The Paolo Achenza Trio is composed by Paolo Achenza, piano & fender piano, Stefano Valenzano, electric bass and Egidio Rondinone on drums. They united in 1993 and at the end of that year they released their debut single entitle “Introducing the P.A.T:”. The single featured the collaboration of many elements that will later develop independent projects on Schema. Francesco De Giosa plays guitar and at a later date leader of Quintetto X. Pippo Foglianese plays trumpet and will later become the founder of the Fez Combo. It also features a young Gianluca Petrella on trombone and drummer Fontaine Burret. All these artists have been raised in the cultural association “Fez” of Bari, that is directed by Nicola Conte. The trio finds its roots based in soul-funk jazz of the late 60’s, early 70’s with a good balance between rhythm n’ blues and jazz.