February 15th saw the Marco Marconi Trio performing live at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho for the launch of their latest album, Nordik, released on the 33 Jazz label last year.
It was a fantastic atmosphere and the Trio played with verve and imagination, inspiring the audience with a new style of sophisticated, contemporary jazz that appeals right across the board.
Technically incredibly challenging, the Trio moved through the repertoire with ease, showing virtuosity and skill with the changing rhythms and moods of each piece. Most of the music was composed and arranged for the Trio by leader, Marco Marconi, who together with Andrea di Biase on bass and Enzo Zirilli on drums, breathe life into each piece, making it distinctively their own.
As reviewer Sammy Stein wrote: “Every so often the fates contrive to bring together musicians of incredible talent, put them in the hands of a good recording engineer, give them a good producer and the result is an album which is very special. Nordik is the result of such a series of events.”
If you were lucky enough to be at the gig then you will know exactly what Sammy meant.
— Marco Marconi (@marconijazz) March 2, 2016