Giancarlo Golzi

Se ne andato circa sei anni fa a causa di un infarto e la sua morte non fece rumore, ma dopo poco più di un lustro mi sembra doveroso ricordare Giancarlo Golzi, batterista e percussionista storico dei Matia Bazar per quattro decenni.

Ha dato ritmi sontuosi, rullate possenti e percussioni incalzanti alla musica del gruppo ligure, unendosi per ultimo al quintetto storico Stellita/Marrale/Ruggiero/Cassano/Golzi, ma ha vissuto anche i momenti cupi e drammatici del gruppo come la fuoriuscita di Piero Cassano e soprattutto la morte nel 1998 di Aldo Stellita, paroliere storico dei Matia, dopo la quale Giancarlo ne divenne il punto di riferimento artistico e decisionale. Sua la scelta di far tornare Piero e far entrare Silvia Mezzanotte, nuova cantante dopo il ciclo di Laura Valente, cui seguirono successi eclatanti ma anche passaggi a vuoto.

Bisogna riconoscere infatti che sia la composizione che i testi mutarono fortemente dall’innesto di Silvia in poi, anche se Golzi non si è mai pentito del cambiamento dando sempre il massimo in concerto a Sanremo e in tutte le ospitate Bazariane, per quanto pure l’approccio ritmico di Golzi in tempi più recenti si fece più accomodante.

Prima del successo fece parte di un gruppo, i Museo Rosenbach, cavalcando il genere prog in grande espansione all’inizio degli anni settanta, ad ulteriore conferma della variabilità musicale del batterista sanremese nell’uso del suo strumento e pochi anni prima di morire tornò a farne parte incidendo un nuovo album intitolato BARBARICA.

Qualche tempo prima si cimentò nel musical adattando i testi in italiano de I DIECI COMANDAMENTI, spettacolo teatrale in simbiosi italo/francese. Il suo sconvolgente decesso avvenne a Bordighera il 12 agosto 2015 mentre era in tournée per i 40 anni di carriera dei Matia Bazar, cancellata quindi in segno di lutto.

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