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Playing for people they love The Lorenzo Naccarato Trio Patrick Fabre

Playing for people they love The Lorenzo Naccarato Trio Patrick Fabre

Bengaluru has never run short of jazz experiences but when the city’s music lovers witness the Lorenzo Naccarato Trio this weekend, the encounter promises to be one of a different kind.

Comprising Lorenzo Naccarato on piano, Benjamin Naud on drums and Adrien Rodriguez on double bass, the Trio puts together an interesting amalgamation of influences and sounds that give their jazz a cinematic vibe. At the heart of the Trio's sound, frontman Lorenzo says, “Is ‘Kinematic Jazz’ – a word I chose years ago to describe how my compositions should be listened to and played.” The concept explores music as a cinematic experience themed on aural interactions made purely by the Trio’s music alone.

On their first international tour as a trio, the group is excited about the prospects of their visit. “A lot of work and energy has been put into making this adventure and dream come true. It also means the three of us get to make good memories together,” says Lorenzo.

He adds: “I’m also waiting to discover Indian culture and music in a holistic way and I love traditional instruments like the santur and tabla.”

On the setlist for the gig will be a mix of their first album Lorenzo Naccarato Trio and their upcoming second album Nova Rupta which will be released next spring. “All pieces are composed by me and arranged with Benjamin and Adrien. We hope that when people listen to us, they feel the love with which we play. Since we have some Italian roots, I’d say that at every concert, we play for our mothers,” he beams and adds: “We play for the people we love. But on a technical basis, one of the best feelings people can take away after seeing us is the connection and dynamics we build together.”

Starting in 2012, the Trio met in a French city called Toulouse. “I was finishing my university studies and had the luck to meet and play consecutively with Adrien and Benjamin. Right then, I was convinced that they were the right musicians to understand my music and build such a project.”

Looking back, Lorenzo says their journey has had a lot of struggle. “Being a musician is never easy. If we talk only about the music, it requires energy, practice and patience to become a good musician. But not only do you have to play your best, you also have to be able to sustain your project economically. For the trio, since the beginning, we are a team that is really close and we complement one another. This journey has been full of emotions and great encounters.” In the future, the Trio hopes to tour China and prepare for their second album launch. “We also hope to create a real link with India and come back as soon as possible to promote the album.

Catch the Lorenzo Naccarato Trio live at blueFROG, Church Street, on September 17 from 8.30 pm onwards. Tickets on BookMyShow. Call 69999549.


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