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Globetrotter reviewed by Audiophile Review

Globetrotter has been reviewed by Paul Wilson in Audiophile Review in April 2019

Luca Di Luzio – “Globetrotter” – Self Released

In the jazz genre, there is no classification or sub-genre I enjoy more than smooth jazz. Originating in Southern California, smooth, or contemporary jazz has more of a funky, R&B type of feel as opposed to the free form, improvisational style so widely recognized as jazz. It should therefore come as no surprise I absolutely loved the new release by Luca Di Luzio. Given where he was born, studied and the artists with whom he has performed, I would expect a more Latin Jazz type of work. However, I didn’t really find that to a great degree...

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Globetrotter reviewed by Textura Music Magazine (Canada)

Globetrotter has been reviewed by Textura Music Magazine:

Luca di Luzio: Globetrotter 
Luca di Luzio

“Globetrotter’s a thoroughly satisfying fusion exercise by Italian guitarist Luca di Luzio, though not perhaps in the presumed sense. “

“Key to the album’s appeal is melody, the guitarist smartly grounding his cuts with strong, singable themes, and with none of the eight performances exceeding five minutes, Globetrotter is never weakened by excess or bloat. As important to the project as melody is rhythm, which makes di Luzio’s decision to bring Jimmy Haslip and Dave Weckl aboard look brilliant.”

“Impressing too, of course, is di Luzio, whose fluid, ever-melodic playing on electric, acoustic, and classical guitars is the recording’s center...

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Globetrotter reviewed by Chris Spector – Midwest Record – March 2019

MIDWEST RECORD: CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher ​ – Volume  43/Number 152​ – March 22, 2019​

Copyright 2019 Midwest Record

LUCA DI LUZIO/Globetrotter:  An Italian guitar wiz that never heard of limits shows that music is the international language as he pairs up with some of stateside’s top smooth jazz/fusion hitters for a date that’s right in the pocket no matter what.  Smooth, as in stylish, this date has a back in the day feel without feeling like it has any dust on it.  With no one on boards fingers stuck in amber, contemporary jazz fans that like it on the easy side have a stellar winner of a set to deal with here.​

 

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Globetrotter reviewed by Grady Harp Top 50 Writers on Amazon.com

“Luca has made a mighty impact on the music world as is very obvious in this superb collection. Of the song S.I.S Luca remarks that ‘The only solo guitar tune in the album: it is dedicated to my father. I played it for him a few months before he passed away in 2014. He was laying on the couch and I was playing some standard song for him. Then he asked me to play an “Italian song” and I improvised this melody that I named “Simple Italian Song”. My dad loved music and he always encouraged me to do my best in everything.’”

“The moods and sensitivity of the works presented here reflect the life of an exemplary musician – a man whose passion for music embraces all manner of arenas played with virtuosity. “

Grady Harp, March 19

The full review can be read at: https://www.amazon...

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Globetrotter Summer Tour 2019

Globetrotter is the new recording project by Luca di Luzio as a guitarist and composer, produced and played by Jimmy Haslip.

Globetrotter is a journey in contemporary jazz where funk, blues, jazz and latin music come together on a musical common path. All the tracks are original and written by Luca di Luzio, a guitar player who studied different music styles to generate his personal music vision, based on two main characteristics: melody and groove. This is why he decided to have such a rythm section like Jimmy Haslip on bass for this recording project.

7 original tunes by Luca di Luzio and 2 jazz standards for a travel through jazz, funk and latin music together.

Luca di Luzio will be on tour from July 13th to 22nd in Italy and Europe with the following line up:

Luca di Luzio – guitar
Max...

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An old picture traces the timeline of my music life

The realization of a dream is a process that can take time, years, even 25 years.
The other night I woke up with a start, a memory of a photo had awakened me  during the night. In 1993, after a Yellowjackets concert, I took a picture with Jimmy Haslip, one of my favorite bass players who, 25 years later, is the producer and bassist of my first CD as bandleader .  I run to the attic and I found this photo in a box and mentally retraced these 25 years of music, study, frustrations, joys and small successes. Maybe I should have spent less time, maybe I’m late … but what really matters is that I kept the same enthusiasm, love of music, 25 years’ passion. Perhaps this is the true goal.

1993 Jimmy Haslip and Luca di Luzio

2017 Jimmy Haslip and Luca di Luzio

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2018 Projects: it seems it’ll be a very busy year! recording and gigging….

Hi,

It seems that 2018 will be a busy year … 🙂

I’ll be focused on 3 main projects :

  1. A record with my own compositions
  2. launching my online guitar course.
  3. a duo record playing my 7 strings guitar

I wanna share with You some informations about my first record with incredible musicans like Dave Weckl on Drums and Jimmy Haslip on electric Bass

Luca di Luzio and Jimmy Haslip

( that will also producing the record).  all original compositions from myself!

The main question I made to myself many times was : why???

Finally I have an answer : I need a portrait of a long journey in music, I wanna tell to everybody my story and the best way to do it is through my music...

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Improve Your Tecnique

I’ve struggled with Tecnique all my life , perhaps because I’ve never been a technical and fast guitarist, I’ve always preferred to concentrate on comping, expressiveness and dynamics. In recent years I have had to fill in the technical gaps with targeted studies that I want to share with you. Here are some suggestions:

 

  • Play every excercise very slowly
  • Accuracy is your main goal
  • Stay in time , don’t speed up or slow down
  • The metronome is your best friend
  • Stop playing if you feel pain in your hands / arms
  • Repetition makes perfection
  • Increase the speed a little more every week
  • Be patience

 

 

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Playing in Loreto Aprutino

Just back from a nice gig in Abruzzo. Loreto Aprutino is a small town near Pescara where we performed an afternoon concert organized by Archivi Sonori and great Bass Player Maurizio Rolli.

Gianni Ferreri, a talented trumpet player form that area joined us for a couple of tunes.

This was our first Journey on the new Van we got for gigging. It’s great when you can bring everything You need without negotiate with space in the car. Also this van is really confortable so we enjoied the trip , not only the gig.

We enjoied a lot playing in Loreto, the venue was a small Auditorium with enthusiastic audience. I also met someone with my same second name di Luzio , maybe we’re related from the past… who knows.

We’re now planning a new record,  with all original tunes ...

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Organ Trio plus Max Ionata

Time to get ready for a new gig !  Tomorrow night  great saxophone player Max Ionata will join my Organ Trio for a gig in Ravenna. Max Ionata is an amazing musician and a special person.We wil play some blues and standards tunes and I’m sure we’ll have good time.   Jazz Guitar, Hammond Organ, Tenor Saxophone and Drums is for my personal taste the “essence” of Jazz Music.

The venue of this gig is Osteria dei Passatelli , in Ravenna. It’s one of my favourite place. Great food , friendly people and a nice stage with everything you need for a Show. Here the link http://www.mariani-ravenna.it/mariani-ravenna/

So, I hope to see All of You tomorrow !

This is a picture from last summer gig

Check Max Ionata website: http://www.maxionata.com

 

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