Lelio Padovani
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Lelio Padovani


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The Big Picture (June 2005)

This is Lelio's new full length instrumental album, aside from his music career Lelio is also a teacher, and has been featured in a guest column in Guitar World magazine

Starts of with some nice licks, and some good runs. Harmonised guitars add a nice affect, sounds very Frank Gambale like, very jazzy. Sounds slightly neo-classical in the middle of the song with some pedal tone licks. Solid opener.

The Novel
Nice synth intro, guitar comes in to follow the melody line. More catchy melodies here. Some nice shredding of speed picking and sweep picked arpeggios here too. More pedal tone licks here too, fits in well, changes the mood well to a more moody feel, then back to more melodies to cheer the listener up. Great track.

On The Beach
Nice melodic intro, into what sounds like a synth effect, sounds very jazzy, the key word here is jazz. Nice song.

The Brave Melody
Great licks in this one, once again very jazz orientated, great phrasing of notes too in this one.

Serena's Diary
Nice clean melodic intro, distortion guitar kicks in and a little synth is added in the background to create a greater effect, excellent guitar licks. E-bow is used quite a lot throughout this one, creates a nice effect over the guitar licks. Great song.

The Big Picture
Starts off quite heavy with a cool riff, with some nice clean licks on top. Goes slower for a little, then speeds up, bass is heard pumping throughout this song, very nice. Slows down again, nice variation of tempo changes in this song. Tempo increases again with the heavy riff and nice clean licks on top. Great track.

22 Novembre
Nice acoustic intro, very melodic, another guitar enters, adding more feeling to the song. A little synth enters in the song adding more of an effect. Slightly eerie sounding this track. Nice lead licks over the backing, more synth work applied and used to great affect. Great song.

Into The Unknown
Starts of with nice sound pedal tones on what sounds to be a keyboard, guitar enters and follows it, very nice sounding. Then we go into a more laid back feel with a lead solo over the synth/keyboard chords. Nice licks throughout this one. Great ending.

Overall I thought this album was very good, some very nice licks, if you like jazz-fusion and instrumental rock we think you’ll really love this album . Great stuff. Recommended.

- Richard Niczyperowicz


The Big Picture

This is an all instrumental music cd and it is quite a piece of work. The guy plays with so emotion and passion on the guitar. All the songs are all quite good and the guy can play and write some amazing riffs. The feeling and the vibe as this played on is amazing. The music is rock with a metal edge to it. An amazing piece of music to fall in love with. The production and just everything about this ozzes with class - Chris Forbes


Unknown Evolution (2002)

Melodic, instrumental rock guitar songs which command the listener's attention - isn't that the aim of a lot of budding young axe men? Well Italy's Lelio Padovani can deliver the goods - his nine song CD-R, Unknown Evolution, recorded with drummer Davide Corradi and bassist Francesco Signifredi impresses with its clean production, fiery soloing and a sound devoid of bombast and unnecessary adornment. This is just good instrumental rock that won't disappoint the most jaded of fans. Padovani is a master of tasteful melodies, but when called upon to rip out a searing solo, can shred legato licks until the cows come home. Everything seems to be in balance on Unknown Evolution - let's hope there are many more CD collections coming from this Italian musician. Lelio began playing guitar in his early teens, learning every Beatles song, then briefly playing both bass and drums. At first self-taught, he later graduated from Accademia di Musica Moderna, and attended the National Guitar Workshop, studying with Harry Jacobson and Chris Amelar. Lelio also attended a sound engineering course, then began playing with local bands and writing songs. His instrumental tracks were reviewed in Guitar World magazine's Hometown Heroes column, written by Mike Varney. In 1995 he performed in Milan in the "Symphony For 100 Guitars" by contemporary classical composer Rhys Chatham. Lelio has written for several Italian guitar magazines, and recently was the interpreter at one of Jennifer Batten's clinics in Italy. - Dan McAvinchey


The Big Picture (June 2005)

Guitar soloing from an ethereal plane of existence with swift fret boarding chords harmoniously tampering into an outer realm, Italy's own Lelio Padovani dishes out his latest effort with his full-length release of The Big Picture.
From an instrumental melodic score of guitar flair awakenings to ear pleasing songs this
Italian gentleman of various influences, from rock/metal to fusion, bridges out with his dynamic appeal to wide audiences due to his variation in guitar sweeping leads, chorded progression and fret-detailed knowledge. Due to big named influences with the guitar community from the likes of Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani to the melodic taste of Vinnie Moore, Mr. Padovani in his own style adds a tasteful blend of radiance of modern guitar jazz compositions.
Songs showing his versatile guitar takes are, for example, Escape which is an interesting tune filled with emotional touches as he weaves his fingers of magic across his instrumental six stringed counterpart. Serena's Diary starts out with a pleasant sounding intro leading into an intricate musical lead that softly blends to the musical arrangements of the keyboards. Powerfully generating a relaxing musical timepiece is The Big Picture for which he utilizes off-time beats that gently make the way into a progressive state of Eric Johnson style riffing. Not a bad thing if you ask me. Songs in their entirety excel beautifully for this album reaches artistic merit within the guitar world, but also reaches beyond the barrier of musical labels. Overall, The Big Picture is exceptionally well put and recorded.
- Jesse Gough


Unknown Evolution, Album, 2002;
A2A, Ep, 2003;
The Big Picture, Album, 2005;
Chasing The Muse, Album, 2007;
Il Solitario, Soundtrack, 2008;
Mia Diletta, Soundtrack (short), 2009;
Electronic Ep, 2010.


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