Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | Aut Records

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Francesco Massaro – baritone sax, soprano clarinet, stylophone | Beppe Scardino – baritone sax, bass clarinet, toy piano | Danilo Gallo – double bass, acoustic bass, cycle pump | Adolfo La Volpe – electronics | Giacomo Mongelli – drums, objects

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mimmo Galizia, April 27th 2009, Waveahead Studio, Monopolis, Italy. Graphics by Nicola Guazzaloca. Produced by Giacomo Mongelli and Aut Records.

Tracklist: 1. Intro [1:01] 2. Lonely [7:04] 3. Event [4:55] 4. PI:S [3:40] 5. Insanity [3:36] 6. Geniality [7:18] 7. Keppra [2:46] 8. Kronos  [4:38] 9. Outro [2:18] Total Time: [35:56]

Color Network

is conceived as a tribute to one of the leading characters in the international music scene: Ornette Coleman. What sets Col-(or Net)-work apart from the others that share the same intention is the choice to focus exclusively on one album, 1957’s “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, which is regarded as one of the texan saxophonist’s seminal works.

Coleman’s compositions frame a musical environment that serves sometimes as point of departure and sometimes as landing place for reckless improvisations which explore unfamiliar acoustic regions. The sound resulting in the unusual combination of two baritone saxophones and electronics turns out to be surprisingly effective and constitutes the distintive feature of the music. The band that takes risks and assumes the task of merging some of the forms of free jazz and the search for atypical, contemporary sonorities into a fresh, colourful and autonomous musical statement.

Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | aut records

Francesco Massaro

Musician, philosopher and independent ‘Pataphysics teacher, a fan of the trappist movement, he survives since long plugged to a metal pipe with holes and keys. Prone to the blues, he collects and catalogs weightlessness and jasmine scent. (A.Rizzo)

Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | aut records

Danilo Gallo

Danilo is a supreme producer of rythmical lows and noises. To do that, he uses doublebass, electric bass, acoustic bass guitar, bass balalaikas, 12strings bass. Born in foggia; deep south italy in the near 1972. Living. Somewhere between Berlin and Foggia: actually, Padova, Italy.  Danilo is a member of El Gallo Rojo Records.

My references? ehm… i mean, every musician (and not only musicians) I met in my life… but, if you like: Uri Caine, Cuong Vu, Marc Ribot, Gary Lucas, Chris Speed, Rob Mazurek, Steven Bernstein, Anthony Coleman, Ben Perowsky, Jim Black, Rob Mazurek, Ralph Alessi, Jessica Lurie, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye, Steve Grossman, Francesco Bearzatti, Giancarlo Schiaffini, a.o.

Danilo is the winner of the italian TOP JAZZ Referendum by Musica Jazz, as best bassist of the 2010.

Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | aut records

Adolfo La Volpe

He studied, among others, with Mick Goodrick, Joe Diorio, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Barney Kessel, Joelle Leandre, Carlos Zingaro, Jean Derome, Joanne Hetu, Marcus Stockhausen and Gianni Lenoci, with whom he achieved the university degree and a master’s degree in “jazz music and new musical languages”. He plays and studies some traditional musics and instruments (oud, portuguese guitar, irish bouzouki, turkish saz, etc).

He held gigs in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Russia, China; recorded about twenty-five cds for Italian and foreign labels (Leo Records, Ambiances Magnetiques, Splasc(h), etc), and played –among others- with Eugenio Colombo, Gianni Lenoci, Steve Potts, Stefano Battaglia, Paolo Damiani, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Pino Minafra, William Parker, Karl Berger, Kent Carter,Radiodervish, Raiz.

He scores and improvises music for theatre, cinema, and contemporary dance, and he is the musical director of the contemporary dance festival “Visioni di parte”, and of the dance department of the town theatre in Ruvo di Puglia.

Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | aut records

Giacomo Mongelli

Giacomo Mongelli was born in Bari in 1977. He attended the seminars of : G. Trovesi G. Basso, C. Zingaro, J. Leandre, S. Battaglia, P. Damiani, D. Liebman, M. Stockhausen. He attended specific drum seminars of: Billy Drummond, Bobby Dhuram, Fabrizio Sferra, Roberto Gatto.

He took part to many festival: Mantova Music Festival, Gezziamoci, Foggia Jazz Festival, Controfestival, Trani per Telethon, Suoni Contro, Concerto per Amnesty, SuoniS Trani, Voi Ch’ascoltate, Camerata Musicale Barese, Musica in Festa, and many others. He has played with many musicians: D.Murray, P. Montagne, T. Ho Bynum, T. Ghiglioni, I. Serto, M. Stockhausen, F. Mezzina, K. Berger, K. Carter, R. Ottaviano, S. Potts, G. Pacorig, G. Maier, G. Trovesi, G. Lenoci, and many others.

He has founded the cultural association “Suoni Visionari” that involves many musicians in a musical project based on improvisation, figurative arts and theatre. The first cd “Suite 24” has been the soundtrack at the film “Via Appia” by the director P. De Falco participating to Torino Film Festival, Bifest Bari, Lecce European Film Festival.

Francesco Massaro | Beppe Scardino | Danilo Gallo | Adolfo La Volpe | Giacomo Mongelli | Color Network | aut records

Beppe Scardino

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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