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New Album From Guitarist Eleonora Strino, “I Got Strings”

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With the new “I Got Strings” album, Eleonora Strino renews the jazz tradition with style and freshness.

“I Got Strings” from guitarist Eleonora Strino, released on Friday, May 26 on CD and digital for Cam Jazz, resulted from a lucky meeting between two jazz champions – double bass player Greg Cohen and drummer Joey Baron.


Eleonora Strino is one of the most appreciated guitarists in the contemporary jazz scene, with a long list of excellent collaborations and concerts between Italy and abroad. “I Got Strings” covers this path, which began at the Naples Conservatory, then passing through Amsterdam, up to the beginning of a long collaboration with the Roberto De Simone orchestra.

Recorded in a single day in Berlin in November 2021, “I Got Strings” contains seven tracks, re-readings of some of the most memorable pages of jazz. After the opening track, “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” by Ellington, follow “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Arlen, “I Got Rhythm” by Gershwin, “Il Postino” by Bacalov, “I Got It Bad” and “That Ain’t Good and It Don’t Mean A Thing” also by Ellington, and finally “Estate” by Bruno Martino.

The guitar I have, says Eleonora, and with which I recorded the album, a ’33 Gibson L7. I would say, therefore, that this album comes from wood, from the search for sound, it is a meeting between three artists on a rainy and cold Berlin afternoon or using the words of Joey Baron, this album is “The End of the Day”.

With this new album, Eleonora Strino renews the jazz tradition with style and freshness, in a philological work that does not lack personality and originality, both in improvisational and interpretative cues.


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