of the new album by Francesco Buzzurro hits the nail on the head by giving an
exact description of the Sicilian guitarist. He needs neither a bass player,
nor a percussionist, nor a pianist. When Buzzurro takes to the strings, it
sounds like a full big band, and some of his fellow guitarists have to take a
second look to really understand what is going on. Francesco Buzzurro indeed
plays everything at the same time: the themes, accompaniment, bass and rhythm.
And when he creates improvisations over jazz standards, the entire bass line
follows, which regularly leaves the audience incredulous with astonishment.
current album, “One Man Band”, Francesco Buzzurro – who was trained as a
classical guitarist – offers a selection of his favorite jazz standards that he
fills with new life thanks to his brilliant technique and profound musicality.
His arrangements are buoyant, flowing and easily accessible, so it’s just fun
to listen to him. And that is something one could do for hours on end.