The Link Quartet live!


City : Ospedaletto Lodigiano (LO)
Venue : Art Cafè l'Officina
Address : Via Balbi 35
Time : 22.30


Presentazione nuovo EP “Quattro Pezzi Facili”
+ DJSet Mary Perotti

From Area Pirata Web Site:
The Link Quartet created “Quattro Pezzi Facili” with Silvia Molinari, an experienced singer with an incredible emotional charge. In search of the perfect balance between a signature instrumental energy and the intrinsic talent of Molinari, the group was inspired to reinvent foreign songs in Italian. The discovery of unreleased 60s scores allowed the group to explore and play with the sounds of that era but with an ear free to create something without precedent. Paolo Apollo Negri, Renzo Bassi, and Alberto Maffi created modern arrangements while Marco Murtas and Molinari interpreted the lyrics. The results are the imagings of Love Buzz (Shocking Blue), I’m A Woman (Shocking Blue), and Back Up Against The Wall (Blood Sweat And Tears). Completing the collection is a reinvention of the Ombretta Colli 1969 take of Harley Davidson (Serge Gainsbourg).

Active since 1993, the Link Quartet has established itself internationally as a benchmark for the Hammond sound thanks to an explosive mixture of funk, rock and soul played in a unique, modern and original way. The band, who always combines its studio efforts with an intense series of shows around the world, has got prestigious stages as the GO! Lleida ’60 Festival in Spain, the 100 Club in London, the Our Way of Thinking of Chicago, Club Au-Go-Go in Los Angeles, the Sziget Festival in Budapest, the Hammond Explosion in Paris, sharing the stage with the likes of Manu Chao, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, James Taylor Quartet, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Downliners Sect, Chocolate Watch Band and Bonniwell Music Machine. The collaboration with prestigious labels such as Acid Jazz (UK), Record Kicks (ITA), Hammondbeat (USA), Soundflat (GER), P-Vine (JPN) Area Pirata (ITA) and many other allowed the Link Quartet to work with numerous Italian and foreign artists, continually reinventing their sound, with an eye to the future and one tightly pegged to the long and distinguished tradition of the Hammond organ.

releases February 15, 2016

Paolo Apollo Negri: Hammond / EMW synthesizer
Renzo Bassi: bass
Marco “Majo” Murtas: guitar
Alberto “Pato” Maffi: drums
Silvia Molinari: vocals