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Music inspired and fascinated by Italian cultural history, art, poetry, &c., from the collective quartet of John Butcher, John Edwards, Fabrizio Spera and Alberto Braida.

Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida)
A Brush with Dignity

Weightless (Butcher / Edwards / Spera / Braida): A Brush with Dignity (Clean Feed)
Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"British artists and intellectuals have an old fascination for the Italian culture, and Italians like the way they, and their history and classical art, are envisioned by English writers, poets, painters and filmmakers. That's, inevitably, the context of this cooperative effort between John Butcher and John Edwards, from one side, and Alberto Braida and Fabrizio Spera, from the other. It demands your full attention, not because it's difficult (it may be, at times, but who wants real good music to be "easy"?), but because it's intense and needs your open ear, time and disponibility. First of all, the music is totally improvised, even if it seems meticulously composed. No contradiction here: that's what the improvising masters do, and all the four of them are specially gifted in that aspect. Then, you'll notice there's no leader or hierarchical organisation, everything happening through a collective flow, and that's why the credits go to a band name, Weightless. No-one even tries to start an ego-trip: this is a society of equals. Finally, you'll find yourself in a state of bliss, because the resulting music couldn't be more surprising."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063001549

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 154
Squidco Product Code: 12016

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded live in Germany, 3rd and 5th October 2008 Loft-Koln (1-3) C.U.B.A.- Muenster (4). Edited and Mastered by John Butcher.


John Butcher-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophones

Alberto Braida-piano

John Edwards-double bass

Fabrizio Spera-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Apre 7:59

2. Centri 29:37

3. Vista 8:09

4. Termo 15:43

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