Check out the updated video page with many youtube links (2003 - 2016) to different solos & projects



2016 projects & collaborations:

Instrumental:

Iroko - Latin Jazz Quintet (Livio Zanellato winds, Rino Nicolosi keys, Silvano Manco fretless bass, Fabio Berto congas & bongos, Andrea Marchesini drums)
Massimo Currò JazzRock quartet (Massimo Currò guitar, Rino Nicolosi keys, Andrea Romano fretless bass, Andrea Marchesini drums)
Fugamarcau Jazz Trio (Mario Cau guitar, Federico Fugassa double bass, Andrea Marchesini drums)

Vocal:

Lorena De Nardi Quartet
Lorenzo Piccone blues trio
Pippo Matino & Silvia Barba BassVoice Project

Own projects:

Black Batik
Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot



2014 projects & collaborations:

Zingarò Italian Gipsy Swing (quartet). Local & national - Italy.
Fugamarcau Jazz Trio Mario Cau guitar - Federico Fugassa double bass- Andrea Marchesini drums
Pippo Matino & Silvia Barba BassVoice Project
Black Batik
Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot



2013 projects & collaborations:

DOC-G Electric guitar trio. International covers, Police Tribute; also DOC-Gézz (jazz version) and Unplugged/Acoustic. Local.
Zingarò Italian Gipsy Swing (quartet). Local & national - Italy.
Fugamarcau Jazz Trio Mario Cau guitar - Federico Fugassa double bass- Andrea Marchesini drums
Pippo Matino & Silvia Barba BassVoice Project
Black Batik
Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot



2011 & 2012 projects & collaborations:

Andrea Celeste Quartet. Originals, songs, jazz, soft acoustic quartet (piano & bass) with female vocalist - national & international. >>
Andrea Balducci Quartet. Covers, songs, crooner a-la- Sinatra-Bublé. Quartet with piano & bass - national & international. >>
DOC-G Electric guitar trio. International covers, Police Tribute; also DOC-Gézz, jazz version. Local. >>
BLACK BATIK
Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot



Dicembre 2007

New CD - demo by Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot & Rino Nicolosi Quartet :

Sulla pagina DOWNLOADS troverete i brani completi contenuti nel nostro nuovo Jazz CD-demo.
Si tratta di 2 sessioni e formazioni, ma con un tandem in comune formato dal pianista Rino nicolosi e dal drummer Andrea Marchesini.

Oppure scaricate direttamente:
JAZZ QUARTET Full length recordings (mp3s at 256 KB bit rate) from
Andrea Marchesini's Jazz Pot demo-CD ("Live in Studio" at Genova Conservatory of Music):

Listen to or download All of You (5:36, 10.515KB)
Listen to or download All The Things You Are (4:20, 8.133KB)
Listen to or download Blues (6:12, 11.634KB)
Listen to or download Everything Happens To Me (7:23, 13.854KB)
Listen to or download Lady Clara (Rino Nicolosi) (4:01, 7.538KB)
Listen to or download Magdeburg (A.Marchesini) (6:30, 12.197KB)
Listen to or download Wee (4:26, 8.340KB)
Stefano Riggi sax - Rino Nicolosi piano - Max Matis bass - Andrea Marchesini drums Rino nicolosi Quartet demo-CD (Live in Alassio july 2007):
Listen to or download My Little Suade Shoes (10:23, 19.480KB)
Listen to or download Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (5:00, 9.382KB)
Listen to or download Someday My Prince Will Come (7:00, 13.140KB)
Listen to or download Song For My Father (8:25, 15.811KB)
Giampiero Lobello tromba - Rino Nicolosi piano - Luciano Susto bass - Andrea Marchesini drums


Novembre 2007

New drum-solo videoclip of Andrea Marchesini, live in Alassio july 2007 with Rino Nicolosi Quartet :

Sulla pagina DOWNLOADS trovate un piccolo video ripreso con una fotocamera digitale di un bel drum solo. L'audio non è perfetto ma l'esecuzione è interessante. Registrato durante un live concert in Piazza Partigiani ad Alassio, accompagnato da Gianpiero Lo Bello alla tromba, Rino Nicolosi al piano, e Luciano susto al basso elettrico.

