This new quartet, formed in early 2018, brings Jonathan together with three great musicians from the Puglia region of southern Italy, featuring on alto sax the rising star of Italian jazz, Gaetano Partipilo, with one of the most dynamic rhythm sections on the European scene.
The quartet's repertoire combines re-imaginings of Beatles tunes with self-penned compositions by Jonathan and Gaetano.
The quartet's first album, Reiminaging The Beatles, is due for release in Autumn 2019.
Gaetano Partipilo is known for an original style characterised by a strong mixture of contemporary & mainstream jazz. His latest album Daylight is on the label of the godfather of Italian jazz, Paolo Fresu. He has played with everybody from Jason Moran & Dee Dee Bridgewater to Billy Cobham. “Partipilo is a complete-game player whose tone and phraseology is an exciting amalgam of alto history.” All About Jazz
Giuseppe Bassi, one of the most in demand bassists in Italy for the last 20 years, has a number of highly praised albums to his name as well as having graced the bands of Lew Tabackin and pianists Dado Moroni, John Hicks and Mal Waldron.
Fabio Accardi has performed at festivals around the world, from North Sea, Hong Kong, in Chicago and Paris, often as a band leader, and has a number of album rleases, particularly with his acclaimed band Precious. He’s toured with US sax stars Greg Osby and Dave Liebman.