Born in 1949 Arrigo Cappelletti studied classical music with his grandfather who was a composer and studied philosophy at the university of Milano

After teaching Philosophy during some years he turned to Jazz

First influenced by Paul Bley and Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) he joins the avant-garde and records with Barre Phillips, Roberto Ottaviano, Riccardo Fioravanti, , Massimo Pintori, Bill Elgart, Gioconda Cilio, Giulio Visibelli and other musicians belonging to differents background as bandoneon player Olivier Manoury and accordeon player Gianni Coscia.

His art goes beyond the limits of jazz, involving literature (especially North and South American and Portuguese) poetry and vocal pieces reminding of Italian "verism".

Arrigo Cappelletti ,a remarkable pianist and improviser is also a mountain climber and a musicologist.
He wrote an essay about Jazzz: IL PROFUMO DEL JAZZ (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli 1996)

  Download in MP3 (11,8M! ) or listen to Free Tango featuring Arrigo Cappelletti:piano, Roberto Dani: percussions, Andrea Dulbecco: Vibes, Bebbo Ferra Guitar, Salvatore Maiore:double bass, Olivier Manoury:bandoneon.

Discography:

1982 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI TRIO ˝ RESIDUI (COOP. LA PERA BOLOGNA)
1984 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI TRIO ˝ BIANCO E NERO (BULL RECORD)
1986 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI / OTTAVIANO QUARTET - SAMADHI (
Splasc(h) Records)
1987 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI TRIO - REFLECTIONS (
Splasc(h) Records)
1989 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI DUO & TRIO feat. B. PHILLIPS - OPEN SPACES (
Splasc(h) Records)
1990 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI NEW LATIN ENSEMBLE feat. G. COSCIA - PIANURE (
Splasc(h) Records)
1993 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI TRIO (HÄMERLI, ELGART) - SINGOLARI EQUILIBRI (
Splasc(h) Records)
1994 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI QUARTET feat. O. MANOURY ˝ TRANSFORMATIONS (SILEX, France)
1995 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI, GIOCONDA CILIO, GIANNI COSCIA - TODOS LOS NOMBRES DEL AGUA (
Splasc(h) Records)
1997 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI SOLO PERFORMANCE ˝ ANANDA (
Splasc(h) Records)
1998 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI, GIOCONDA CILIO, GIANNI COSCIA ˝ THE MOON AND THE CAT (MINGUS LIVE PRODUCTION)
1999 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI, GIULIO VISIBELLI DUO - FREE TANGO (
CDPM Lyon)
2000 - ARRIGO CAPPELLETTI ýTERRAS DO RISCOţ - TERRAS DO RISCO (Amiata records)

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