Renato Chicco is a jazz pianist, composer and educator. Renato Chicco performed live at the "Freeing" Festival 2018 at Dom kulture Studentski grad in Belgrade with Miloš Čolović (Double Bass) and Luka Matić (Drums). He also held masterclasses as part of the festival's program.
The project "Give me 5" is our way of staying in touch with the jazz audience. It is the festival's jazz program for 2020/2021. As part of the project, artists that performend on the ''Freeing'' festival in previous years share the five albums that influenced their playing the most.
Give me 5 Renato Chicco:
1) Oscar Peterson – My Favorite Instrument (MPS)
Oscar was the first jazz pianist I heard and for me this recording, although solo piano, stood out as one of his best in terms of sound, feeling, swing, improvisation, playing the full range of the instrument.
2) Art Tatum – The Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3 (Pablo)
These solo piano recordings of Art Tatum showed me what was possible jazz-wise musically and technically on the piano.
3) Miles Davis Quintet – Workin’ and Steamin’ (2-album set, Prestige)
I just loved listening to Miles’ sound, Red Garland’s piano playing and the way the quintet played together.
4) Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - Monk/Trane (2-album set, Prestige)
I loved both Monk and Coltrane on this recording and I was fascinated by Monk’s very original and creative way of playing and composing.
5) McCoy Tyner- Supertrios (2-aöbum set, Milestone)
I think this was my first McCoy album and for me he most beautifully represents the spiritual side of jazz piano, which I felt in his playing from the very first time I heard it.