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Riccardo Tesi

Italy’s folk music custom is merged with jazz, rock and roll, and world affects to make the lively dance music of Tuscany-born melodeon (diatonic accordion) participant Riccardo Tesi. Furthermore to performing being a soloist and with French mandolin participant Patrick Vaillant and jazz reeds participant Gian-luigi Travesi, Tesi provides lent his distinctively even, but rhythmic, playing to collaborations with Jean-Marie Carlotti, Justin Vali, Daniel Sepe, as well as the Tuscany-based group Ritma. While Compact disc Root base proclaimed him as “among Italy’s best music artists,” Rootsworld stated that Tesi provides “forged a popularity being a musician and author of great depth, in the design of his playing towards the technology of his agreements.” A indigenous of the tiny community of Pisoia in the heart of Tuscany, Tesi provides incorporated a different range of affects into his music. While rooted in a number of traditional Italian dance music, including saltarello, tarantelle, and tammurriate, as well as the musical customs from the Apennine Mountains, his music shows southern French, Balkan, African, Madagascan, and Indian affects. To enjoy the 20th wedding anniversary of his 1978 debut record, Tesi documented Bandita Liana, with accompaniment by guitarist/vocalist Maurizio Geri, saxophonist Claudio Carboni, and percussionist/vibraphonist Ettore Bonafe.

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