Furio di Castri is also known outside Italy, thanks to the many big names with whom he is around throughout Europe .
Richard Galliano, Dino Saluzzi, Antonello Salis, Joe Lovano, Charles Lloyd, Steve Lacy, John Surman, Dave Liebman, Pharaoh Sanders, Michael Brecker, Sal Nistico, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Franco Ambrosetti, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Tolliver, Ray Anderson , Muhal Richard Abrams, Michel Grailler, Gordon Beck, Franco d'Andrea, John Taylor, Paul Bley, Don Friedman, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rita Marcotulli, Michel Petrucciani, Jon Balke, Stan Tracey, John Abercrombie, Philip Catherine, Paul Motian, Tony Oxley, Barry Altschul, Daniel Humair, Jon Christensen and Joe La Barbera,
Furio was born in Milan (1955) and began to play when he was eleven years old. Initially trumpet, but soon the electric bass. And he worked in a progressive rock band. He is self-taught but now teaches at the Conservatory of Milan and is a lecturer at the Summer School of Jazz in Siena.
He was in the Netherlands a few times together with pianist John Taylor and our own Eric Vloeimans.
The pictures I made in Siena in the Enoteca. Close to the conservatory where the Summer School takes place.