Joe Barbieri's homage to "Lady Day", the sad queen of Baltimore, starts off and unfolds like a letter.
"Dear Billie" contains some of the masterpieces made famous by Billie Holiday as well as an unpublished song and a pearl sung in Italian. Three giants of jazz like Gabriele Mirabassi, Pietro Lussu and Luca Bulgarelli help Joe to send a real love letter to one among his most beloved inspirational muses.
Released in the twenty-five year anniversary of his death, "Chet Lives!" is a tribute record to Chet Baker, one of Joe Barbieri's musical heroes.
Made in trio, with Antonio Fresa on piano and Luca Aquino on trumpet, the album is enriched by contributions by Stacey Kent, Marcio Faraco, Nicola Stilo and Furio Di Castri.
"Maison Maravilha" is the second Joe Barbieri's album, the first one released with a symphonic orchestra.
The album contains the songs "Normalmente" and the poignant fado "Malegría", featured by the star of 'Buena Vista Social Club' Omara Portuondo.
Based on the concepts of fragility and beauty that origami - the Japanese art of folding paper, from which the title is borrowed - miraculously succeed to put in connection, the fifth Joe Barbieri's album marks the full maturity of the Neapolitan artist.
Featured by Paolo Fresu on trumpet.
Third album for Joe Barbieri, with guests as Stefano Bollani, Jorge Drexler, Gianmaria Testa and Fabrizio Bosso.
Distributed in over fifty countries, it includes - among others - cult songs such as "Zenzero E Cannella" and "Scusami".
Dedicated to the theme of travel and inspired by the poems of Konstantinos Kavafis, "Cosmonauta Da Appartamento" is the fourth Joe Barbieri's album.
With the special featurings of Hamilton De Holanda, Luz Casal, Peppe Servillo and La Shica.
First live album for Joe Barbieri, recorded at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
"Maison Maravilha Viva" is the live "photography" (in cd + dvd format) of the studio album released one year before and entitled "Maison Maravilha".
The singer Mario Venuti is guest in the song "Pura Ambra".