RICARDO GRILLI Ft. JON COWHERD, DOUG WEISS & KENDRICK SCOTT
"... a post-bop guitarist with a sideline interest in the cosmos and a taste for the ultramodern." - Nate Chinen, New York Times
"...Grilli's considerable chops are in full effect in each setting... This is an admirable outing by a new face on the scene." - Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine
"Excellent, can't stop listening!" - Steve Greenlee, Jazz Times
Working in New York City, guitarist and composer Ricardo Grilli is one of the most prominent young voices of modern guitar. His most recent release "1954" features Aaron Parks, Joe Martin and Eric Harland and has received critical acclaim. He returns to the Blue Note with an exciting new group featuring Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship) Doug Weiss (Al Foster, Peter Bernstein) and Kendrick Scott (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Terence Blanchard) that will focus on selections from 1954 as well as new compositions with a notable Brazilian influence of artists such as Toninho Horta and Milton Nascimento combined with Ricardo's modern jazz sound, inspired by artists such as Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Chris Cheek. ...