"When Gianni Gebbia performed with his trio Terra Arsa at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in May 1997, he was already well-established in the Italian new jazz scene. His style draws from Coltranian jazz, ...
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Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: CD 051
Squidco Product Code: 24008
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded live at "14e Festival International De Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville", May 17th, 1997.
Gianni Gebbia-vocals, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
Vittoria Villa-vocals, bombard, didjeridu, drums, percussion
Miriam Palma-vocals, bombard, percussion
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1. Terra Nova 10:20
2. Alobar 14:25
3. Pomona 2:35
4. Kudra 8:09
5. Gilda Mignonette 10:58
6. Euridice 13:38
7. Jigtranse 3:15
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"When Gianni Gebbia performed with his trio Terra Arsa at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in May 1997, he was already well-established in the Italian new jazz scene. His style draws from Coltranian jazz, Sicilian folk music, and mostly contemporary players like Evan Parker, although he can be a lot more playful than his senior. Terra Arsa is made of Miriam Palma (vocals, Jew's harp) and Vittorio Villa (drums, percussions, Jew's harp). Palma is a great vocalist. She has a warm, full-bodied voice, but she can also create strange vibrations and buzzing chords, an unusual ability featured in the first minutes of "Gilda Mignonette" and "Euridice," two of her compositions. She slips from one to the other effortlessly. With his didgeridoo, Villa creates an out-of-this-world atmosphere. On drums, he favors hypnotic circular rhythm patterns -- one can distinctly hear a Can or Faust influence on "Alobar" and "Gilda Mignonette." Gebbia uses short segments ofbouncy melodic lines to tie together the freer portions of the pieces. His Mediterranean preferences recall Pino Minafra's Sud Ensemble, although Il Libro Degli Eroi doesn't have the same festive atmosphere. The blend of jazz, rock, vocal experimentation, and free improvisation is both puzzling and charming. This album is simply impossible to categorize, embodying what true "musique actuelle" is. Recommended."-Francois Couture, All Music
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