The project was born in 2016 from the ideas and music of double bass player Pippi Dimonte and took shape along with Lorenzo Viale's Afro-Cuban percussion and guitarist Alessandro De Lorenzi's “metal” style.
From the beginning the trio has been trying to overcome the stylistic boundaries of “genre” and has always focused on maintaining its creative and communicative naturalness, starting with the compositional and timbre peculiarities which were born from the merging of Afro-Mediterranean culture and electric guitars from the contemporary western world, together with a strong Northern European jazz influence.
In 2018, the self-titled debut “Trio Mezcal” came out under Majara music label and was made available on most music platforms and digital stores such as Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon Music, etc.
Trio Mezcal's performance is based on a wide repertory of original songs only in which both soft and exasperated dynamics alternate, taking the listener on a musical voyage in which the imagination spins between dreamy atmospheres and rousing rhythms.
Giuseppe 'Pippi' Dimonte is a double bass player and a composer; he studied classical music and soon became passionate about jazz and folk music. Extremely active in the Italian music scene, he's played in festivals and clubs in many different countries like Germany, China, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Romania, France and Poland. He collaborated with various artists from the international jazz scene such as: Adrien Moignard, Sebastien Giniaux, Tolga During, Nelson Med jr, Antoine Boyer, Duved Dunayevsky, Adama Bilorou, Nilza Costa and many more. In 2017 the New York based jazz magazine Bird is the Worm included him among the most interesting double bass players from the international music scene after the release of the album “Hieronymus”.
Lorenzo Viale approached the world of percussion instruments at a very young age. In 2010 he began his professional training with masters such as Gilson Silveira, Marco Fadda, Jorge Bezerra. Later he moved to Burkina Faso in order to study with local professionals. From 2013 to 2015 he lived in Cuba where he plunged into the world of Afro-Cuban folk music, studying at Escuela Nacional de Arte de la Habana as well as into that of folklorist music, following the teachings of his master Irian Lopez Rodriguez and playing santeria ceremonies. Since 2016 he's lived in Bologna and currently plays percussion instruments from north-western Africa together with Cico Rossi e Sourakhatà Diouabatè, collaborating with various local artists.
Alessandro de Lorenzi is the missing link between the metal and the jazz guitarist. He began to play the guitar in heavy metal and punk-core projects and then graduated in Jazz Guitar at Conservatorio Martini in Bologna. During his training years he's taken part in numerous local jazz bands with whom he toured all over the Italian peninsula as well as other countries, winning prizes and awards in many festivals and contests. He's currently settled in the territory of Emilia Romagna, where, along with performing, he also teaches music.