3VEL are a group orientated towards instrumental
Their pieces are characterized by a peculiar style,
which could be described as a combination of
classical-type references merging whit tipically shout a
merica colours and whit a few slight touches of fusion.
The group was costituited in 1993. After the first
experiences as a trio, formed by Maurizio Neri (guitar),
Massimo Vassallo (bass) and Luca Vassallo (drums),
the three musicians were joined by saxofonist,
percussinist, keyboard and piano players, in order to
articulate in a more complete way the armonic discourse.
Since the end of 1996 Giustino Barletta as a pianist and
Carlo Imparato as a percussionist became permanent
member of the group.
3vel have been taking part in several musical
performances and in 1994 they won the first prize
in an important musical competition at the Massaua
theatre of Turin whit some instrumental pieces they
At the beginning of 1997, after have sent some demo
tapes, 3vel were contacted by MELLOW RECORD,
a record company located in Sanremo. they then
signed a contract providing, besides the publication
of an album with their own pieces, the recording of
a piece to be included in a compilation meant as a
tribute to the jazz and rock music of the seventies.
The piece they rearreanged is takem from the
Baricentro's album "Trusciant" and is called AKUA.
The compilation came out in december 1997,
while the album "RIFLESSIONI" recorded at
Rainbow studios in Turin and ultimated in summer
1997 under the guide of the sound technician
Fabrizio Argiolas came officially out at beginning of 1998.
released January 31, 1999
acoustic and classical guitars
alto sax on track 8
electric piano & keyboards on track 3