Raphael Gualazzi from Urbino hardly needs to be introduced to anyone in this country. The jazz pianist and singer is a charmer, a crook, a taster, loved throughout Europe for his witty nonchalance. His new album LOVE LIFE PEACE, which will be released in Germany in autumn, is a flirt with soul, pop, blues and, as always, with the R’n’B. The first single release, “L’Estate di John Wayne”, achieved almost 10 million clicks on YouTube.
The roots of his music lie at the interface between the ragtime technique of the early 20th century and the lyrics of blues, soul and jazz. In his very own way he combines the typical stride piano sounds of greats like Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and Mary Lou Williams and the blues of Ray Charles and Roosevelt Sykes with the innovative influences of contemporary artists like Jamiroquai and Ben Harper.
LOVE LIVE PEACE includes songs in English and Italian, joy of playing, wit, danceable firecrackers and heartfelt ballads. A stirring invitation to simply enjoy yourself. A call to Love, Life and Peace!
In autumn and winter Raphael Gualazzi will be coming to the German-speaking countries for a few concerts and selected promotion dates.