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Lorenzo Tucci
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  • Band/Affiliation: High Five Quintet / Dynamic Trio
  • Country: Italy

LORENZO TUCCI is an Italian drummer and jazz musician from Abruzzo (Atessa, CHIETI), but Roman by adoption. Over the years he collaborated with a bunch of artists such as Phil Woods, Tony Scott, Ronnie Cuber, George Garzone, Mark Turner, Tim Warfield, Emmanuel Bex, Kirk Lightsey, George Cables, Joanne Brakeen, Massimo Urbani, Danilo Rea, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro, Giovanni Tommaso, Maurizio Giammarco, Stefano Di Battista, Dado Moroni, Salvatore Bonafede, and Rosario Giuliani.

He is one of the founding members of the High Five Quintet band, considered by critics and the public as one of the best jazz bands in the last ten years, which includes talents other than TUCCI, Fabrizio Bosso (trumpet), Daniele Scannapieco (sax), Luca Mannutza (piano), Pietro Ciancaglini and Thomas Scannapieco on bass. With High Five, TUCCI recorded six CDs: Split Kick (Blue Note, 2010), Live For Fun (Live at the Blue Note Tokyo, 2009), Five For Fun for Blue Note (2008), Jazz Desire (2004, Via Veneto Jazz) and Jazz for more... (2002, Via Veneto Jazz), other than Handful of Soul (2006, Schema Records) whereby High Five have released a triple platinum and critically acclaimed album with the revelation of the soul jazz singer MARIO BIONDI.

With BIONDI, Lorenzo Tucci also recorded a second album I love you more - live (2008) and the latest album IF (2009). He is currently involved, as well as in all of MARIO BIONDI’s tours from 2007 to today, with his trio band Lorenzo Tucci TOUCH THREE and Lorenzo Tucci - RANE (John Coltrane tribute). For years he collaborated with all of the trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso’s projects, with whom he created, in addition to the albums with the High Five, seven CDs, including You've Changed (2006, Blue Note).

He is co-leader of the group DYNAMIC trio with Luca Mannutza on Hammond organ and as always with Bosso on trumpet, and he’s also involved in an innovative project which combines jazz and latin sounds: LATIN MOOD with Javier Girotto & Fabrizio Bosso, with whom he recently released Sol for Blue Note.

Among all his recordings under his name, the latest in chronological order is called Touch (2009, Schema Records) which gains benefit with the collaboration of many musicians and friends such as Gianluca Petrella, Scannapieco, Lussier, Boss, Alice Ricciardi, Walter Ricci etc. Whilst in 2007 his second album under his own name is called LORENZO TUCCI - DruMonk (Via Veneto Jazz) with Fabrizio Bosso and Pietro Ciancaglini. Whereas, Tucci’s first release dates back to 2001 entitled Sweet Revelation, with Daniele Scannapieco, Dario Rosciglione and Peter Lussier.

Another initiative whereby LORENZO TUCCI is co-founder and co-leader is LTC Trio (Lussier, Tucci, Ciancaglini). The trio recorded Hikmet (2005) with the extraordinary participation of the New York saxophonist Mark Turner and A different view (2007), which had remarkable success with critics and audiences also in Japan.

Among the valuable long-term partnerships of TUCCI is with saxophonist Rosario Giuliani, they won in 1996 the first prize as the Best Band at the "Europe Jazz Contest," and together they produced five albums, including Luggage for the Dreyfus Jazz.

Thanks to his versatility, LORENZO TUCCI also works for years with the DJ and producer NICOLA CONTE, with whom he has recorded Other Directions (2005, Blue Note), Spiritual, and The modern sound of Nicola Conte (respectively in 2008 and 2009, Schema Records), and with Brazilian singer ROSALIA DE SOUZA, with whom he made Garota Moderna (2004) and the lastest Suddenly (2008, Schema Records).

"I prefer Zildjian, K Constantinople in particular, because they have a very warm and deep jazz sound and I feel myself a unique thing with their vibrations. I love them."

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