beat Critics Poll” award as best rising star trombonist), his international collaborations include, among others: Steve Swallow, Greg Osby, Carla Bley, Steve Coleman, Tom Varner, Michel Godard, Lester Bowie, Sean Bergin, Hamid Drake, Marc Ducret, Roswell Rudd, Lonnie Plaxico, Ray Anderson, Pat Metheny, Oregon, John Abercrombie, Aldo Romano, Steven Bernstein and the Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen.
Collaborations with italian musicians: Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Giovanni Guidi and many others.
In the “electronic area” he has collaborated with 9lazy9 (Ninja Tunes) and performed with the worldwide famous avant duo Matmos. In the same music fields stands the collaboration with Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer for the project Re:ECM. He works also with Nicola Conte and dj Ralf.
Actually he’s active with the new “Cosmic Renaissance”, the quintet composed by Mirco Rubegni (trumpet) Francesco Ponticelli (bass), Federico Scettri (drums) and Simone Padovani (percussions); the famous and acclaimed duo “SoupStar”, with the pianist Giovanni Guidi: they recorded a new disc for ECM in February 2015 after an important year (the last one) made by a lot of concerts all around the world; “Tubolibre” Quartet with Oren Marshall (tuba), Gabrio Baldacci (guitar) and Cristiano Calcagnile (drums); “Il bidone” quintet, the tribute to Nino Rota; in duo with Gabrio Baldacci; the solo “Exp and Tricks”, a musical journey in the first year of the Cinema (project in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna).
He works continuously with Enrico Rava and recently he created (with Paolo Fresu, Steven Bernstein and Marcus Rojas) the powerful quartet Brass Bang.
“103 Ep” is traveling on the most intimate and electronic side of Gianluca’s music, clarifying its fine taste with a series of cinematic atmospheres described with the combination of haunting jazz melodies with obscure electronic pathways.
This record captures completely the atmospheres evoked by dark cities, midnight, smoky streets, loneliness, existentialism and romanticism, allowing you to experience the jazz music from an unusual perspective.
This precious Ep is served on a 180gram Audiophile.
A special mention goes to the front cover, a mountainous painting realized by Swiss painter Conrad Jon Godly whose special talent brings realism to his work, giving an exceptional level of authenticity.