by Giulia Valle Group




1. Extraña Serenidad (7:34)
2. Groovin' González (5:55)
3. Imatges (7:13)
4. Sunrise (6:28)
5. Very Moody (6:20)
6. Ballada (4:19)
7. El Tragaluz (7:52)
8. Gora Jimmy Lyons (6:01)
9. Ramblin' (4:30)
10. 4 your Love (3:51)

"An active musician in the Barcelona jazz scene, lady bassist Giulia Valle proves she is a formidable talent on her debut as a leader. Born in Italy, studied in Paris, and now a resident in New York, she delivers solid bass work and pronounced compositional skills. Leading an equipped and accomplished quintet that includes two saxophones, piano, and rhythm section, the her group produces thoughtful and catchy performances. Valle's extensive travel, musical education, and diverse experience are translated in her music in random tones from the lovely melodic opener “Extraña Serenidad,” rhythmic hypnotism of “Sunrise,” or the baroque richness of “El Tragaluz.” There's even a R&B Motown soul flavor on the closing piece “4 Your Love.”."

- By Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz, January 2005.


“Intermittently interesting album, but it runs into what's become one of my pet peeves: twin saxophone leads, almost always playing lines matched for harmonic effect. Valle plays bass and composed everything here but an Ornette Coleman tune. B”

- Tom Hull, Village Voice.


released January 9, 2004

Featuring: Martí Serra (ts,ss), Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar (ts), Guillermo Klein (p), Giulia Valle (b), David Xirgu (d).
All music by Giulia Valle, except "Rambli'" by Ornette Coleman.
Recorded at 4.41 Studios, Girona, February 2004.

Galbany & Bechet Artists



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Giulia Valle Barcelona, Spain

Giulia Valle has made a striking impression across Europe, playing in ve- nues such as: Dublin 12 points jazz fest, London Jazz Fest., Festival deer Jazz de Grenoble, Bremen Jazz Ahead, Festival d’Orléans, among many others...

She has also been awarded by the national musicians association, Jazç Magasine and the Altaveu festival jury as best composer and as the best band on the national scene.
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