Gianni Gagliardi Quartet feat. Chris Cheek - Bikram

Gianni Gagliardi Quartet feat. Chris Cheek - Bikram



Barcelona native Gianni Gagliardi delivers his third album as a leader after years of nomadic life and musical explorations. His unique sound, originality, and artistic integrity have enabled him to perform all around the world in extremely diverse situations ranging from jazz to flamenco.

Bikram is the result of a typical short but intense NYC studio session together with his Brooklyn peers and the stellar participation of Chris Cheek; long time referent in the international jazz community.

The album is a collection of original compositions inspired by a Hindu concept that encompasses prowess, courage and bravery. To Gianni, Bikram relates to the constant search to find a place in this world and to pursue your dreams no matter what.

Featured artist Chris Cheek is one of the most sought after saxophonists in the jazz world today, having played with legends such as Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow and Bill Frisell. He works on a regular basis with Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joshua Redman. Carla Bley descibes him as “the very embodiment of gentle and graceful lyricism.

Gianni Gagliardi - tenor saxophone, Chris Cheek - baritone & tenor saxophones, Tuomo Uusitalo - piano, Marty Kenney - bass, Jesse Simpson - drums

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