Andrea's drum solo live in Alassio-Italy 20 july 07 (Jazz Quartet; My Little Suade Shoes; 2:27 121MB)

Maggio 2006


Recensione "web" del CD Concert in Shillong :

Dal sito web www.genovatune.net :

Ci sono musicisti e musicisti, cantautori e cantautori, poeti che scrivono utilizzando la penna su di un foglio e poeti che utilizzano il suono come mezzo di produzione su di un supporto non tangibile ma presente quale l’aria. Ed è incredibile come la profondità di certe “poesie in suoni” giunga all’ascoltatore in maniera estremamente sublime, come se un poeta cantore leggesse un passo scritto.
Il paragone non è privo di fondamento se analizziamo questo “Concert in Chillong”, opera del notevole batterista\percussionista Andrea Marchesini, in collaborazione con il chitarrista genovese Alessio Menconi ed il bassista Pippo Matino, registrata in occasione di un tour in India durato la bellezza di 8 tappe.
Appare evidente, per chi non conoscesse il trio, che ci troviamo di fronte a musicisti tutt’ altro che “emergenti”, dotati di un back-ground musicale da far rimanere di stucco chiunque. Tale lavoro è la prova di come il jazz (debitamente contaminato da altre influenze) possa esplorare le parti più remote del concetto stesso di suono. E non è mai invadente, piuttosto taciturno ma al tempo stesso completo, corposo, tagliente.
Quando l’effetto sembra stabilizzarsi su lidi “slow” ecco che arriva la sferzata chitarristica o fiammeggianti paradido a portarti nel turbinìo del blues per qualche istante (si ascolti “Dif-Fusion” da metà in avanti) per poi riprendere i binari jazzistici e fusion.
Non servono parole, liriche: 3 strumenti sono in grado di fornire tutto ciò che serve alla costituzione di musica. E sono, spesso, più espliciti di qualsiasi testo. “Estremizzare” è un concetto molto più vecchio di qualsiasi altra musica. E in un mondo musicale il più delle volte indegno di essere fregiato di questo “titolo”, arrivano, innumerevoli e romantiche, le note e le percussioni di questi signori.
Maestri di musica, sicuramente. Maestri di gusto, direi indubbio. Disco non facile per i non amanti del genere. Vuoi perché è ben fatto, vuoi perché è suonato in maniera impeccabile, vuoi perché non è “cantato” (eccezion fatta per “Remembering”, ove compaiono solo accompagnamenti vocali) o semplicemente perché facente parte di quella categoria di “nicchia” che non potrà mai assurgere a genere di “tendenza”.
Ma, come la “mondializzazione” porta con sé esempi di sistemi intoccati\intoccabili, anche questo lavoro si inserisce, di diritto, nel suo posto di competenza, rispecchiando le doti dei creatori dello stesso. Senza parole (positivamente parlando).

Link al sito e alla pagina: www.genovatune.net/demo.php?id=244



Download Little Wing, live (direct-to-two-track, 6:53, 12.910KB at 256 bit rate)
in Dimapur - Nagaland - India feb 2004 (Andrea Marchesini drums & vocals, Alessio Menconi guitar, Pippo Matino bass).
People in Nagaland asked for a "Hendrix" encore, knowing Andrea & Alessio used to play a tribute.
Here it is, a bonus track to "Concert In Shillong" !




RECENSIONI!


Belle recensioni del CD "Concert In Shillong - Live In india" (del progetto Dif-Fusion di Andrea Marchesini, registrato durante la tournée del 2004 con Alessio Menconi e Pippo Matino)


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Sul mensile "Percussioni";
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Sul mensile "Chitarre";
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Sul mensile "Drumclub";
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Sul mensile "Percussioni"; For a larger view click on image
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NEW MUSIC!
15 apr in The Hague - Holland and 18 apr in Nancy - France: 2 great concert of extraterrestrial fusion with Jonas Hellborg and carnatic violinist Neyveli Radhakrishna from Madras. VVVVVVVVVVery nice music!


Marchesini-Hellborg-Radhakrishna in Nancy-France; click on photo for larger view

to download a high resolution version, click here



About my new CD "Concert in Shillong", well, reviews are starting to come in, but most important everybody likes it!
Rough times for music "2 listen 2", but that's what I always felt like doing, and this unknown "Live in India" thing, with a cute cover and dozens of true photoes of the tour, well, I'm proud of it. Regardless of the sales!
Talking about reviews: a long feauture on Drum Club - Italy (february), a short introductory note on Percussioni - Italy (march) which will pubblish a long review in april, and a little note on Drum! the american world-wide-spread magazine!
Promotion is a bit on pause because of a family problem (mom's got cancer and I've been fighting with her [for survival I mean] every day since end of jan), but, as with everything in life, the motto is "Never Give Up", so just ... a short pause. Ciao!



