Italian saxophonist and composer Daniele Cavallanti and drummer/percussionist Tiziano Tononi produced these two enterprising suites played here by a powerful octet that includes Jenny Scheinman.
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Label: Long Song Records
Catalog ID: LSRCD 110
Squidco Product Code: 16483
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Nicolosi Studios, Milano on February 15th, 16th and 17th, 2008 by Lorenzo Monti.
Daniele Cavallanti-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Tiziano Tononi-drums, percussion, udu drum, kalimba
Pacho-percussion, gongs, conga drums
Achille Succi-bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Massimo Mariani-electric guitar
Giovanni Maier-double bass, electric bass
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1. Faces: Shadows 3:09
2. Faces: Cassavetes 7:31
3. Faces: Bertolucci 3:04
4. Faces: Jarmusch 3:55
5. Faces: Wenders 5:54
6. Faces: Eastwood 8:47
7. Phases: Phase One - The Winter Unit (Ionisated Version) 6:08
8. Phases: Phase One - Unauthorized Fives 0:28
9. Phases: Phase One - Motionary Tales 11:57
10. Phases: Phase Two - Before The Storm 12:36
11. Phases: Phase Two - Landscape #1: Where? 2:28
12. Phases: Phase Three - The Magnetism Of Reiteration 4:06
13. Phases: Phase Three - Landscape #2: How? 2:45
14. Phases: Phase Two - Organically Returning Fives 6:48
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Tenor/baritone/composer Daniele Cavallanti and drummer/percussionist/composer Tiziano Tononi, from Milano, Italy, have been playing together for the last thirty years. Since 1980 have been co-leading the band Nexus. Considered an historical avant garde Italian band, Nexus has been voted a number of times best band by critics in the annual jazz magazine Musica Jazz "Top Jazz Referendum". They are also founding members of the celebrated Italian Instabile Orchestra. Both with Nexus and the Italian Instabile Orchestra, Cavallanti and Tononi performed all over Europe, United States, Canada and Japan and during their career they have been playing and recording with some of the most representative Italian jazz musicians such as: Enrico Rava, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Giorgio Gaslini and with a number of international jazz masters such as: Raphael Garrett, Radu Malfatti, Barre Phillips, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, Glenn Ferris, Mark Dresser, Herb Robertson, Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman, Stuart Copeland, Andrew Cyrille, Maggie Nicols, Dewey Redman, Muhal Richard Abrahms, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Nels Cline, Elliot Sharp, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Willem Breuker, Wolter Wierbos, Jerry Granelli, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Oliver Johnson, Michel Godard.
On this brand new CD, produced by Fabrizio Perissinotto, who originally conceived and commissioned the project to the two musicians, Cavallanti and Tononi present two long and ambitious suites ("Faces" by Daniele Cavallanti and "Phases" by Tiziano Tononi) for an extraordinary high level octet that features American violin rising star Jenny Scheinman, Emanuele Parrini on viola, Achille Succi on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Massimo Mariani on guitar, Giovanni Maier on double and electric bass and Pacho on percussion."Long Song Records
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"Tiziano Tononi (born November 18, 1956, Milan) is an Italian percussionist and composer.
Tononi taught himself to play drums in a pop/rock idiom as a youth, then turned to playing jazz and classical percussion in his late teens, studying with Andrew Cyrille and Bob Moses. Playing locally in Milan in the early 1980s, he joined the Democratic Orchestra Milano and co-founded the Nexus ensemble with Daniele Cavallanti, as well as the group Moon on the Water toward the middle of the decade. Through the 1980s he played in a variety of idioms with musicians such as Pierre Favre, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Maggie Nicols, Barre Phillips, Dewey Redman, Giancarlo Schiaffini, and Gianluigi Trovesi.
In the 1990s Tononi played with the Jazz Chromatic Ensemble and the Italian Instabile Orchestra, as well as in a trio with Beppe Caruso. His Multiphonics Tuba Trio, with Renato Geremia and Michel Godard, was founded in 1997; he also did composition and arrangement work, including the soundtrack to Ketchup and tributes to Don Cherry and Roland Kirk."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiziano_Tononi)
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"Achille Succi, has recently been singled out as "one of the European musicians to keep an eye on in the next ten years" (Bill Schoemaker, Giornale della musica, January 2010), while journalist Mario Gamba defines him as a "genius of italian Jazz" (Alias, March 20th, 2010).
Born in Modena, Italy, in 1971, he began self-taught and later won several scholarships that gave him the chance to study in some of the most important schools and workshops in the world (Berklee, D.Liebman masterclasses, Kopenhagen Rhythmic conservatory, Siena Jazz).
Among the many artists he has collaborated with are Uri Caine, Ralph Alessi, Sylvie Curvoisier, Steve Swell, Louis Sclavis, Ernst Reijseger, Pierre Dørge and Franco D'Andrea; he also took part in the recording of many CDs and performed all over the world.
As leader Achille Succi has recorded two CDs: "Shiva's dance" and "Terra", and a duo session with Bass player Salvatore Maiore: "Pequenas flores do inferno".
Together with Fabrizio Puglisi and Alberto Capelli he founded the "Atman" group, with two CDs released.
With pianist Christopher Culpo he just released "Fresh Frozen", for the "El Gallo Rojo" record label, featuring tuba player Oren Marshall.
Achille Succi teaches music ensemble in Nonantola (Modena) and holds improvisation workshops and masterclasses in several Italian cities. Since 2001 he has been a faculty member of famous summer workshop Siena Jazz, and recently taught at the In.Jam masterclasses; since 2006 he also teaches clarinet and improvisation techniques at the Ferrara, Bologna and Brescia Conservatory."-Achille Succi Website (http://www.achillesucci.it/main/site/profile/)
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