Marco Colonna Profiled

Source: Burning Ambulance.

Italian reeds player Marco Colonna is a fascinating figure whose music hovers in a zone between jazz, free improvisation, avant-rock and even less definable sounds. His primary instrument is the bass clarinet, though he plays other members of that family as well as the sopranino saxophone and various percussion instruments. He’s recorded solo, with electronic loops; he has a group, the Rahsaan Trio, in which he interprets the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, playing multiple instruments at once as Kirk did; he has duo projects; and he has the group Noise of Trouble (perhaps named for the 1987 Last Exit album?), with which he has recently released Mis Sueños son Irrenunciables, Obstinados, Testarudos y Resistentes.