Anthony Braxton’s periodical incursions in standards repertory are always a new way to think classical structures. His style is immediately clear: pixeling notes, sudden fastness, stretched sentences. A live recording with all the freshness one needs to be in deep touch with creativity and joyous interplay. Italian partners provide a vivid sustain, an evocative tone palette, a great rhythmic support and sincere brilliant solos.
An elegant cardboard 6 CD box (Decca style) including a 26 pages booklet with three little essays by Italian poet and writer Erika Dagnino Continue reading
Considering that I was not previously familiar with any of the musicians in this fine sextet, both Mikey & I were completely flaggerghasted! […] There is restless, exciting quality to all of the pieces. […] This is yet another winner from an unknown Italian sextet. — Bruce Lee Gallanther, Downtown Music Gallery, 2008 Continue reading
This is the most evocative voice of the clarinet on the rich creative Bolognese scene, and it wedges itself in the timbric-harmonic inventions of Fabrizio Puglisi’s piano, here more reactive and surprising than ever, in the perfect timing of Antonio Borghini’s bass and in the grand colourful game of Zeno De Rossi’s percussion.– Giorgio Signoretti Continue reading