Gianmarco Liguori: Stolen Paintings (Sarang Bang)

 |   |  <1 min read

Gianmarco Liguori: Stolen Paintings (Sarang Bang)

Some weeks ago I mentioned having seen the group Dukes of Leisure play at the Auckland Observatory Skydome. On the same bill was Salon Kingsadore, also enjoying an appropriately spacey venue for music that took off on instrumental astral flights. Liguori is the guitarist with Salon Kingsadore but here leans more towards jazz than setting his controls for the heart of the sun.

He called on his former trumpet tutor Kim Paterson, who got out his contact book and called sympathetic players such as keyboardist Murray McNabb, saxophonist Brian Smith, bassist Andy Atwell and percussionist Miguel Fuentes. Influenced by soundtrack composers -- Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni -- whose work complimented the visual work of film directors, Liguori crafts music which is evocative, often has a vibrant Latin feel to it, and generously lets the other musicians have plenty of space.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Jazz articles index

Olivier Holland: Duets (Ode)

Olivier Holland: Duets (Ode)

Perhaps because it is a challengingly naked form, there has not been a great tradition in New Zealand jazz for duet recordings. In fact the only one that immediately springs to mind is Open Door by... > Read more

JOE LOVANO INTERVIEWED (2008): Life is in the learning

JOE LOVANO INTERVIEWED (2008): Life is in the learning

At 55, Joe Lovano is one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, and has a career notable for its diversity. He has played straight ahead and swing, worked with Cuban musicians and... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE SMALL FACES; UNDER REVIEW (DVD, Chrome Dreams/Triton)

THE SMALL FACES; UNDER REVIEW (DVD, Chrome Dreams/Triton)

While it may be fair to consider the Small Faces out of London's East End to be one of the most interesting and even musically inventive groups of the Sixties, it is pushing it -- as one... > Read more

VIETNAM IN 1969: A true story

VIETNAM IN 1969: A true story

In 1969, as an 18-year old, I went to Vietnam. Not to fight of course, but as a short-term "tourist". It was a brief event in a long life but confirmed for me even at that early age... > Read more