Apri o scarica e leggi una bella intervista ad Andrea, da parte di Dottor Zibba per il giornale - sito www.divo.info :



Record Release Party
Presentazione al pubblico ed alla stampa del CD

"Concert in Shillong - Live in India" - Andrea Marchesini's Dif-Fusion feauturing Alessio Menconi & Pippo Matino

merc 29 genn: Osteria Del Caffè - Diano Marina (IM) Via Genova, 12 - Tel 0183 498636 e-mail: losteriadelcaffe@hotmail.com
giov 30 genn: Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant - Alassio (SV) Via Dante , 102 - Tel 328 3925994

dalle 18:30 alle 20:00, proiezione foto, presentazione CD e materiale informativo, aperitivo




Sul sito www.divo.info una bellissima recensione del CD "Concert in Shillong" da parte di Dr. Zibba; dicembre 2004



HEY, the new CD "Concert in Shillong" is out!

Rear of the 6 page digipack 'Concert in Shillong'


    Samples (mp3s at 128 K bit rate) from the CD "Concert in Shillong":

    Listen to or download an edited version of Blackbird (2:31, 2373KB; full length 12:12)
    Listen to or download an edited version of Calcutta's Joy (3:46, 3544KB; full length 11:24)
    Listen to or download an edited version of Teen Town (2:09, 2023KB; full length 8:57)
    Listen to or download an edited version of Remembering (2:42, 2537KB; full length 7:03)



NEWS per l'Italia:

mio fratello Piergiorgio ha prodotto un CD di canzoni di Natale a scopi umanitari (raccolta diretta di fondi per AMREF-Africa). Partecipo anch'io con 3 canzoni eseguite dai DOC-G. Oltre a suonare la batteria, canto in inglese "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" e addirittura in tedesco "Sind Die Lichter Angezuendet"!!
Una grande iniziativa, ottima musica, ed un eccezionale regalo!



ENGLISH

Ciao a tutti!

Quite a while has passed since my very successful tour of North-East India with Alessio Menconi and Pippo Matino.
It was a very lucky chance being able to perform our own composition in front of a musically sofisticated audience, and I would like to thank all the people who made it possible:

Anung Longkumer and Keith Wallang of Springboard Surprises who organized the tour and the Shillong "Roots" festival: great dedication and impeccable organization. Thanks a million, let's do it again!

The Italian Cultural Centre of the Embassy in New Delhi, Patrizia Raveggi and Ilde Callocchia: your sponsorship was vital. Thanks for believing in my words! Same like before: let's do it again!

Congo Square and the Jazz, Blues, and Beyond festival in Kolkata: your program was a super highlight. Thank you Satyajit (very, very, very special thanks for everything), Vivek, Tapan, Ashok, Siladitya, Munia, Anjan, Kaushik. And of course Tumi, Dina, Poulomi.

Mapui in Aizawl for her friendship and help.

Moala and Kevi of "Pulse" in Kohima for making the Nagaland shows and workshop possible and for their enormous dedication and care. Yes, let's do it again! At least Kohima! Seriously, Moala, you are world class! Kinikase?

Khriehou in Kohima for an incredible Naga welcome cerimony in his Bara Basti house.

Imli Jamir and Phreno in Dimapur for a great party.

Avi and Manas of "The Works" in Guwahati for making us feel like the Stones! Ok, forget the Stones, but really, you were great to us, organized a super show, and your effort plus the beautiful town will take us back! Are you on? PS: thanks for the "Pizzeria" too!

Chaiti of The Park for her help on our Gran Finale in Kolkata.

Prabhat in Shillong for a great friendly dinner in Shillong.

All the musicians and friends in India who helped with instruments and transports!

Souvik Dutta of Abstractlogix for starting this all and "removing the obstacles" on our last gig.

Jonas Hellborg for his phone call in 2003, his friendship, his thoughts, his musicianship. Ciao stronzo!

Alessio Menconi and Pippo Matino: thanks for the laughs and the honour of making such great music together!

Antonio Silvi, Deputy Consul General in Kolkata or whoever helped Pippo in getting his last minute Visa (...)

