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Disquisition album personnel

John Serry – piano, composer

Paolo Ghetti bass

Bruno Farinelli drums

John serry

Piano / composer

Paolo Ghetti


Bruno Farinelli




john serry – disquisition

The John Serry album, Disquisition, is at Amazon It is also at Facebook (Shop Now button ), iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play and other outlets. Disquisition is a trio album – John Serry piano/composer, Paolo Ghetti bass, Bruno Farinelli drums – with seven compositions by John Serry. The first track, Disquisition, streams in full (free) at the websites and can be downloaded free here That track, Disquisition, has been included on Jazziz on Disc, the CD sampler of new releases that comes inside Jazziz magazine, which can be previewed at Here is the review: “During his long career, pianist John Serry has covered quite a lot of territory, stylistically and geographically. The classically trained New York native crafted sophisticated fusion releases such as 1979’s Exhibition and 1980’s Jazziz (and yes, that is where we got the name). Serry took a long hiatus before recording the mostly acoustic quartet album Enchantress in 1996, and then, after another decade, 2006’s The Shift. Now living in Europe, the pianist has been working with an acoustic trio for the past nine years, and his latest recording, Disquisition (SPCo), reveals a tight unit that thinks and acts as one. In the company of bassist Paolo Ghetti and drummer Bruno Farinelli, Serry revisits a few older compositions and offers some new tunes. Among the latter is the title track, our selection, a strong statement that begins with crashing, McCoy Tyner-esque chords and Elvin Jones-like splashing and moves into bluesy and introspective sections.”–Jazziz magazine, Spring 2018 issue, Jazziz on Disc. Title track on Youtube

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Exhibition (1979 Chrysalis Records) Grammy Nomination, John Serry, Best Instrumental Arrangement for his composition Sabotage.

Jazziz (1980 Chrysalis Records) 4 Stars Downbeat magazine, Featured review of the month Keyboard magazine, inspired the naming of Jazziz magazine.

Enchantress (1996 Telarc Jazz) Downbeat Magazine wrote: “He has a strong sense of melody, his touch is confident, his ideas are sensible and his playing is beautifully controlled.” Of ‘Enchantress’, Jim Aikin wrote in Keyboard magazine: “What a pleasure to find that he is back, still turning out charts that turn heads by turning corners.” and Hilary Grey wrote in JazzTimes: “Serry’s fleet fingered runs on songs like the jaunty, catchy ‘DYT it’ are both technically impressive and subtle.” Enchantress’ was recorded after John Serry had been awarded the Grand Prize in the 1995 JAZZIZ magazine ‘Keyboards on Fire’ pianist/composer competition, judged by Dave Brubeck and Bob James (grand piano awarded by Steinway).

The Shift (2013 SPCo Records) John Serry Quartet in London – John Serry piano / composer, Dave O’Higgins saxophones, Sam Burgess bass / Mike Mondesir Electric bass, Mark Mondesir drums (recorded in 2006).

Disquisition (2017 SPCo Records) John Serry Quartet in Bologna – John Serry piano / composer, Paolo Ghetti bass, Bruno Farinelli drums.