UPLIFT [To be released, 2022)
Uplift is new the realease of what goes under the collective group name of The Pucciarelli Group. The same quartet which previously release ‘Shall We Say It Is Worth’ now bring a tremendous album that will delight music fans for its great display of melodicism and virtuosity. This Italian quartet features some of the most interesting upcoming musician of the Napolitan Jazz Scene: Ergio Valente (Piano), Aldo Capasso (Bass) and Marco Gagliano (Drums). Uplift is greatly composed and hopes to display Pucciarelli’s vision of music to a wider audience.
Tunes We Like features Giuseppe in different duo settings with Aldo Capasso (bass), Sam Knight (tenor saxophone) & Irini Arabatzi (voice). Tunes We Like is an acoustic EP about semplcity. As Giuseppe recalls: “Acoustic’ because I decided not to record with an amp. ‘EP’ beacuse we didn’t have the time to record songs for a full album. ‘Semplicity’ because we went into the studio, sat down, recorded and left. I didn’t know whether what we recorded was going to be released. But here it is”
This project features recent graduates of The Guildhall School of Music, some of whom are rapidly becoming ‘musicians to look out for’ within the London and British Jazz scene. Such members include Sam Knight (Tenor Saxophone), Ed Rice (Piano), Ed Ireland (Bass), Jack Yardley (Drums) and Giuseppe Pucciarelli (Guitar). Feel Free To Feel Free’is an excellent album that reminds of the finest music of Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker. The band, in fact, explores sounds that act as intermediary between European and American Jazz.