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Zanuttini, Flavio Opacipapa: Born Baby Born (Clean Feed)

Italian trumpeter Falvio Zanuttini (Arbe Garbe) leads his bassless trio with Piero Bittolo Bon on alto sax and Marco D'Orlando on drums through 8 Zanuttini compositions, exciting free jazz with a lyrical bent and a playful attitude, the unique orchestration driving the players into post-bop territory with great parallel interaction in the horns and swinging drums - impressive!
 

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Flavio Zanuttini-trumpet, compositions

Piero Bittolo Bon-alto saxophone

Marco D'Orlando-drums


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Liner notes by Euguene Chadbourne

UPC: 5609063005066

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF506
Squidco Product Code: 26679

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Casa della Musica, in Trieste, Italy, on January 24th, 2018, by Fulvio Zafret.

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"A trumpet (by Flavio Zanuttini himself, the mastermind behind Born Baby Born), an alto sax (Piero Bittolo Bon) and a drumset (Marco D'Orlando). Nothing more: no bass to deepen the rhythm and no harmonic instrument, be it a piano or a guitar. Just "meat and potatoes", as Eugene Chadbourne states on his liner notes, dismissing in this meal the possible contributions of a fried egg, some buttered peas or a salad. And yet, you can hear a bass doing rhythmic and harmonic work, and this because the trumpet, the sax and the drums incorporate the bass parts, in a phantom-like way. The drummer do it naturally with the tom-toms and the bass drum, but you wouldn't expect that from the horns. Or do you, considering that they're played by superlative instrumentalists?

A few years back, Zanuttini dared to play the music of Don Cherry, and he managed to get very close to the original trumpeter, while keeping his own musical personality. The Italian musician has a long curriculum as an orchestra player, in that context knowing that he's an individual contributor of something bigger, but that's what explains his will to go beyond the conventional roles when he's a soloist in a small group.

Curiously enough, the "bassless, pianoless, tuttoless" (Zanuttini's words) trio Opacipapa puts themselves in the middle of two traditions, the free improvised one and the carefully organized of the great historical big bands. The music either swings, like if we're still living in the Fifties, or go to the post-free jazz stratosphere. Frequently, it swings when visiting the other side of the cosmos."-Clean Feed


Liner notes by Euguene Chadbourne

Artist Biographies

"Named as one of the best italian jazz trumpet players by the magazine Musica Jazz, his sound and approach are unique and you can hear it wherever he may be involved: as lead trumpet in large ensembles (Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra, Folkwang Jazz Orchestra, North East Ska*Jazz Orchestra, Udin&Jazz Big Band, Improvvirussoundexperience, Big Tartini Band, L'Insiúm, Das Große Ding, Greetings from Saturn, Naked Musician and more) as soloist and improviser in smaller bands (Francesco Cusa & The Assassins, Mizar Duo, Camatta Monk, Martello, Arbe Garbe, Radio Zastava, Kick the Kid, Le Retour des Oiseaux and more).

Between 2004 and 2013 he played with the band Arbe Garbe all over Europe (Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Sweden) and overseas (Argentine, Uruguay, Australia) and released five albums for which he treat composition, arrangement and production. In two of these played Eugene Chadbourne, the famous american singer and guitar player.

Between 2007 and 2015 he has been lead trumpet of the Abbey Town Jazz Orchestra with which he cooperated with various international artists as Michael Abene, Kyle Gregory, Mauro Ottolini, Marco Tamburini, Emilio Soana, Jamie Davis, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Ray Gelato, Klaus Gesing and many others. This band played for many years in the main event of the Summer Jamboree in Senigallia accompanying sundry singers guests of the festival, often with more the 10.000 people in the audience.

From 2011 he's member of the jazz band Francesco Cusa & The Assassins, one of the most active italian bands requested in all Europe. They realized three albums, the first one (The Beauty and The Grace) considered one of the 100 best jazz productions in 2012 according to the magazine Jazzit.

He played in festivals and clubs such as: International Jazz Festival (Münster), Zomer Jazz Fietstour (Groningen), Jazzy Colours (Parigi), Catania Jazz, Udin&Jazz, Süd Tirol Jazz Festival (Bolzano), Cormons Jazz & Wine, Trentino in Jazz (Trento), Pordenone Blues Festival, Veneto Jazz, Tarcento Jazz, Issue Project Room (Brooklyn), B-flat (Berlino), Casa del Jazz (Roma), Jazzstudio (Norimberga), Bunker Ulmenwall (Bielefeld), Domicil (Dortmund), Projazz Festival (Dortmund), Jazz Club (Ferrara), Jazz Wide (Pisa), Novara Jazz and many others.

