The van Merkenstein & di Franco Duo is presenting a mix of original compositions and innovative arrangements of jazz and popular music. This double bass and guitar duo embraces both traditional and modernistic styles.
Soul’s Spring – La fonte dell’Anima – is a modern jazz project led by Italian drummer Francesca Remigi. Music is considered as the main source (Spring) of our creativity and identity (Soul): it’s our own voice to touch people and reach them with the essence of who we are as thoughtful beings. It is spread through some original compositions inspired to the nowadays modern jazz scene, above all diving into the complex rhythmic experimentation.
Giovanni di Carlo – guitar, Flavio Spampinato – vocals, Simon Groppe – piano, Ramon van Merkenstein – double bass, Francesca Remigi – drums
Songs between two lands is a wide collection of travel notes. Behind these notes, there are stories of people and places deeply connected, but separated by distance. Songs between two Lands is like a bridge between Africa and South America. These lands, geographically far from each other but extremely connected, are reflected in original compositions and some of the finest popular songs.
Matteo Di Leonardo – guitar, Flavio Spampinato – vocals, Pierre A. Savoyat – flugehorn, Ramon van Merkenstein – double bass, Pierre Hurty – drums