Alessadro Di Liberto
piano, composition, teaching
Di Liberto started studying the guitar at the age of eight, then switched to piano
under the guidance of maestro S. Figliola, taking private lessons. In
'85 he joined the Conservatory in Cagliari where he
started studying classical composition with A.Guaragna. In the same period he formed
his first live band and started performing in different venues in Cagliari. Having
developed a passion for jazz, after attempting the entrance examination he was accepted
as a student at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, where he studied jazz
piano for several years with Rob van Kreeveld.
During his stay in Holland, together with German saxophonist Klaus Gesing, he founded
the Di Liberto-Gesing quartet. With this quartet he toured around Holland and also
took part in some international prestigious festivals as the North Sea Jazz Festival
(The Hague), Beauforthuis (Holland), Villach (Austria), Jazz à Vienne (France).
In '98 he recorded a CD in Austria, entitled "Harmonix" with the above mentioned
quartet featuring Christian Weber on double bass and Ewald Zach on drums.
In the same year he started a collaboration with the Dutch guitarist Wim Bronnenberg,
which led to a second recording entitled "Stream".
In the Summer of '99 he returned to Sardinia and started an intense activity as
a teacher. Thanks to his work at the Conservatory of Cagliari, he set up a two week
master class for jazz improvisation.
In November '99 he recorded a CD in Milan, entirely
in his name, entitled "Tonalità Naturali", which features some of his most effective
original compositions. This CD released in 2002 gained
the favour of jazz critics. The quartet features tenor saxophonist
double bassist Sandro Fontoni and drummer Francesco Sotgiu.
In 2001 he founded a private school in Cagliari giving
music theory, jazz piano and jazz history lessons.
In 2003 he was asked by
to become one of the teachers of "Nuoro Winter Clinics" until
Since 2005 he has been collaborating with Conservatory
in Cagliari as Complementary Piano Teacher, also extending his output to Jazz Harmony,
Combo and (since 2007) Main Jazz Piano.
In 2006 he returned to Holland to record the album
"Clima di un'estate", all his own original compositions, featuring Dutch trumpeter
Eric Vloeimans, double bassist Hein v.d. Geyn and drummer Hans Van Oosterhout. Liner
notes are written by Hein Van De Geyn.
In the same year he formed "Improvvisarte", a cultural association with the aim
of organizing jazz events.
He was commissioned by the Lyric Theatre in Cagliari for a Summer tour in some of
the most important venues in Sardinia, for which he set up a trio with drummer Daniele
Russo and saxophonist Marco Argiolas.
In 2010 he devoted himself to his latest trio CD entitled
"Memorie di standards", released in November with the Italian label Philology. The
CD features Daniele Russo on drums and Nicola Cossu on double bass, and gained positive
reviews by Jazzit and Cadence Jazz Magazine.
In 2011, together with Birmingham based double bassist
Sebastiano Dessanay he recorded a CD called "Songbook vol.2" whose track list is
made up of some of the best Dessanay's compositions. The album was produced by the
British label F-ire. Special guest in this project is trumpeter Fulvio Sigurtà.
In 2012 he recorded the CD "Songshine", a quintet featuring
singer F. Corrias and saxophonist
This album contains a couple of his own compositions plus some of his arrangements.
The CD was released with Sardinian label S'Ard Music.
In October 2014 he recorded in Cagliari another CD
in his name, entitled "Four jazz Suites". This CD features Daniele Russo on drums
and Nicola Cossu on double bass. Special guest of this project is saxophonist
This album was released in 2015 by the American label
"Art of Life" and is available as digital download on ITunes.
Last but not least, in December 2014 he was appointed
Chair of Jazz Piano at the Conservatory N. Piccinni in Bari, where he has been teaching
Principal / Complementary Piano and Harmony within the Jazz Three-year and Two-year
courses ever since.
In the course of his career Alessandro Di Liberto has had the chance to collaborate
with many important leading musicians of the national and international scene, such
as trumpeters: Jon Faddis,
A. Gravish, Paolo
Fresu, L. Aquino, G. Amato, F. Sigurtà, Eric Vloeimans, saxophonists: K.
Gesing, E. Cisi, M. Carboni, R. Giuliani, M. Giammarco, S. Di Battista, R. Luppi,
R. Regis, M. Negri,
J. Lourau, M. Rosen, Michael Erian, singers: David Linx, Ana Flora, J. Yuille, K.
Leo, Imaani, F. Claassen, F. Corrias, guitarists: W. Bronnenberg, B. Ferra, M. Ferra,
P. Alfonsi, G. Corona, A. Lazzeri, drummers: H. v. Oosterhout, D. Russo,
D. Garcia, E. Zach, P. Frailis, A. Garau, E. Nijhoff, F. Sotgiu, G. Filindeu, vibraphonist:
Joe Locke, bassists: H. v. de Geyn, S. Dessanay, J. Somsen, S. Fontoni, N. Cossu,
Porta, C. Weber, N. Muresu, T. W. Andersen, Frans v.d. Hoeven and many others.
(Latest update: December, 2015)
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