Non Temperato is a joining of the electric guitar and a classical orchestral ensemble. It is a hybrid of European-derived harmonies and the distorted sound of American rock music. It is a blend of elements explored in a unique and systematic way. Sound, composition, and imagination create a world of colors for getting lost in the listening.
Daniele’s debut album is a clear and powerful first artistic statement. Here his signature characteristics of terrifying technique, deep compositional sensibilities, and wide array of influence–from late romantic-era composition to jazz to metal–combine in an album that is diverse, thrilling, and beautiful. Tracks such as “Guitar Sbrego,” “Cardiology,” and “Marrakech Market” gained Daniele widespread recognition.
Daniele Gottardo & The Nuts is a hybrid jazz-rock trio, featuring Matteo Checcoli on bass and Giuseppe Risitano on drums. Their sound is a celebration of both languages, and an exploration of mixed repertoire. Though rock and jazz are often perceived as very different from each other, there are several points in common, and that is where The Nuts build the foundation of their virtuosic, intellectual, yet raw and powerful sound.
Their debut record, Giant Nuts, includes an original piece, the reckless and impudent “Vegan Fitness,” two rock covers, and several traditional jazz standards interpreted and arranged non-traditionally. The Nuts blend disparate elements in surprising, often hilarious ways, yet there is always continuity, the essence of their sound. A nod to Nirvana quotes French 20th Century composer Erik Satie, and the Russian folk tune most associated with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is interwoven with “Milestones.”