This album was recorded and mastered between January and March 2011 at Spazio Zero Studio in Livorno, Italy by Antonio Castiello. Pietro Caponetti: artwork. Sandro Crisafi: graphics
Tracklist: 1. DON’T TOUCH HIM (THIS IS JAZZ) (Francesco Bigoni) 2. DEAR FELLOW ASTRONAUTS (Francesco Bigoni, Piero Bittolo Bon, Beppe Scardino) 3. CLIPPERTON’S STRATEGY (Piero Bittolo Bon) 4.TWENTYYEARS (Bill Frisell – arr. Francesco Bigoni) 5. FORTY YEARS (Francesco Bigoni, Piero Bittolo Bon, Beppe Scardino) 6. PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD(The Shaggs – arr. Piero Bittolo Bon) 7. CEENOOZOOID (Francesco Bigoni, Piero Bittolo Bon, Bgppe Scardino) 8.THE ONANISTIC SIDE OF CRISC0 3 (Beppe Scardino) 9. LUSCO ETERNO (Francesco Bigoni, Piero Bittolo Bon, Beppe Scardino) 10. PPHHIILLOOSSOOPPHHYY OOFF TTHHEE WWOORRLLDD (The Shaggs)
We are glad to present as our third release
a record made by three of the most representative new italian voices on saxophone.
Bigoni, Bittolo Bon and Scardino are all members of El Gallo Rojo, a collective which produced many good releases during the last years.
The album, the second one of our wind instruments series, is an explosive mix of original and complex themes, collective improvisation devoted to explore the timbre of the instruments and new interpretations of pieces, different by origins and content, like Twenty Years by Bill Frisell and Philosophy of the world by the weird rock group of The Shaggs.
Born 1982 in Ferrara, Italy. Mainly self-taught, he rapidly finds his own spot on the Italian creative scene. He experiments strategies of collective production since 2005, as a member of El Gallo Rojo label/collective.
He co-leads Houdini’s Cage (with Enrico Terragnoli, Greg Cohen and Zeno De Rossi), Headless Cat (with Antonio Borghini and Federico Scettri) and Hopscotch (with Mark Solborg and Kevin Brow). He currently works as a sideman with Giulio Corini (Libero Motu), Francesco Diodati (Neko), Gianluca Petrella (Cosmic Band, best band of 2009 according to the Italian Critics Poll), Alfonso Santimone (Laser Pigs), Beppe Scardino (Orange Room).
He currently resides in Copenaghen and attends a 2-year post-graduate program led by Django Bates at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory.
Piero Bittolo Bon
A rising talent of the italian jazz and improvised music scene (voted amongst the best italian jazz musicians in 2010 Musica Jazz critic’s poll) Piero Bittolo Bon is a mainly self taught multi instrumentalist. Though his main instrument is the alto saxophone, played with a razorsharp, bold tone which reminds of Eric Dolphy, Ornette, Tim Berne and Henry Threadgill, he shows good skills also with alto & bass clarinets and flute. Sometimes he even performs on the bass guitar, which he used to play in several funk, rock and reggae bands, before he decided to concentrate his efforts mainly into wind instruments and improvised music.
Member of the fresh and much regarded italian collective/record label El Gallo Rojo Records, he’s currently leading his own sextet “Jümp The Shark!”, an ironic blend of compositon, freeform and hard groove, with Gerhard Gschloessl on tuba and trombone, Domenico Caliri on guitars, Pasquale Mirra on vibes, Danilo Gallo on bass and Federico Scettri on drums, and co-leads “Rollerball”, a rock-oriented jazz quintet with Beppe Scardino on bari sax, Enrico Terragnoli on guitar, Danilo Gallo on bass and Massimiliano Sorrentini on drums, not mentioning the many other bands he’s involved in, mainly with his Gallo Rojo fellows and with other major italian musicians. Recently he was called to be part of a new Uri Caine project, “Pulse”.
He currently recorded more than fifteen cds for labels such as El Gallo Rojo Records, Clean Feed Records, Splasch Records, Improvvisatore Involontario, NuBop Records, Materiali Sonori, Psychonavigation Records, Caligola Records and Aut Records.
Beppe Scardino: baritone saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer.
He is member of the collective/label El Gallo Rojo, leads the sextet Orange Room, plays with Gianluca Petrella (Cosmic Band, Il Bidone), Mr. Rencore, Bobby Previte’s Plutino, Pospaghemme, Rollerball, Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, the pop-rock group Virginiana Miller and the great songwriter Bobo Rondelli.
He played and recorded with – among others: Amiri Baraka, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Curran, Sadiq Bey, Tristan Honsinger.
“[…]Beppe Scardino, composer, saxophonist but in fact multi-instrumentalist, who lately has been imposing himself to ctitics’ attentions as one of the most interesting new talents. (Neri Pollastri, All About Jazz Italia
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