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PBB'S Lacus Amoenus with Peter Evans: The Sauna Session (Long Song Records)

Piero Bittolo Bon's Lacus Amoenus featuring the leader on reeds & electronics, Simone Massaron on guitars, Glauco Benedetti on tuba, and Tommaso Cappellato on drums, is joined by trumpeter Peter Evans for an album of transatlantic improvisation of great dexterity and humor.

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product information:

UPC: 8032089000291

Label: Long Song Records
Catalog ID: LSRCD132/2014
Squidco Product Code: 19109

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Italy
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at La Sauna studio in Varese, Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2012, by Andrea Caielli.


Piero Bittolo Bon-alto sax, contrabass, pocket reed trumpet, no input electronics

Peter Evans-trumpet, piccolo trumpet

Simone Massaron-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, fretless guitar, lapsteel guitar, effects

Glauco Bendetti-tuba

Tommaso Cappellato-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Peter Evans is a trumpet player, and improvisor/composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Quintet and the Zebulon trio. In addition, Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like minded players. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively. He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: John Zorn, Kassa Overall, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee, George Lewis, and performs with both ICE and the Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011."

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track listing:

1. Glauco Benedetti's Sound Of Love 2:39

2. Matador? Matador?? 10:57

3. Please Flora Don't Look At Me Like That 4:00

4. How To Kill Peter Evans With A Rotating Tube 8:54

5. Ballad Of The Martian Rovers 2:28

6. The Mighty Cavata Bros 19:49

7. Saxophone Shaped J 3:30

8. A Fanfare 1:00

9. Turtles All The Way Down 4:39

10. Twntytw 14:13

11. And Now The Quite 2:43
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"A sweaty summer session or radical free music! Recorded in July 2012 close to a nice small lake in the North of Italy, at the beautiful Sauna Studio (yes, even the studio name is as hot as the music!). Featuring Peter Evans as special guest, and an unusual tuba instead or a more expected double bass, Piero Bittolo Bon's Lacus Amoenus delivers a brilliant, adventurous ensemble sound, full of raw, daring improvised music. Certainly not your usual easy listening jazz music, "The Sauna Session" is in any case a treasure to slowly discover and appreciate listen after listen!"-Long Song Records

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