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DAVID NERATTINI – Drums
PAOLO PECORELLI – Electric bass and electronics
PINO PECORELLI – Double bass and piccolo bass
DANIELE TITTARELLI – Alto sax
GIOVANNI DI COSIMO – Trumpet and flugelhorn
LUCA VENITUCCI – Keyboards
Founded in 1998 by producer/drummer David Nerattini and brothers Paolo and Pino Pecorelli in Rome, I.H.C. is a band that reaches beyond the confines of any single musical category. Drawing from a broad scope of influences (ranging from Miles Davis, Sun Ra and Fela Kuti, to The Meters, King Crimson and Morton Subotnick), their sound is an undeniably unique and powerful mixture of jazz, rock, funk and avant-garde.
Members of the collective are some of the foremost italian musicians of the last two decades, involved in projects like the Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio, Ardecore, Etruria Criminale Banda, La Comitiva, Roberto Gatto Quintet, Ossatura, Jazz Guerrilla and in countless studio sessions and concerts all over the world.
Blending electronics with a natural bent for improvisation, I.H.C. are known for their wild and unexpected shows, bringing the audience into a always different sonic journey among their musical self proclaimed inspirations.
I.H.C. released their first record in 1999 (Unti dal signore), a self-produced live album (recorded in Rome at Il Locale) that has won the praises from the press and made them a stable of the improvisational music scene of the city. A second album, A Come Anima, followed two years later in a limited edition and it’s now a collector’s item.
After a 4 years hiatus, the band got back together in 2007 for a showcase tour in their hometown, followed by another tour of Italy’s most important cities in winter 2008. In 2009 the collective reunited again for two special projects: a tribute to the great SUN RA and a brand new soundtrack for Fritz Lang’s classic movie of the 20’s Metropolis.