Anissa Gouzi Med Melange
Anissa Gouizi Voice
Elena Mirandola Violin
Gionni di Clemente Oud and guitars
Giacomo Dominici Bass
Francesco Savoretti Percussions, frame drums
Pino Basile frame drums, tamburello
ANISSA GOUIZI “Centomari”
The Italian-Algerian singer Anissa Gouzi, recently awarded as the Best talent at the international festival of “Fara-Music” (Rome), is presenting a preview of her original works, composed in collaboration with -and arranged by- the jazz pianist Emilio Marinelli.
A collection of lyrics and melodies in different languages and sounds, ranging from Italian to French to Arabic, shows the desire to narrate stories with particular attention to the topics of Journey and Migration, whether they be physical or metaphorical.
Journeys of Love and Injustice, and of Land and Hope.
A journey that speaks different music styles such as the Gnawi, the Chaabi from Algeria, Jazz and Italian folk music.
Besides Marinelli (a musician who counts on prestigious collaboration inside and out the jazz world, such as Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzeur, Kenny Wheeler, …), Anissa’s travel fellows are:
Gionni Di Clemente – a specialist on any chord instrument coming from the Western world or the Middle East, from oud to bouzuki to sitar;
Giacomo Dominici – playing the active double bass; he is a session man on the national jazz scene and winner of many contests;
Francesco Savoretti – rhythmics are by this percussionist, who is involved in many different national and international projects, well known for his refined timbre selections coming from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern instruments.
The experiment is completed by Tommaso Vecchiarelli, a multi-instrumentalist and a composer of electronic music, here on his laptop to give make acoustic sonorities “dirty”, filtering and introducing them as transformed in real time.
The result is definitely a very particular one, not easy to describe by following conventional lines. The sound tends towards world music, with the freedom of expression that is typical of jazz, still recalling the charm of tradition, so simple but also very direct and deep. While we would have preferred that ik integrate the power button into the knob rather than placing it on the www.trymobilespy.com/mspy back as a small on-off switch, this was likely done to reduce accidental power use when iloud is tossed into a backpack