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Born in Belgium in 1979, Fabrizio Graceffa started playing guitar at 13. At 17, he played with many rock and blues bands. Two years later he discovered jazz music. At 19 he took some private lessons with guitar players Marco Locurcio and Paolo Loveri. In 1999, he attended some workshops with jazz players like Pierre Van Dormael, Erwin Vann, Peter Hertmans, Jaques Pirotton, mike manieri, and more.One year later he formed his first band as a leader. This release features original compositions, written by Fabrizio. The songs were inspired by the cult "road movies" of the last century. "U-Turn" takes us on a sonic journey across American music (blues, folk, country and jazz) mixed with European rock and classical music.
Composer: Fabrizio Graceffa Quartet.
Personnel: Fabrizio Graceffa Quartet (guitar); Nicolas Kummert (tenor saxophone); Edouard Wallyn (trombone); Boris Schmidt (double bass); Teun Verbruggen (drums).
Audio Mixer: Marco Locurcio.
Recording information: Jet Studio, Brussels (10/25/2014-10/27/2014).
Editor: Fabrizio Graceffa Quartet.
Photographer: Filip Bunkens.