I met Fabio few years ago playing as host of " Jazz Accident" and immediately I realized that he had great talent ... I believe that the progress he have made in recent years are truly remarkable . This is demonstrated by this very successful work " Blazar " , a disc that gives a nod to the New York jazz , but without neglecting the melodic vein - Mediterranean that distinguishes the Italian jazz musicians worldwide . As for the technique, this musician has nothing to envy to the best pianists of the international jazz scene , assisted by a rhythmic section always ready to indulge his musical input .
In my opinion a great record!
This new album is irrefutable proof of Fabio Giachino’s great skill, and shows a remarkable maturity of performance, despite his young age.
His music has freshness to it, and he possesses a natural talent for composition.
The band is really enthusiastic in playing together, never falling into the predictable, and develops rhythmic and melodic figures which keep the tension high, while still respecting the dynamics.
At long last a real band… congratulations Fabio!
Fabio is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I had the pleasure to share with him a relevant part of his artistic training, first as a student, then as a friend and partner in various musical adventures. Preparation, instinct, control and curiosity are some of the qualities that make Fabio unique in the field of contemporary piano.
We spent entire days together, playing jazz and studying the forms and geometries of composition. We listened to music from all over the world and we got lost in the paradoxes of physics and in the magic of prime numbers, trying to reach that extraordinary alchemy which is at the origin of great music, and could reveal the secret of sounds.
The great artists of the past have taught us that the most difficult thing is not what to play but how to play it. Well, by introducing himself Fabio faces this dilemma in the most challenging way: what and how you play are equally important, and they form an inseparabile and powerful unity.
And the numbers…the odd numbers that rule over the sudden changes of beat, besides the stylistic inventions, are small personal satisfactions.
This is a sign that a musician from the last century like me might have succeded in passing on something of value, besides a sense of swing and the power of expression.
Furio Di Castri
A few years ago I was invited to play as guest musician in a concert organized by the friends of “Maison Musique” in Rivoli (Turin), directed by Toti Canzonieri, an incredibile flute player and visionary poli-instrumentalist, who put together with great skill a group of musicians from different backgrounds and led them in an extemporary musical journey called “JAZZ JAMS- FREE AND CREATIVE IMPROVISATIONS”. The only thing agreed upon before going on stage was the starting tone. For two full hours, with a gesticulating Canzonieri at the front, we created sounds, music, groove and interplay, making the large and enraptured audience completely lose their sense of time and space. It was on this special occasion that my ear “caught” the young but “pianistically” mature Fabio Giachino. After so many years in music it’s not hard for me to recognize passion and talent. What struck me was the calm, concentrated yet humble attitude with which he approached a type of music that was a contemporary version of the Free movement of the late 60s, considered anachronistic, if not outdated, by the younger generation. But Fabio was in it with the inveterate self-confidence of an old timer. And in these cases, my curiosity as an artist and my wish to know more naturally drove me to enquire about the person.
Fabio Giachino was born in 1986 in Alba, the city of white truffles and fine wines, and raised in a family not so interested in music. But when he was given a small toy keyboard at the age of 7, for Fabio it was love at first sight. That’s when his compulsive curiority started, which is so typical of those predestinated to be artists.
Even when visiting friends, he preferred to pound on anything with white and black keys, rather than play with toy cars or soldiers. So his father bought him a keyboard “with more keys”, a music book, and Fabio started never missing Sunday Mass, to listen to the sound of the church’s magnific pipe organ.
That did it! He studied piano, then went on to study organ, and when a friend talked to him about “jazz improvisation” and had him listen to be-bop, Parker, Bud Powell, Sonny Stitt and then Stan Getz, the germ had already gotten inside. From Fats Waller to Bill Evans, from Art Tatum to Hancock, he spent entire days just studying music, listening to the Masters, familiarizing with that complex yet fascinating language that only jazz can speak.
In a few years he got his diploma in organ, then studied jazz with Dado Moroni and Furio Di Castri at the Conservatory of Turin, a city that shortly after put him in touch with other young collegues with whom he started his creative journey, his life as an Artist.
With Ruben Bellavia on drums and Davide Liberti on bass, Fabio Giachino found the ideal partners to release his creative urgency, by playing in a number of concerts and gigs. This enabled them to gain recognition and win several jazz competitions. After five intense years of performing together they recorded this inevitabile second album: “JUMBLE UP”, an alchemic “mix” of free, disciplined, fascinating and energetic creativity, which translates in a type of music which is respectful of tradition yet lives in the present, with an eye to the future.
What else to say…enjoy listening to the Fabio Giachino Trio
To start a career as a leader, I think one needs to have three basic qualities: talent, intelligence and perseverance.
I immediately sensed these qualities in Fabio, when we had the opportunity to play together for the first time.
Today I’m proud to write a few words about this fantastic work, in which the pianist plays and writes music with great sensitivity and talent, together with a solid rhythm section.
I was happy to have given my contribution to his debut album, so it could be realized in the best of ways.
In their latest album, the “Fabio Giachino Trio” have found the perfect balance, music which can be enjoyed by people into jazz and a more contemporary sound alike. Check it out!