LORENZO TUCCI (Drummer /Composer)
Born in Atessa (province of Chieti, in Abruzzo), at a very young age Tucci moved to Rome where he started performing with established Italian and international artists of influence.
Over the years he has collaborated with numerous renowned artists such as Phil Woods, Tony Scott, Ronnie Cuber, George Garzone, Mark Turner, Tim Warfield, Emmanuel Bex, Kirk Lightsey, George Cables, Joanne Brakeen, Fabrizio Bosso, Massimo Urbani, Danilo Rea, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Flavio Boltro, Giovanni Tommaso, Mario Biondi, Daniele Scannapieco, Maurizio Giammarco, Stefano Di Battista, Dado Moroni, Rosario Giuliani, Luca Mannutza, Salvatore Bonafede, Karima, Max Ionata , Ada Montellanico and many others.
His latest album, SPARKLE, for Jando Music/Via Veneto Jazz, was released in April 2016, together with leading Italian jazz stars Flavio Boltro - trumpet, Luca Mannutza – piano, Luca Fattorini – double bass and guest artist Karima on the track “E po che fa” by Pino Daniele.
Among his hit albums are TRANETY and TRANETY LIVE, enclosed with the JAZZIT magazine, with Claudio Filippini at the piano and Luca Bulgarelli on double bass, DRUMPET, a duo album with Fabrizio Bosso at the trumpet, LUNAR, an experimental album for the Schema Records label, in duo with Luca Mannutza at the piano and keyboards, DRUMONK a tribute to Thelonius Monk, the debut album SWEET REVELATION (2000), recently remastered in Japan for Alborè Jazz, SCHEMA SEXTET, another outstanding album with Petrella, Giuliani, Bosso, Lussu, PHIL WOODS MEETS THE ITALIAN NEW GENERATION, with guest artist Franco D’ Andrea, PARADOXA with Salvatore Bonafede, etc.
In 2009, Tucci gathered together a number of stars on the Italian jazz scene, including Gianluca Petrella, Daniele Scannapieco, Alice Ricciardi, Pietro Lussu, Luca Mannutza, Walter Ricci, Max Ionata, Fabrizio Bosso, Pietro Ciancaglini and released TOUCH, which other than being the album’s title, has also become his pseudonym, inspired by his unique touch and style: fast-paced, powerful and captivating as well as passionate and unconventional.
Lorenzo Tucci is founder and co-leader of the High Five Quintet, together with Fabrizio Bosso and Daniele Scannapieco and considered the best jazz formation of the past few years. The quintet - coined as the “Jazz Beatles” because of their popularity - sees Lorenzo Tucci – drums Daniele Scannapieco – sax, Fabrizio Bosso -trumpet Julian Mazzariello (on first album) and Luca Mannutza at the piano, Pietro Ciancaglini and Tommaso Scannapieco on the double bass. The band produced six CDs among which is a live album recorded at Tokyo’s Blue Note, considered one of the world’s most famous jazz venues, over 30.000 copies sold.
During his work with the High Five Quintet, Tucci met Mario Biondi and together recorded the album that unveiled his extraordinary talent in soul/jazz: Handful of Soul in 2006, with over 500,000 copies sold and highly acclaimed by both critics and public alike.
Over the years Tucci has stepped up his collaboration with Fabrizio Bosso taking part in numerous bands and world tours, recording more than ten albums with him, including YOU’VE CHANGED (Blue Note) and ENCHANTMENT, a tribute to Nino Rota, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. Another noteworthy album is TRUMPET LEGACY, with Flavio Boltro and Fabrizio Bosso, which brought about the creation of the Latin/Jazz band Latin Mood with Javier Girotto and the recording of two important albums: VAMOS and SOL.
Among Tucci’s main long-term collaborations are those with sax player Rosario Giuliani with whom he was awarded first prize as best European Band under 30, at Brussel’s European Jazz Contest in 1996. Together they recorded five albums, among which is LUGGAGE, by the prestigious label Dreyfus Jazz and TENSION produced by Schema Records.
Lorenzo Tucci is also co-leader of LTC Trio (Lussu, Tucci, Ciancaglini) - the trio recorded HIKMET (2005) with the extraordinary participation of New York saxophonist Mark Turner and also recorded their critically acclaimed album A DIFFERENT VIEW (2007), which enjoyed extraordinary success, particularly in Japan.
His versatility and love of working in different musical contexts prompted Lorenzo Tucci to collaborate with DJ and producer Nicola Conte, with whom he recorded the debut album OTHER DIRECTIONS (2005, Blue Note), SPIRITUAL, and THE MODERN SOUND OF NICOLA CONTE (Schema Records), together with the Brazilian singer Rosalia de Souza, with whom he also recorded GAROTA MODERNA and D’ IMPROVVISO.