NEU MUSIK PROJEKT (Guido Mazzon, Marta Sacchi, Stefano Giust)
Neu Musik Projekt (born in 2015) is focused on some aspects of contemporary music and free improvisation, with words and written music scores by Guido Mazzon, historical exponent of the first Italian avant-garde, founder of the Gruppo Contemporaneo (1969) and Italian Instabile Orchestra. He has played among others with the gotha of the avant-garde jazz as Lester Bowie, Andrew Cyrille, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Andrea Centazzo and Globe Unity. Marta Sacchi is first clarinet at the G. Nicolini Conservatorio Orchestra (2003-2005), first clarinet at the Soncino Orchestra (2000-2003) and first clarinet at the Orchestra Camerata de Bardi (2002-2003). She has also a master in chamber music and in music composition as well as a degree in music therapy. She lives in Pavia and London. On Giust we have already said much on this site, just add here that, on this recordings, he don’t plays drums but only some components that comprise it, plus cymbals and gongs.
CLAUDIO COJANIZ / MASSIMO DE MATTIA / FRANCO FERUGLIO / ALESSANDRO MANSUTTI – IL GRANDE DRAGO
This quartet represent, in relation to other works of flutist De Mattia on this catalogue, the most “traditional” in terms of idiom, in term of jazz music but anyway, there are also abstract directions. The quartet sees the presence of pianist Claudio Cojaniz, prolific and historical musician of the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and beyond; Franco Feruglio, master of double bass at the Conservatory Tomadini of Udine, who is artistically divided between jazz and classical music (especially of the XX century); finally Alessandro Mansutti, talented drummer who works in a wide range of combos.
PAOLO SANNA – MINIATURA OBLIQUA
New solo album by drummer and percussionist Paolo Sanna – after the previous “Oggetti Smarriti” of 2011 (SM1970) – which focuses on sound and timbre as the central subject of his acoustic exploration. Mastering by Simon Balestrazzi; music dedicated to Kazuo Hono.
GAMRA (Paed Conca, Patrizia Oliva, Eugenio Sanna, Stefano Giust) – POW
Gamra is an Italian-Swiss ensemble that plays free improvisation, where decades of experiences of the musicians create an unique soundscape. The quartet have published the first album on Setola di Maiale in 2011 (SM1940); in December 2015 they release “Pow”, recorded live in concert at Chilli Jazz Festival 2014 (Austria). The music here is impetuous, edgy, nervous and full of vitality.