My name is Alessandro Olivieri. I'm 43 years old, and live in Bologna. I have been
interested in jazz practically since 1980.
Before that, I was absorbed in the study of classical piano.
I have always taken private lessons because I like to take a particularly slow pace.
Until 2003 I attended many different jazz seminars
and without a doubt the musicians who have had the greatest influence on me have
been Barry Harris, Benny Golson e John Taylor; I have participated
in numerous jam sessions with local musicians and performed in concerts in varied
formations, but the one most congenial to me has been the piano trio. In
as artistic director of a jazz club near Ferrara, I was able to take advantage of
this opportunity, playing in trio with bass player Glauco Zuppiroli and drummer
In 2003 I started studying bass almost as a
joke(a friend had left it at my house because of the distance and the inconvenience
of travelling with it by train); my piano studies made things easier, leaving me
more time to concentrate on the "mechanical" part of the instrument. It was
Grossman in 2006 who, during a rehearsal
with his quartet, heard me play and said "you feel more comfortable with the bass…!".
In effect, this expression illuminated me and gave me greater strength to persevere
in studying the bass.
In 2008 I participated in a seminar in Orsara
di Puglia(the master Kengo Nakamura was teaching) and I won a scholarship.
The following year, as the "prize" I played in a quartet at Cantina Bentivoglio(Bologna)
with Lucio Ferrara as guest.
In addition, in 2009, between one seminar and
another, I started my collaboration with the pianist Max Chirico, together
forming a duo.
In 2011, after having broken in this mini-formation,
we decided to make a record, so the duo rapidly transformed into a trio for the
express purpose of this project.
In April 2011, in a session with drummer
lasting little more than three hours, the record Silenzi Pieni "Black Sound Project
Vol. 1" was born.
A few comments on the recording:
This ensemble is characterized by an unusual energy and a strong sense of swing.
In addition, the mixing and mastering was handled by expert sound engineer in the
presence of the musicians so that the resulting sounds were as natural as possible,
closest to the real voice of the trio.
Silenzi Pieni has been among the best-selling records on cdbaby since 30 September/28
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