Giovanni Guidi is an Italian pianist. “Avec Les Temps”, the last Giovanni Guidi’s album recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo, is released by ECM Record in 2019. Before that, he released 3 more album as leader produced by Manfred Eicher: “This Is The Day“(Giovanni Guidi Trio), Ida Lupino (Giovanni Guidi, Gianluca Petrella, “City of Broken Dreams “Giovanni Guidi Trio (Louis Sclavis, Gerald Cleaver).
Giovanni Guidi had recorded previously two other albums for ECM: “Tribe” and “ On The Dance Floor”, both by Enrico Rava.
Giovanni Guidi’s first album as a leader was “Tomorrow Never Knows”, recorded by the Japanese label VENUS, receiving five stars in a review by the “Swing Journal” magazine.
After that he released four albums for CAM JAZZ label: “Indian Summer” and “ The House Behind This One” recorded with his quartet, “The Unknown Rebel” with a band of ten elements and “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” recorded in New York with Gianluca Petrella, Michael Blake, Thomas Morgan, and Gerald Cleaver.
Guidi won, moreover, several awards, such as the “TOPJAZZ “ award by “Musica Jazz” magazine. Giovanni Guidi took part in a very large number of important jazz festivals all around the world. We may mention Umbria Jazz, Vicenza New Conversation, Zurich Nu Jazz, Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows, Stavanger Mai Jazz, Jazzaldia,Gent Jazz, Warsaw Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz, North Sea Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz, Portland Jazz, Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, and many others. Moreover , he performed in many clubs and theatres in New York, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Salvador De Bahia, Berlin, Paris, London, Munich, Dublin, Seoul, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Shenzen, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Tokyo, Osaka.
“City of Broken Dreams”, recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo was the First album as a leader released by the prestigious ECM label. (2013).
“Every now and then, the jazz world gets a wonderful surprise, and this year, his name is Giovanni Gudi. Actually, it’s no surprise to me, I’ve known him since he was a child, and I’ve watched his irresistible passion grow day by day. I watched him spend days at the piano, followed his musical growth almost daily, observing his limitless curiosity and the constant refinement of his musical taste. At this point, in spite of his young age, Giovanni is without a doubt one of the most interesting and original pianists on the Italian scene. Knowing him as I do, and having the good fortune to perform with him regularly, I’m certain that this is merely the beginning of an extraordinary career.” (Enrico Rava)
Giovanni Guidi Little Italy
Giovanni Guidi piano, Fender Rhodes / Stefano Carbonelli electric guitar / Nicolò Francesco Faraglia electric guitar / Federico Negri drum / Giovanni Iacovella drum
Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet/ Francesco Bearzatti, sax / Giovanni Guidi, piano/ Jacopo Ferrazza, double bass / Marco Valeri, drum
James Brandon Lewis, tenor / Gianluca Petrella, trombone / Giovanni Guidi (piano and Fender Rhodes) / Brandon Lopez, double bass / Chad Taylor, drums / Francisco Mela drum and percussion