AP Project


The Arcangelo Pezzella Project is not just the name I use to register my recordings; it's my idea of jazz. It has no boundaries; it cannot be strictly confined in a style, a groove, a sound, and not labeled in any way. On the contrary, it blends a world of sounds to create new ones. That is my aim: trying to create new things from old ones, exploring idioms, rules, harmonic choices, grooves and more, and finding new ways to express what I am, feel and think. To do so, the need for incredibly talented and like-minded musicians is of the utmost importance and, luckily, I found them: Guido Foi (piano and keys), Alessandro Petricciuolo (bass), Francesco Pellegrino (drums) and featured artist Angela Addezio (vocals). “Out Of The Blue”, shows the results of it: no track is the same, and yet they are linked in unexpected ways, leading the listener from a world to the next one in a smooth and smart way. In conclusion, I want to thank you for reading this and I really wish you will enjoy your musical journey with us. It has just begun. - Arcangelo







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It's freedom: the only way to truly express yourself.

What is your music dream?

To be able to live with our music, to share it, to give it a purpose.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Music, and especially Jazz, has proven that no boundaries exist as long as you're willing to accept diversity and uniqueness. I would start from educating children to music, so they can understand this concept.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There is none. Everyone has played its part into making us what we are now.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

There would be dozens, and still I would not be comfortable into choosing this or that artist. One great love that will never die will be the one for Steve Vai. He could be easily considered the one taking me into guitar.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything around me: words, emotions, events, sensations. Everything you could possibly imagine.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

A message of unity, love for diversity, melancholy and much more. I love to think that our music gives each one different emotions, depending on what you feel and how you hear. In the end, I hope it will touch you in a very personal way.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel grateful to share my music with others.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think that nowadays there is a huge part of the industry taking care of what sells, and almost none caring for the rest - the indies. I'd say that most artists don't want to make millions, so everyone should be able to access a fair amount of chances to shine and not be left behind.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm a newbie here. Can't tell yet!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It is how it has become difficult to find gig venues for indie and specific kinds of music - like jazz. Especially in my area, it is almost impossible.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I have participated in a lot of fund-raising initiatives for local musicians, but a lot of them leave hoping for a better future abroad.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

From my experience, it's not about the musicians' qualities. Undoubtedly you need to make good quality music and have charisma on stage, but exposition to larger audiences in my area is down to having the right people pitching for you. Problem is you either know them or not.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Lars Daniellson, Daniel Karlsson, probably.