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Roots Magic: Last Kind Words (Clean Feed)

Deep Blues and Creative Jazz from the Italian septet Roots Magic, following up their "Hoodoo Magic" CD with another compelling album of instrumentals where the track list consists of personal renditions of Delta Blues classics (mostly Charlie Patton) played with an overtly exploratory attitude derived from the Free Jazz tradition.
 

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UPC: 5609063004373

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF437CD
Squidco Product Code: 24456

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Abbey Rocchi Studio, Rome, Italy, in December, 2016, by Daniele Zazza.


Personnel:

Alberto Popolla-clarinet, bass clarinet

Errico De Fabritiis-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Gianfranco Tedeschi-double bass

Fabrizio Spera- drums

Luca Venitucci-organ, piano

Luca Tilli-cello

Antonio Castiello-dub effects

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track listing:


1. Down the Dirt Road Blues 4:26

2. Last Kind Words 6:31

3. Tom Rushen Blues 5:12

4. Oh Hush 3:07

5. Old 4:49

6. November Cotton Flower 7:43

7. Dogon A.D. 5:51

8. Hattie Wall 3:07

9. Miss Boweavil 3:50

10. Pee Wee Blues 6:37

11. Poor Me (Again) 7:04

12. Bermuda Blues (Quasi Dub) 4:40

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"There's a good side in the present day global dimension and that's called "cultural syncretism". Roots Magic is an Italian band who's gradually building up a repertoire between Deep Blues and Creative Jazz, and this is their second effort.

As in their previous release, the track list consists of personal renditions of Delta Blues classics (mostly Charlie Patton) played with an overtly exploratory attitude derived from the Free Jazz tradition, as well as a number of pieces composed by some chosen Jazz artists such as Roscoe Mitchell, Julius Hemphill, Henry Threadgill, Hamiet Bluiett, including a couple of unearthed gems, "November Cotton Flower" by the great late Marion Brown and "Last Kind Words", a moving pre-war song by the obscure and legendary Geshie Wiley.

This is some kind of familiar and bizarre sound creation, rooted in the essence of African-American music in its most Folkish character. Perhaps, only Non-American musicians could get the right distance to imagine something like this. Some sort of synthesized Black-influenced music based on sharp horn charts and a variety of Backbeats from Funk to Dub mutations. A whole sound world coming from the utmost respect for the originals, mixed up with good humor and subversive attitude. Needless to add that Black Music is at the very origin of every urban musical expression of today and this band shows us how and why..."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies:

"Biography of Alberto Poppola

A brief biography:
A.P. writes: My first instrument was the electric bass and I played psychedelic music with an Italian rock band, MAGIC POTION, in the second half of the eighties. Then, I began to play clarinet and, with love and passion, the bass clarinet.
I played Balkan music with Dragan Trio and, with many other musicians and bands, Jazz and Experimental music. I like mixing the different influences in a only sound, my sound. I played and recorded with MICHEL GODARD, EUGENIO COLOMBO, JAMAL OUASSINI, LUCA VENITUCCI, GIANFRANCO TEDESCHI, GIANNI TROVALUSCI, G. TROVESI, J. HEINEMANN, ALESSANDRO GARAU, FABRIZIO SPERA, EMANUELE PARRINI, DAVID RYAN, SIMON ALLEN, IAN MITCHELL, MAMADOU DIABATE, ENZO ROCCO, VERYAN WESTON and many others.
I've recorded the cd "FRAMMENTI DI SCRITTURA PREMATURA" (http://www.imprint-profeta.com/) with Lesmi Carrozzieri Popolla Walker Ensemble.

About my first SLAM CD "MAGIQUE" SLAMCD 517
By "HOT TUNE"
Alberto Popolla; Bass Clarinet, Clarinet. Andrea Moriconi; Guitar. Roberto Raciti; Double Bass. Claudio Sbrolli; Drums.
With special guests: Eugenio Colombo; Soprano Sax, Flute. Tracks 1 and 5. Marilena Paradisi; Voice tracks 4 and 7. Errico De Fabritiis; Tenor Sax Track 1

Hot Tune plays since three years and we have had many collaborations before recording this first cd. The music is a mixing from rock to jazz (it can remember the Canterbury scene) and we have two special guests on cd: Eugenio Colombo (famous jazz player) sax and flute, and Marilena Paradisi, voice.