He played with Francesco Cusa, Cristiano Arcelli, Glauco Venier, Marco Tamburini, Andrea Toffanelli, Fabrizio Puglisi, Luca Dell'Anna, Euegene Chadbourne, Nevio Zaninotto, Kyle Gregory, Michael Abene, Emilio Soana, Roy Paci, Giorgio Pacorig, Giovanni Maier, Sebastian Gramss, Ryan Carnieaux, Giulio Stermieri, Giovanni Benvenuti, Paolo Sorge and many others."

-Flavio Zanuttini Website (https://flaviozanuttini.com/bio-eng/)
7/10/2024

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"Piero Bittolo Bon is one of the busiest and most in demand italian musicians in the italian jazz and avant-garde scene. He mainly plays alto saxophone but is also at ease on baritone saxophone, flutes and clarinets. Piero has also had a long-standing affair going on with the electric bass, which he played at the beginning of his musical journey in funk, reggae, and rock bands, before committing himself to wind instruments and improvised music. Passionate and vibrant, his music, densely composed or totally improvised, reverberates with echoes of the best of free jazz, fire music, torrid improvisations and chamberesque compositions, sharp attacks and continuous inventions bar after bar.

Member of the fresh and much regarded italian collective/record label El Gallo Rojo Records, he's currently leading his own quintet, Bread & Fox with Filippo Vignato on trombone, Alfonso Santimone on piano, Glauco Benedetti on tuba and Andrea Grillini on drums. Other notable bands he leads are his Jümp The Shark sextet with Gerhard Gschloessl on tuba and trombone, Domenico Caliri on guitars, Pasquale Mirra on vibes, Danilo Gallo on bass and Federico Scettri on drums, and "Rollerball", a rock-oriented jazz quintet with Beppe Scardino on bari sax, Enrico Terragnoli on guitar, Danilo Gallo on bass and Massimiliano Sorrentini on drums, not mentioning the many other bands he's involved in, mainly with his Gallo Rojo fellows and with other major italian musicians. In 2010 he was called to be part of a new Uri Caine project, "Pulse". His "Original Pigneto Stompers" outfit features giant of electric bass Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Simone Massaron on guitars and Federico Scettri and Massimiliano Sorrentini on double drums. One of his most recents projects, "Lacus Amoenus", involves the great trumpet player Peter Evans.

His interest in finding new sounds and new improvisational languages brought him to design a special microphone system allowing to control and play the feedback that is generated inside the saxophone tube. This "augmented" alto saxophone is featured in his solo project "SPELUNKER".

He performed an recorded with italian artists such as Danilo Gallo, Zeno de Rossi, Beppe Scardino, Enrico Terragnoli, Stefano Senni, Francesco Bigoni, Massimiliano Sorrentini, Achille Succi,Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tiziano Tononi, Daniele Cavallanti, Francesco Cusa, Domenico Caliri, Giovanni Maier, U.T. Gandhi, Simone Massaron, Silvia Bolognesi, John De Leo and with musicians like Anthony Braxton, Uri Caine, Peter Evans, Steve Lehman, John Tchicai, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Lukas Ligeti, Gino Robair, Jessica Lurie, Andrew Drury, Neil Leonard, Ernest Dawkins, Vincent Davis, Craig J. Green, Tristan Honsinger, Gerhard Gschloessl, Christian Lillinger, Tobias Delius, Mark Solborg, Marc Lohr, Lisa Mezzacappa, Jason Levis and many others.

In 2011 Piero founded his own netlabel, R'Ufo Records.

He recorded for labels such as El Gallo Rojo Records, Auand Records, Aut Records, Clean Feed Records, Long Song Records, Splasch Records, Improvvisatore Involontario, NuBop Records, Materiali Sonori, Psychonavigation Records, Caligola Records."

-Piero Bittolo Bon Website (http://www.pierobittolobon.com/bio/)
7/10/2024

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Marco D'Orlando is an Italian drummer, known for the groups EXP Quartet, EXP Quintet, Flavio Zanuttini Opacipapa.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4189027-Marco-DOrlando)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sci Sce Scio Sciu 5:27

2. Agitation Is Not Excitation 4:19

3. Opacipapa 5:22

4. Squeek 3:05

5. Schie Cimice 6:11

6. Grazi Grazi 5:38

7. Hop Hop 4:30

8. La Nanna 9:07

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