BREAKING NEWS !
So this guy is wonderful ! Mark has a big sense of humor and he's able to tell funny stories to the audience. People love him ! He's not only a singer, he's also a comedian ! On April 2014 I'll have the pleasure and the honor to play with him again, together with fantastic Maurizio Pugno's band.
Even if I normally play blues or jazz, I love to play different kind of music. This time I'll play with two fantastic musicians : Armanda Desidery on piano and Alex Carreri on bass, which are involved in what they normally call "Latin Jazz". Something totally different compare to the familiar ( and comfortable) world of the Blues. Ops, I have to study a bit... We'll play at Doria Jazz club, Milan on 16th, Bagatella, Varese, on 19th and Milestone jazz club, Piacenza, on 20th. Just to let you understand, watch Armanda Desidery playing in this video... Or read the venues list :
Oh this time Laura will perform as a singer and not as a pianist. That's cause Mr Carlo Uboldi will play with us. It's a pleasure and an honour to play with such great piano player. We play together many years ago and after that it didn't happened to meet Carlo again. They say "rare pleasure means a greater joy"
This time we went to Santa Maria, a small island which is part of Azzorre. We play with Maurizio Pugno large band and MZ DEE an Santa Maria Blues Festival. In the meantime, I took some pictures: the town, the bay, the festival. Go to gallery
One day my friend Walter Ganda, a great italian drummer, gave me a present :a book written by Chris Lacinak concerning new orleans drumming. "Second line ? I have something for you" he told me. So, I studied the book. This video is dedicated to Chris Lacinak, which has written "A MODERN APPROACH TO NEW ORLEANS SECOND LINE DRUMMING" and to Walter Ganda, which gave me a copy as a present. PS at minute 1.17 I KNOW I made a little mistake (too many cookwares to manage) but it was too bad to erase such funny solo... . SO, I left the mistake on the video. It's the music ok ? :-)
After a while, where we had to fix some changes in our band, we are finally back on the scene. Four new concerts, new songs and great passion. You can find all the informations on Collettivo Mazzulata 's website : www.ratafolk.it and/or on YouTube channel www.youtube.com/collettivomazzulata