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Speed, Chris / Zeno De Rossi: Ruins [Ltd Ed of 100] (Skirl)

Duo recordings of New York multi-reedist and band leader Chris Speed, playing on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Italian drummer/percussionist Zeno de Rossi, a great set of free improvisations and one rendering of Paul Motian's "Abacus", a great collection of conversations that are unhurried, lyrically oriented, and wonderfully sophisticated.
 

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UPC: 888295064682

Label: Skirl
Catalog ID: Skirl 25
Squidco Product Code: 18917

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded on various dates at various locations by Alessandro "Asso" Stefana.


Personnel:

Chris Speed-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Zeno De Rossi-drums, percussion

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track listing:


1. Abacus 3:48

2. Angelus Novus 4:28

3. Injured 4:41

4. Retrogression 4:53

5. Inno 4:52

6. Cheep 2:36

7. Eddie Cano 4:34

8. Abracadabra 4:39

9. Scratch 2:02

10. Assenza 6:20

11. Ruins 4:19
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Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Percussion & Drums
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Duo recordings of New York multi-reedist and band leader Chris Speed, playing on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Italian drummer/percussionist Zeno de Rossi, a great set of free improvisations and one rendering of Paul Motian's "Abacus", a great collection of conversations that are unhurried, lyrically oriented, and wonderfully sophisticated.


Artist Biographies:
"Chris Speed is a composer, clarinetist and saxophonist - and is "one of the principal figures in a dynamic left-of-center jazz/improv scene in the city" (NYTimes). His own bands include Endangered Blood, Human Feel, yeah NO, Trio Iffy, Pachora and The Clarinets. He is a founding member of Jim Black's Alas No Axis and John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet (two of the most influential working bands today), works with Uri Caine (deconstructing works by Mahler, Mozart, Bach, Schoenberg, Gershwin) and maintains a busy career of touring, recording, performing, composing, practicing and teaching. Current projects include work with Craig Taborn's Heroic Frenzies, Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus, Dave King's Trucking Co., Matt Mitchell Quartet, Mary Halvorson's Reverse Blue, Banda de los Muertos (NYC's only Banda band), as well as touring his latest project, Endangered Blood (with Black, Trevor Dunn and Oscar Noriega) which was featured on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts in 2012. (Endangered Blood 2010, Work Your Magic 2013 Skirl). "Speed's Endangered Blood originals stand out as his most melodically generous, accessible and warm batch of compositions he's yet to produce." -DownBeat ****Born in 1967, Speed grew up in the Seattle area where he met future colleagues Jim Black and Andrew D'Angelo, all of whom ended up in Boston in the late 80's where they formed Human Feel with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. (Scatter 1992, Welcome to Malpesta 1994, Speak To It 1996, Galore 2007). While in Boston he studied at New England Conservatory and graduated in 1990. By 1992, after a short tour with the Artie Shaw Band (led by Dick Johnson), Speed moved to New York City where he started working with Tim Berne's (now legendary touring band) Bloodcount. (Unwound 1996, Discretion 1997, Saturation Point 1997, The Seconds 2006).In April 2006, he launched Skirl Records, a label dedicated to Brooklyn based creative music" -Chris Speed Website (http://chrisspeed.com/bio/)
12/13/2017

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"Able to move between jazz, experimental music and avant-garde pop and rock, drummer and composer Zeno De Rossi (Verona - 1970), is one of the most in- demand musicians in the Italian music scene. His interest in music and the drums came early through the record collection of his father and older brothers.

His stylistic versatility have been featured with Chris Speed, Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Greg Cohen, Mike Patton, Briggan Krauss, Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Steven Bernstein, Josh Roseman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jamie Saft, Ted Reichman, Frank London, Ralph Alessi, Jessica Lurie, Jim Black, Giovanni Maier, Francesco Bearzatti, Gianluca Petrella, Franco D'Andrea, Gianni Gebbia, Daniele D'Agaro, Marco Cappelli, Cristina Zavalloni, Vinicio Capossela, Mark Orton, Gary Valente, David Murray, Amy Denio, Simone Massaron, Xabier Iriondo, Massimo Pupillo, Carla Bozulich, Ben Goldberg, Gary Lucas, Curtis Hasselbring, Enrico Rava, Tenores di Bitti, The Klezmatics, Antonello Salis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Alexander Balanescu, Han Bennink a.o.

He has released several albums as a leader, two with the project SULTRY: "Sultry" (Splash 2001) and "Plunge" (El Gallo Rojo Records 2005), two with the project Kriminal MUSEUM: "Plateau Phase" (Guns Chocolate 2002), "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow "(Punto Rojo / Backerai 2005), and two with the project SHTIK:" Me'or 'Einayim "(El Gallo Rojo Records 2007) and" The Manne I Love! VOL.1 & VOL.2. "(El Gallo Rojo Records 2010), this last one entirely devoted to the music of Shelly Manne.

Since 2003 he is working with Italian singer Vinicio Capossela. Through this collaboration he had the opportunity to share the stage with artists coming from the most diverse backgrounds, such as Roy Paci, Matteo Salvatore, Flaco Jimenez, Shane Mac Gowan, Vinicius Cantuaria, Mario Brunello, Calexico, Enzo Del Re, Adamo, Raiz, Paolo Rossi, Ginevra Di Marco, Alfio Antico a.o.

Zeno plays drums in the following bands: GUANO PADANO, Enrico Rava PM JAZZ LAB, Francesco Bearzatti TINISSIMA QUARTET, Franco D'Andrea QUARTET / SEXTET, Mauro Ottolini SOUSAPHONIX. Co-founder and member of El Gallo Rojo collective since 2005, he takes part in many projects born inside the collective, such as THE LEAPING FISH TRIO, MIDNIGHT LILACS, ROPE, MICKEY FINN, HOUDINI's CAGE, GALLO AND THE ROOSTERS, Enrico Terragnoli ORCHESTRA VERTICAL, Alfonso Santimone LASER PIGS / THRILL.

He currently leads his new trio (featuring Giorgio Pacorig on Fender Rhodes and Francesco Bigoni on tenor sax and clarinet) and SHTIK, a flexible lineup which blends jazz and music widely inspired from Jewish culture, whose heritage is one of Zeno's huge influences.

He has recorded for several labels including ECM, Atlantic, Warner Bros, Nonesuch, Blue Note, Tzadik and Ipecac.

In 2008 he wrote the music for the ballet PAPER WALL by Silvia Bertoncelli and Giannalberto De Filippis.

In 2010 he toured Europe, Russia and Israel with Mike Patton's MONDO CANE.

He has been voted as Best Drummer 2011 in the Italian magazine Musica Jazz critics poll. In the same year, he was awarded a prize as Drummer of the Year by InSound magazine.

Zeno performs in major and minor festivals, concert halls famous and infamous, big and small in Italy, Finland, Austria, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Slovenja, Croatia, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Perù, China, Greece, Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, Portugal, Serbia, Indonesia, Canary Islands, Russia, Israel, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, Norway and the USA.

Since 1998 he spent long periods of time in New York City, playing in some of the most important clubs of the new music scene, like the Tonic and the Stone."

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/zenoderossi)
12/13/2017

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