Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet – Julian Oliver Mazzariello, piano Jacopo Ferrazza, double bass – Nicola Angelucci, drums.
Fabrizio Bosso’s State of the Art is the expression of the Italian trumpeter’s authentic, powerful and expressive artistic dialogue with his quartet. It represents a culminating point in the musician’s artistic and personal path. Fabrizio Bosso, joining forces with the members of his quartet, with whom he has been sharing the stage for several years to great critical and public acclaim, explores the boundless possibilities of music-making, thereby achieving the fulfilment of his career both as a musician and a composer.
Along with dazzling revisitations of jazz standards and virtuosic improvisations, the quartet’s repertoire also features Bosso’s masterly compositions in pieces like Rumba For Kampei, Mapa, Black Spirit, Dizzy’s Blues or Minor Mood.
State of the Art is also the title of the quartet’s double album, released by Warner Music in April 2017. Recorded live during their 2016 concerts in Rome, Tokyo and Verona, the album captures the tour’s most significant and jubilant moments, an experience the quartet today revives with an ever-renewed creativity and verve.
“Fabrizio Bosso is a great Italian trumpeter, an authentic and worldwide established jazz star: he has participated in live and studio projects that have gained acclaim and recognition for his huge expressive talent and his impressive technical qualities.” Mezzo TV
Post-bop Italian jazz trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso started learning the trumpet at the age of five, graduating only ten years later from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin at age fifteen. Upon graduating he was awarded a scholarship to study at St. Mary's College, Washington D.C.
He started his professional career in 1993 touring with major bandleaders such as George Russell, Dave Liebman, Steve Coleman, and later Gianni Basso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rosario Giuliani, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley. In 1999 he was awarded as Best New Talent through a survey promoted by Musica Jazz magazine and in 2000 released “Fast Flight”, his debut album as leader on Red Records.
2002 saw the release of “Jazz For More”, the first of a series of recordings with the High Five Quintet, followed in 2004 by “Jazz Desire”, then in 2008, on the prestigious label Blue Note, “Five For Five” and “Split Kick” in 2010 on Blue Note Japan. “Handful of Soul”, Mario Biondi’s album released in 2006 on Schema Records is yet another of the High Five Quintet’s noteworthy recordings which catapulted the Italian singer into worldwide fame.
In 2007, Blue Note released one of Bosso’s major recordings “You’ve Changed”, featuring a jazz quartet and a 13-string orchestra masterfully arranged and conducted by Paolo Silvestri, with renowned jazz musicians such as Stefano Di Battista, Bebo Ferra, Dianne Reeves and Sergio Cammariere, to whom Bosso owes his first steps into the world of pop music and his first appearance at the Sanremo Festival in 2003.
Again on Blue Note, together with Javier Girotto, co-founder of the “Latin Mood” quintet, Bosso released “Sol!” in 2008, followed in 2012 by “Vamos”, on Schema Records.
With his Spiritual Trio (Alberto Marsico, Hammond organ and piano -Alessandro Minetto, drums), Bosso first released “Spiritual” in 2011 and “Purple” in 2013 on Verve/Universal.
2011 marked another turning point in his career with the recording, in London’s Air Studios, of “Enchantment -L'incantesimo Di Nino Rota”, a tribute recording to Nino Rota, with the London Symphony Orchestra and rhythm section members Claudio Filippini, Rosario Bonaccorso and Lorenzo Tucci. The music was arranged and conducted by Stefano Fonzi.