Maurizio Pugno (feat. Sugar Ray Norcia e Mark DuFresne): Kill the coffee (2009) [blues] [ita]
Maurizio Pugno (1966), chitarrista e produttore di musica blues, è uno dei maestri più importanti della scena blues italiana. Ha collaborato con i maggiori interpreti europei e americani di blues e ha inciso dischi negli Stati Uniti. Così si presenta su Facebook:
“Since 35 years ago he makes Blues with elegance and style. His attempt is to make genuine and melodic music, that doesn’t forget the roots of Black Music.
Pugno travelled all around the world participating in many of the most important festivals, recording several CDs, too.
He is known as a perfect vocalist’s accompanist: he made tours in Europe with SUGAR RAY NORCIA, MARK DUFRESNE, MZ. DEE, TAD ROBINSON, LYNWOOD SLIM, CRYSTAL WHITE, LINDA VALORI and with other great musicians such as MARK HUMMEL, DAVE SPECTER, MIKE TURK, SAX GORDON, KELLIE RUCKER, ALEX SCHULTZ, ALBERTO MARSICO, GIO ROSSI, ENRICO CRIVELLARO, RICO BLUES COMBO, MITCH WOODS, IAN PAICE and many others.
Pugno’s CDs are a lot. 4 with Rico Combo Blues group, and 3 alone: “That’s What I Found Out” (2007), “Kill The Coffee” (2010) and “Made In Italy – Live at Gubbio Opera House” (2011), released by the american label Pacific Blues Rec. and produced by Jerry Hall (for this recordings Maurizio collaborated with two of America’s premiere blues vocalists, SUGAR RAY NORCIA and MARK DUFRESNE).
But he teamed up also with vocal powerhouse MZ DEE from San Francisco: an explosive project, that mix soul, blues, and rock tunes by the MAURIZIO PUGNO ORGAN TRIO, THE CAPE HORNS, THE SUBLIMES and MZ DEE’s warm and soulful voice. It became 2 CDs performed and written by Maurizio Pugno and Mz Dee: “Letters From The Bootland”, released on 2012, and “The Next Episode”, released on 2013.
In the last 4 years MAURIZIO PUGNO worked with LINDA VALORI at a common project, accumulating also numerous awards and critical praise, proposed to festivals and events and establishing a well-deserved Blues couple reputation throughout the world,.
From 2018 he is the LABILIA srl Blues Artistical Director, a company that promote and produce blues music and shows all around Europe.
He is touring with Maurio Pugno’s Trio (with 2 special guests involved in the project: Alberto Marsico and Giò Rossi), MZ Dee, a very special american Blues woman and with a lot of new projects that will be released in 2018.”