Marco Zurzolo


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Year: 1995

Producers: Marco Zurzolo and Vittorio Riva

Arrangements: Marco Zurzolo

Arrangements of bows: Pino Iodice

Some author’s note:

This cd was recorded after many years spent working in the musical field, it was the product of a continuous renewal and of a dayly experimentation. In Lido Aurora there’s my soul, there’s the story of my growing up into this city that so strongly conditions people with its crisis and its rebirths, its sufference and its joy.

In this work I’ve tryed to make clear the emotions my city still gives me and I have used the great heritage of this land: its way of making music and its dialect.

The songs were performed by an acoustic quartet (piano, double-bass, drum and sax). I attempted to combine the southern sunny melody and the tragic sounds of argentinian tango plus the mediterranean pop tradition

Finally some news:

there’s a family get-together in the song “Femmena Mimosa”! My brother Rino plays the double-bass and my sister Francesca sings.

The song “Sbarcando dall’altra parte del mondo” dedicated to Troisi was live recorded and I decided not to record it in a studio so that it could keep the emotion of that night.


Some technical information

Studio: Il Parco – Napoli

Sound engineer: Robert Fix, Carlo Gentiletti

The work has been digitally recorded on Sony 3324 S and then mixed on Trident Serie 80B directly on AKAI DD1000

The song number 11 has been live recorded by Gianni Bove at San Giorgio (NA) during the festival “Omaggio a Troisi”.

Marco Zurzolo

He was born on 26th July 1962 in Naples. He majored in jazz composition and flute at Conservatory San Pietro a Majella in Naples.

Together the classical studies he deepened his jazz knowledge through the study of saxophone, that finally became his main instrument.

He played as a soloist with many famous italian and foreign musicians like: Pino Daniele, Zucchero, Roberto Murolo, Salomon Burkes, Chet Baker, Mia Martini, Gino Paoli.

He worked for the theatre with artists like: Roberto de Simone, Luca De Filippo, Enrico Montesano, Peppe e Concetta Barra, Eugenio Bennato, performing with some of them in many tv programmes.

In 1995 he started composing and recorded for Polosud the cd “Lido Aurora”, having good reviews and sales also thanks to the song “Femmena Mimosa” which was often played by radio programmes.

In1996 his song “Salita Pontecorvo”, dedicated to a street downtown Naples, was included in a compilation made for the restoration of S. Angelo a Nilo’s Church, sponsored by Naples Cityhall.

In the same year he recorded some songs for the soundtrack of the film “Pianese Nunzio di anni 14” by Antonio Capuano. In 1997 he composed the soundtrack for the musical “Trash” by Enrico Montesano and the music for B. Brecht’s drama “Vita di Galileo” (directed by Michele Del Grosso, produced by Fondazione IDIS). In 1998 he composed both the soundtrack for the movie “Polvere di Napoli” by A. Capuano with Silvio Orlando and for “Il Manoscritto di van Haecken” by Nicola De Rinaldo.

In July ’99 was released his second cd “Polvere di Napoli”, still produced by Polosud, including some songs of the A. Capuano’s movie. In the same year he continued composing for the cinema and won an award for the best original soundtrack made for the shorts: “Una mattina di Maggio” by Raffaele Esposito and “Sbraineff” by Domenico Ciruzzi. He worked for the theatre on the soundtracks of “Little Peach”, a monologue by Enzo Moscato, “La regina di Saba” and “Resurrezione” performed by Renato Carpentieri’s Company and “Riso Frizzante” by Tonino Taiuti.

In June ’99 he was invited to represent Naples at Festa della Musica of Paris and a record of his was included in the official compilation.

An year later was released the cd “Ex-Voto” produced by Edizioni EGEA and presented at Umbria Jazz. In Jenuary 2001he did two concerts in Egipt(Cairo and Alessandria), invited by the Opera House of Cairo.

Meanwhile the soundtrack of “Polvere di Napoli” won the Quality Award by the Department of Culture and the soundtrack of “Resurrezione” won the “GirulĂ ” Award for the best music.

In July he was invited to Canada at “Festival International de Jazz de Montreal”. He played also at the “Somigliano Jazz” Festival, playing in that occasion with the percussionist Don Moye.

Still in July was released his fourth cd “Napoli ventre del Sud”, published by EGEA and also presented at Umbria Jazz.


Label, Catalogue, Year, Title
Polosud, PS006, 1995, Lido Aurora
Polosud, PS024, 1998, Polvere di Napoli
EGEA, 2001, Ex-Voto
EGEA, 2002, Napoli ventre del sud


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