All compositions are mine except Odwalla, by Art Ensemble of Chicago."

-Jazz CDs (http://www.jazzcds.co.uk/artist_id_1473/biography_id_1473)
12/13/2017

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"De Fabritiis: saxophone, mentioned on Top Italian Jazz 2009 and 2010, teacher, graduated in saxophone at the Conservatory of Pescara D'Annunzio, lives in Rome, where he worked with musicians of different backgrounds. He committed within the contemporary and improvised music; recently he has directed the project "Bus Ned Revolution". With the singer and the poet Silvana Licursi M. Jatosti, set up the show Mediterranean and performed in numerous national and international. With guitarist Giovanni Palombo, he founded the Zen Bel Jazz Quintet with which he performs a concert live for Vatican Radio and records the record job Zen Bel Jazz and some original songs as well have been arranged and re-proposed by ISO Ensemble Orchestra conducted by Paolo Damiani at the Comunal Thater of Matera.

It is currently engaged in improvised music and contemporary art. Recently he directed the project "Bus Ned Revolution" and has partecipated as saxophone recording of "The Fire Ned" edited by Gianfranco Tedeschi. With the Ensemble Qwert, attended the premiere of the work: Guernica of Daniele Del Monaco, at the American Academy in Rome, inside the Festival of New Consonance 2007, and Simurgh Opera for solo voice and small orchestra . Fabio Fochesato: bass and double bass, teacher, working expecially in jazz and contemporary music. He's a member of "Plectrum Orchestra del Circolo Mandolinistico Costantino Bertucci" (plectrums with double bass string performing a large repertory of baroque and contemporary music) and the new "Banda Larga Big Band" direct by Elvio Ghigliordini (PMJO Auditorium Rome)."

He is a member of Oprachina, Improgressive, Pegasys, The Freexielanders, and Hot Tune.

-Last FM, Discogs (https://www.last.fm/it/music/Oprachina/+wiki)
12/13/2017

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"Gianfranco Tedeschi (* in Rome ) is an Italian contrabassist, active in the field of jazz, improvisational music and new music.Life and Work

Tedeschi earned a diploma in the contrabass and studied music analysis and composition with Boris Poren and orchestral arranger with Giancarlo Gazzani. He also took courses for music therapy with Mauro Scardovelli.

He composed music for the music theater ( Giorgio Barberio Corsetti ) and worked in the field of ballet with choreographers such as Adriana Borriello and Franco Senica. Several pieces for the musical theater were created in collaboration with the composer Fabrizio De Rossi Re and Paola Cortellesi. As an instrumentalist for new and improvisational music he played works by composers such as John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Domenico Guaccero and Cornelius Cardew.

As a Jazzmusiker, Tedeschi performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Ochs, Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Eugenio Colombo, Sebi Tramontana and Mario Schiano. He is a member of the Rara Quartet, the Mondo Ra Orchestra of the Trio Rasa, the Rusconi Orchestra and other groups. In 2007, he took the album Il Fuoci Di Ned (with Paolo Marchettini, Alberto Popolla, Michael Thieke, Stefano Cogolo, Renato Ciunfrini, Errico de Fabriitis, Aurelio Tontini, Andrea Blarzino, Davide Piersanti, Luca Venitucci, Claudio Maioli, Daniele del Monaco, Dario Salvagnini, Cristiano de Fabriitis, Marco Ariano and Roberto Bellatalla )."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianfranco_Tedeschi)
12/13/2017

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Born in Rome where he has been active for many years both as a musician and organizer in the field of experimental and improvised music. Founding member of Ossatura, 7k Oaks, Eco d'Alberi, Weightless, Truth in the Abstract Blues and has worked, amongst others, with Peter Kowald, Mike Cooper, Wadada Leo Smith, Butch Morris, ROVA, Blast, Lisle Ellis, Larry Ochs, John Butcher, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Alfred Harth, Tim Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda, Lol Coxhill, Veryan Weston, Hans Koch and Axel Dorner.

-Recommended Records 12/13/2017

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A musician, improviser and composer who has toured and recorded widely, and in many collaborative projects with dancers, directors, poets and mixed media artists. For several years he has been part of the notorious Zeitkratzer Ensemble and has worked with a wide range of improvisers, composers and musicians, including Mike Cooper, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Axel Dorner, Alvin Curran, Jon Rose, Butch Morris and Radu Malfatti.

-Recommended Records 12/13/2017

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