Guillermo Rizzotto: guitars
Silvia Pérez Cruz en voz.
David Pastor: Trompeta.
Paco Weht: electric bass
Salvador Toscano: drums
Guillermo Rizzotto trio - GRT
A territory of excitement
The electric powerful trio led by the prolific guitarist and composer Guillermo Rizzotto on electric guitar and loops, together with Paco Weht on electric bass and double bass, and Salvador Toscano on drums and percussion, offers a big palette of musical sources blended together.
They are involved in very different kinds of music. Rizzotto use the influences of all his background, roots of folk music from Argentina with its own african/european mix heritage, and put it on a new frame, also including ambient music textures, free improvisations, and electronic music.
The two musicians that completes the GRT, Salvador and Paco, are jazz musicians that have been involved in several pop music, and folk music projects, and as Argentine musicians they have in its own an “oral and technical” knowledge, the “taste” to play the folk patterns, even if they are doing it with electric instruments.
This music results in a contemporary and modern sound, in every compositions and improvisation from their repertoire, you will find lots of musical influences that can be old, modern, or even complete new results that can be included in a jazz festival, a folk music festival, and at the same time in an experimental music festival, every music have a place inside the Guillermo Rizzotto Trio.
I started to play electric guitar and to listen music with electric guitars at the age of 7 and this was my first approach to sounds and music. It was no classical guitar in my life at that time.
When I think in GRT, what it comes to my mind is “the place in which I can play whatever want”. From flamenco chord sequences with a distorted electric guitar sound, to textural ambient landscapes and loops with free and group improvisations, mixed with the musical roots of my country, which are a local development from the meeting between african rhythms and european harmonies, like “Con Raices de mi pueblo”, the first track of the brand new album.
The soft jazz ballade mixed with some `70 bridge guitars, as you can hear in “Del otro lado del río” or “Del adios”, some Jungle rhythmic patterns while playing a very sweet melody line entitled PAZ (peace), as the album title also. Sounds like if you were meeting Aphex Twin with Spinetta.
A one thousand million version of a Venezuela classical song played as if were a hard bop jam while the well know spanish singer Silvia Pérez Cruz is singing in a very clear and expressive way while, the same time, the hard bop and fast, almost chromatic lines of a trumpet that takes you to the Charlie Parker meets Miles in the sky alike...
You can find also a “weather report like” band sound while trumpets are flying around over an electric guitar arpeggio, Crimson like, while the bass is plain the melody with and octave pedal sound searching all together for texture, and again the Cueca rhythm from Argentina and chile lives in the same eco system while you here the “Bombo leguero”, the traditional percussion instrument from my land.
I wanted to hear also some Pink Floyd moods while i play a Vidala rhythm as if you were revisiting The dark side of the moon with a south american filter, and suddenly you will i the middle of this my “guitarra criolla” (the spanish guitar as we call it in Argentina) speaking about my origins and my ancestors that now, in the present through my composition meets my teenage influences and experiences in present moment.
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