The duo format is the most intimate dialogue between two musicians, a time when each player has to give up, dig deep to draw out the music from the instruments, the scores, from improvisations by the other. All this happens magically and so it has been from the first time Nico Gori played with Fred Hersch. The two musicians met together in July 2010 at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. Nico Gori was playing in the ensemble of the Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and Fred Hersch in Trio +2. Immediately they were drawn by the other's sound. The musical and human partnership between them, born from the desire to make music with each other, to explore, to get to know music, is understood as the highest and most noble goal, without any prejudice and clichés.
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