Giovanni Maier I also met for the first time in the band of Stefano Battaglia.
A much requested sideman to include trumpeter Enrico Rava and during a long time the bass player in the Italian Instabile Orchestra (the name refers to the constantly changing line up of this big band, which is particularly active in progressive music).
In 2007 he was named the best Italian bas player.
Maier plays in an intense way with a great sense of precision.
Besides bass, he also plays bass guitar and with that instrument he is leader of an electric band with the name Technicolor.
Maier also works frequently with percussionist Michele Rabbia.