My brother Piergiorgio for taking us to the Airport in Italy and for his constant support.

All the fans around the north east for their incredible enthusiasm!

Last but not least, thank you for everything Shawn. Did you follow the events?

TILL THE NEXT ONE!

(hey, besides a few contacts and leads we're already working on like Jazzmandu in Nepal, Unwind Center in Chennai, Park Hotels in Bangalore, Chennai, and Delhi, Festa Italiana in Mumbay and maybe even Kolkata, we would like to perform in the west and the south of India: any contacts or enquiries from Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cochin, or else? Time frames: either november 2004 and/or jan-feb 2005. Let's go!!!!!)

Hey, if I forgot YOU, send me a nasty e-mail, please!

andrea


Ciao! Jonas Hellborg and the organizers in Kolkata Superman!!!!! The crowd in Kolkata Mamaaaa! Ciao Souvik! Hey Mapuii! At our first workshop in Kohima, at Theja Meru's Dream Café Yes, they sang a traditional Naga song for us! Actually, try clicking on the photo to see a short clip! The kitchen and more singing at our welcome party in Bara Basti Village - Kohima - Nagaland Atsuo (local blues singer) on the left, Pippo Matino in the middle, and Moala of 'Pulse' organization in Kohima. Ciao!



IMPRESSIONS FROM INDIA (FEBRUARY TOUR 2003 WITH Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane (see www.abstractlogix.com for an exclusive INTERVIEW and www.congosq.org) for other news, articles, photos

Il Secolo XIX article 4 feb 2003; for a larger view (124KB) click on image
"Let's just say it was the best jazz concert I've been to in my life, and leave it at that. I'd heard Cobham and Ponty live a few weeks earlier, but it was nothing compared to the power and fury of Lane-Hellborg-Marchesini with Selva, a percussionist from Madras" Shubho Sengupta on the Nazrul Manch concert

"We had only three days to publicize the event, still then the audience turn out was great and for the crowds to see these legends, Live !! was so great and I could recall one of the audience chanting " HALLELUIAH !!! ".. It was great" Benjamin Nonoa on the Aizawl concert

"The band was then specially invited by the King and the Queen of the state of Tripura (talk about royalty!!). They played at their palace in Calcutta on the 22nd of February. It was a very private affair. The show was just mesmerizing with band playing real soft and delicately" Souvik Dutta

"They played from 10 pm to 2 am with a 30 mins breather from 11.40m to 12.10 am. Shawn was ferocious. Naima was a great highlight. Andrea Marchesini from Italy has been tremendous" Souvik Dutta on the Someplace Else - Kolkata concert

"... just came back from a clinic that Shawn , Jonas and Andrea did. it was just great. Shawn did a very powerful Little Wing that just got the crowd ecstatic. Then they went to a major record store and did a promo show for 30 mins. People had just gone ballistic. By the way, Andrea Marchesini is a very very impressive drummer. " Souvik Dutta

"For one good hour Shawn Lane and Jonas Hellborg and Marchesini gave it to us.If the guitar can be played faster, we'll never know. If there are better improvisations on the six strings we can never imagine. But that Shawn Lane was talking to God with his guitar, was there for all to see. He played. They played. And we were left with the hair at the back of our necks straightened for life." Henant Amant Jain on the Delhi concert

"The Tripura House private show in Calcutta in front of the Royal Family takes that honour, imho. What a sweet, sweet show that was!" Orko

"...smoking from what i hear......the show tomorrow is sold out......Shawn spent much of the evening signing autographs for hundreds of people on the streets of Calcutta....from what i hear there where people in tears..." Big John

"Lane, Hellborg and Marchesini blew the minds of most of the teenyboppers" Shubho Sengupta on the Delhi concert

INDIA TOUR DATES
Feb 6 Press Conference at The Park, Kolkata
Feb 7 Workshop at The Kolkata School of Music
Feb 7 CD Signing + short live show at The Landmark Music Store, Kolkata
Feb 8 SomePlace Else, The Park Hotel, Kolkata
Feb 10 Nazrul Manch, Kolkata, organized by Congo Square
Feb 15-18 Cloud Nine, Shillong (Meghalaya)
Feb 20 Vanapa Hall, Aizawl (Mizoram)
Feb 21 Private show at the Tripura House, Kolkata
Feb 23 Great Indian Rock Festival, Hamsadhwani Theater, New Delhi