"I always heard about a musical encounter between Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, which unfortunately never occurred. Likewise, I always wondered what may have resulted, happened, emerged, if it had really occured.
Regrettably, due to the premature death of Hendrix, this meeting never took place. So, fascinated by these two musical icons and always having been intolerant of musical barriers, I decided to undertake a kind of imaginary journey around this "encounter" on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix death, by creating and arranging an alternation of my compositions with those of Hendrix and Davis.
For me, this project represented not only a way of satisying my great curiosity about music on a full scale, but also a different, alternative way of understanding the immense universe of Jazz, a musical genre that still retains that magic of continually metamorphosing its great wealth."
Trumpeter and composer Giovanni Falzone began playing the trumpet at the Municipal Band School of Music in Aragona, at the age of 17. He then enrolled in the V. Bellini Conservatory in Palermo, where he graduated in a short period of time under the tutelage of G. Ciavarello. In addition, he graduated, with the highest honors, from the Jazz Studies Program (arranging, historical-formal analysis, and improvisation) at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He won first prize as "Best Talent at Umbria Jazz, 2000", earning a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music, in Boston. He also participated as a soloist in a workshop/concert held by Wynton Marsalis at the Morlacchi Theater in Perugia, and in a modern-jazz seminar held by saxophonist Dave Liebman.