John Novello Acoustic Trio
John Novello - Piano
Carlitos Puerto - Bass
Jimmy Branly - Drums
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Legendary Niacin band member and Hammond B3 player John Novello joins forces with renown Cuban musicians - bassist Carlitos Puerta and drummer Jimmy Branly. Carlitos is already one of the most recognized acoustic bass players to emerge in the last decade and Jimmy Branly's credits include piano virtuoso Gonzalo Rubalcaba, N.G La Banda, Isaac Delgado, Cuarto Espacio, Hernan Lopez Nussa quartet, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Strunz and Farah, Celia Cruz, to name just a few!
It would be an injustice to John Novello to try and compress a biography of his creative travels into just one page. Fans in fusion circles will be aware of his huge body of work with Niacin. Made up of Novello, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Dennis Chambers, Niacin is a trio that has remained a defining figure in progressive jazz rock. Originally on Chick Corea's Stretch label in the 90s, Niacin's experiential influence on modern musicianship can be compared to the shock wave created by Herbie Hancock in the 70s with sonic surrealism.
After years of working on various projects as both a musician and educator (including the widely recognized and utilized textbook collection published by Hal Leonard entitled The Contemporary Keyboardist), the story of the man, the music and the groove has come full circle with his latest solo release, B3 Soul. Released on the NuGroove/NoGo Label, the music of B3 Soul infuses old-school jazz with hip hop into a mix unlike anything smooth soul jazz listeners have heard before. However, fans that have witnessed the progression of Novello's music will understand that B3 Soul is indeed a return home for this musician that was nursed on blues and soul jazz.
A consummate and prolific artist always experimenting with new musical ideas, Novello has now reached over into a new market with his latest musical project "The John Novello Acoustic Piano Trio" - Novello Unplugged - for yet another chapter in the life of this extraordinary musician. Novello says "I've always admired acoustic music and so this project is very refreshing after all of the high energy jazz fusion I've been doing all of these years - I love the freedom and improvisational interplay!"
http://www.keysnovello.com John Novello
http://carlitosdelpuerto.com/bio.html Carlitos Puerto
http://www.jimmybranly.com/pressbio.html Jimmy Branly