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Guido Manusardi Quartet

- 2009

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Guido Manusardi, pianist and composer.
Born in Chiavenna.In his very early days Guido moves to Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark and, finally, ends up in Sweden where he lives for 5 years.It is in Stockholm that Guido meets the grat Red Mitchell, with whom he will establish a deep friend ship and musical collaboration.In 1967 Guido moves to Bucharest and finally comes back to Italy after 7 years.His live album “Live recorded at the Lubiana Jazz Festival”, wins the annual italian “Premio della Critica Discografica”.In 1977 his solo album “Delirium” wins once again the same prize and Guido is recognized “Musician of the Year” and in October of the same year he is invited with his quartet at the Jamboree Jazz Festival in Varsavia.In July 1978 he is invited at the Montreux Jazz Festival: Guido is the first italian Jazzman who participates at the festival. In the following years Guido will appear in many european festivals: Milan, Bologna, Pescara, Ajaccio, Verona, Padova, Genova, Zurig, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Umea (Swden), Ploiesti (Romania), Liubjana (Yugoslavia), La Spezia and Umbria Jazz.Guido has performed and recorded with many jazz artists: Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Art Farmer, Don Byas, Dexter Gordon, Al Heath, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Red Mitchell, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb, Jerry Bergonzi, Victor Lewis, Billy higgins, Cecil Payne, Shelly Manne, Booker Ervin, Joe Venuti, Curtis Fuller, Kay Winding, Jimmy Owens, Lou Donaldson, Joe Morello, Art Taylor, Hal Singer, Sture Nordin, Bjorne Alke, Lennart Aborg, Petur Ostlund Island, Zbigniew Namyslowsky, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen.Guido Manusardi is since 1997, art director of “Valtellina Jazz Festival” and since 1999 is art director of So Jazz Workshop and Festival. In july 2000 Guido was invited, from the Art Director of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), in Los Angeles to have a performance at the Museum with Billy Higgins and Trevor Ware and during his performance in L.A. he played with Billy even at World Stage - Hot Spot and here he recorded a CD - Live at the Hot Spot. Guido Manusardi is one of the few italians to be included by Leonard Feather in his “Jazz Encyclopedia”. 

- Guido Manusardi, piano
- Gianni Cazzola, drums
- Mattia Cigalini, saxophone
- Mattia Magarelli, contrabass

Label: GOLDEN JAZZ - Catalog: N° G CD J 1943 - Product by Massimo Monti - Musicisti Associati Produzioni M.A.P. - Music Edition: Musicisti Associati Produzioni M.A.P. - Distribution M.A.P. - Year of production 2009


Tracks list CD:
01. Mood - 5'45"
02. Falling - 3'39"
03. I can get started - 6'53"
04. Dna - 4'24"
05. Roulette - 5'17"
06. Young lady - 7'59"
07. How high the moon - 4'41"
08. I remember april - 5'23"
09. Crepuscolo - 3'19"
10. A foggy day - 5'46"
11. Gamla Stan - 5'10"
12. Laura - 5'57"

Original music composed by Guido Manusardi