What they say…
Simon Harrison (Basic Soul)
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Gabriele Poso blends together jazz with soul, Latin, and African flavors and rhythms, honed over years of live performances and strong affiliations.
Born in Sardinia, in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, in 1978, he grew up in Lecce, in the south of Italy. Since he was a child he established a deep relationship with music, being attracted by his father’s best jazz, soul, and afro-latin records. As time went on, he studied a great variety of musical instruments, in particular the guitar, with which he gave birth to his best compositions before arriving in the charming world of percussion that stole his soul, becoming his real reason of life. In 1998 he started his studies on afro-cuban rhythms under the guidance of the most impotant representative of afro-cuban culture and percussion in Italy, Roberto “Mamey” Evangelista, at the Timba institute in Rome. Afterwards, he pursued his studies with an in-depth immersion in the Escuela Natioanal de Arte of Havana Cuba and in the Universitad Interamericana De Puerto Rico of S.Juan Puerto Rico.
After these important musical studies, he started playing in Europe and in the world together with famous artist such as Osunlade (Yoruba Records), Nicola Conte (Blue Note) , only to mention a few. In 2008 he released his first solo album titled “From The Genuine World” produced for the label Yoruba Records and distributed all over the world and begins to play his music in Europe and around the world. He recently released his second solo album called “Roots Of Soul” on German label INFRACom! ,the project boasts the participation of international guests such as Osunlade, Nailah Porter and Tanya Michelle.