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Black Batik
Latin Jazz & Originals

Rino Nicolosi, Dino Cerruti, and Andrea Marchesini are three busy musicians from Liguria - Italy.
After working together in many different situations, their hunger for high quality jazz-influenced instrumental "global" music brought them together again, this time for a top-notch repertoire of originals and much celebrated latin jazz & fusion classics

Black Batik, a funny name that came up after a bit of thinking. A framed batik from Sri Lanka has followed drummer Andrea Marchesini throughout his music career. Brought home as a present from his family after a long vacation in the east, it represents a percussion player, a totally black unique drawing which has been the background to hours of listening to great music ever since the '70s. Here it is now, representing the black aspect of our music and the openness to all other music forms from around the world.


Rino Nicolosi - piano, keyboards, arrangements, composition
Dino Cerruti - upright or electric bass
Andrea Marchesini - drums, voice, compositions, arrangements

Stefano Riggi - tenor sax or
Stefano Guazzo - tenor sax


Andrea Marchesini: Magdeburg; Back To Europe; Coasting.
Rino Nicolosi: Venus of March; Lady Clara.
Yellowjackets: Seven Stars; Freedomland; Invisible People.
Pat Metheny: Spring Ain't Here; Better Days Ahead; Naked Moon; The Chief.
Michel Camilo: From Within; Remembrance.
Hiromi Uehara: If
Michel Petrucciani: Looking Up
Steps Ahead: Pools
Uzeb: Nice
Jazz Standards: Someday My Prince Will Come; Jordu; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

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Black Batik "Plays Hard & Cool":

Chicken Feathers (Steve Kuhn)
Sometime Ago (Sergio Mihanovic)
Three Flowers (McCoy Tyner)
Stablemates (Benny Golson)
Eye Of The Hurricane (Hanckock)
Saudade (Walter Booker)
Along Came Betty (Golson)
Whisper Not (Golson)
Peace (Horace Silver)
Ruby My Dear (Monk)
Ceora (Lee Morgan)
Moment's Notice (Coltrane)
Crescent (Coltrane)
Time Remembered (Bill Evans)
Falling Grace (Swallow)
Joy Spring (Clifford Brown)
Nardis (Miles Davis)
Oleo (Sonny Rollins)
Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis)
Strode Rode (Rollins)