Gianni Lenoci

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Gianni Lenoci
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1990s–present

Gianni Lenoci (born 1963) is an Italian jazz pianist and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Lenoci studied with pianists Paul Bley and Mal Waldron.[1] A reviewer of his 1995 album Existence commented on Lenoci's "fascination with Paul Bley's scalar investigation – he rides his way though to the center of the melody in each case to find the improvising scale, and when he does, he creates arpeggios and skittering skeins of notes to cover it up while opening another door".[2]


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
1995 Existence Splasc(h) Trio, with Augusto Mancinelli (bass), Roberto Gatto (drums)
1996* Blues Waltz Splasc(h) Trio, with Bruno Tommaso (bass), Antonio Di Lorenzo (drums)
1998* Franco Degrassi Gianni Lenoci ASC Duo, with Franco Degrassi
1998 All in Love Is Fair Splasc(h) Trio, with Bruno Tommaso (bass), Antonio Di Lorenzo (drums)
2003 Sur Une Balançoire Ambiances Magnétiques Duo, with Joëlle Léandre (bass, vocals)
2006* Ergskkem Silta Trio, with Markus Stockhausen (trumpet, flugelhorn), Giorgio Dini (bass)
2010* Reciprocal Uncles LongSong Duo, with Gianni Mimmo (soprano sax)
2011* Secret Garden Silta Quartet, with Gaetano Partipilo (alto sax), William Parker (bass), Marcello Magliocchi (drums)
2012 Plaything NoBusiness Trio, with Kent Carter (bass), Bill Elgart (drums)
2013* Empty Chair Silta With Vittorio Gallo (soprano sax), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Pasquale Gadaleta (bass), Giacomo Mongelli (drums)
2013* Morton Feldman – For Bunita Marcus (1985) Amirani Solo piano

As sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
1991 Massimo Urbani Round About Max with Strings Sentemo
1999 Eugenio Colombo Guida Blu Splasc(h)
2002* Carlo Actis Dato Entomology Setola Di Maiale
2009* Stefano Luigi Mangia Painting on Wood (Pittura Su Legno) Leo


  1. ^ Sharpe, John (1 April 2015) "Gianni Lenoci / Kent Carter / Bill Elgart: Plaything (2015)". allaboutjazz.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom "Gianni Lenoci Trio – Existence". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 May 2015.