ZENO DE ROSSI drums, balafon, percussion, prepared guitar, bongos | DANILO GALLO bass | ALFONSO SANTIMONE piano, vibes, Korg MS-10 analog synth, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa organ, upright piano, Vox organ | ACHILLE SUCCI clarinet, bass clarinet | PAOLO BOTTI banjo, viola | MAURO OTTOLINI tuba, trombone | ENRICO TERRAGNOLI guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass | DANIELE D’AGARO tenor sax | GERHARD GSCHLÖßL trombone | FRANCESCO BIGONI tenor sax | STEFANO SENNI bass | SILVIA DONATI vocals | NICOLA FAZZINI alto sax | ALESSANDRO “ASSO” STEFANA guitar, ring modulator |J KYLE GREGORY trumpet | VINCENZO VASI vocals, theremin, electric bass | SIMONE PADOVANI percussion | CLAUDIA BIDOLI, PIETRO SENNI, NINA BROWARNIK vocals
Recorded at Perpetuum Mobile, Nave, Italy between 2009 and 2010 by ALESSANDRO “ASSO” STEFANA and GABRIELE PONTICIELLO. Mixed by ENRICO TERRAGNOLI at Greedy Little Sisters, Verona. Mastered by MAX TRISOTTO, Padova. Music Director: ALFONSO SANTIMONE. A Red Saint Production. Artwork by CAROLA GHILARDI. Graphic Design by SARA MENEGHINI
Tracklist VOL. 1: 1. SHELDON (Zeno De Rossi) 2. WHEN WE’RE ALONE (PENTHOUSE SERENADE) (Burton / Jason)3. ALL OF ME (Simons / Marks) 4. LA MUCURA (Toño Fuentes) 5. OUT ON A LIMB (Shelly Manne) 6. JUBILATION T.CORNPONE (Mercer / de Paul) 7. LORRAINE (Ornette Coleman) 8. PASTIES & G-STRING (Tom Waits) 9. SUBCONSCIOUS LEE (Lee Konitz) 10. PERK UP (Jimmy Rowles) 11. ZAMAR NODAD (traditional) 12. FEVER (Davenport / Cooley / Lee) 13. QUEEN OF HUMMUS (Zeno De Rossi)
Tracklist VOL. 2: 1. THE WASHINGTON TWIST (Irving Berlin) 2. UN POCO LOCO (Bud Powell) 3. THE THRILL IS GONE (Henderson / Brown) 4. FLIP (Shelly Manne) 5. VICTORY BALL (Lennie Tristano) 6. I’M AN OLD COWHAND (Johnny Mercer) 7. WIVES AND LOVERS (Bacharach / David) 8. HOW ABOUT THAT (Russ Freeman) 9. AFRICA (Shelly Manne) 10. THE SOUND EFFECTS MANNE (Russ Freeman) 11. ME AND SOME DRUMS (De Rossi / D’Agaro) 12. MY MANNE SHELLY (Henry Mancini) 13. LOST LIFE (Art Pepper) 14. PANAMA LIMITED (Zeno De Rossi) 15. TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF (Frank Zappa)
This double-cd is an act of Love
for the late great American drummer, composer and band leader, Shelly Manne. Most of the material on it was either written or recorded by Shelly during a career long more than four decades, from the late 1930’s until his premature death in 1984.
Going over Shelly Manne’s history means going over a large part of American music of the XXth century in which he was one of the most prolific and versatile musicians.
He worked with the greatests like Coleman Hawkins, Lennie Tristano, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, Sonny Rollins, Raymond Scott, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits and many others, not to mention countless studio sessions with the most important Hollywood composers like Henry Mancini, Johnny Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, a.o.
His style, instantly recognizable, has always been defined by his melodic approach to the instrument and his great irony.
I have tried to give this project a cinematic approach and to offer an overview of Manne’s career (a small overview, though, in spite of the double CD), using my musical insight as a lens, with the priceless help of some great friends who shared this trip with me. Enjoy the music — Zeno De Rossi
De Rossi’s take on Manne
is reminiscent of John Zorn’s tribute to Ennio Morricone on The Big Gundown (Nonesuch, 1986), where the Downtown saxophonist/composer combined various musicians to salute the spirit of the noted film composer. Like Zorn, De Rossi chooses not to adhere to strict covers remakes, employing Daniele D’Agaro and Francesco Bigoni, on his cover of Sonny Rollins’ trio session, Way Out West (OJC, 1957), as a two-tenor saxophone conversation, under which he applies his deft beats. Throughout the set, De Rossi’s passionate playing is the constant—like Manne, always swinging and tasteful. […] Throughout, De Rossi delivers a drum clinic. Accenting, driving, and swinging the tribute, he makes you want to dig in, dig? — Mark Corroto, All About Jazz – 21.12.2010 | www.allaboutjazz.com
Double CD version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)