Tullio Ricci is an alto and tenor saxophone player who has performed jazz music in Italy, especially Milan, for several years.
After years of collaboration and recording with the most iconic Italian jazz musicians he moved to New York in 2001 to record his first album with American stars Ralph Peterson, John Ore and Jeb Patton. When he came back to Italy he started a degree course at "Conservatorio G. Verdi" in Milan and simultaneously started a fruitful recording activity. He's currently involved in a polyrhythmic research project based on jazz-rock arrangements deeply inspired by Steve Coleman's M-Base movement. Throughout the years he toured with Newyorker trumpet player Ralph Alessi in 2011, with famous vibraphone player Mike Mainieri from 2014 to 2017, with Erik Linder from Dirty Loops and Jonathan Kreisberg in 2019. He recorded several solo and group albums, for instance 3 albums for the Monday Orchestra with director Luca Missiti hosting, among others, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Mike Mainieri.
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