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Roots Magic (Pololla / De Fabritiis / Tedeschi / Spera): Take Root Among The Stars (Clean Feed)

Mining the area between the blues and creative jazz with pieces by Charles Tyler, Ornette Coleman, Phil Cohran and Sun Ra, this is the 3rd album from the Italian quartet of Alberto Popolla on clarinets, Errico De Fabritiis on saxophones, Gianfranco Tedeschi on double bass, and Fabrizio Spera on drums & percussion, joined by Eugenio Colombo on flute and Francesco Lo Cascio on vibes.
 

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UPC: 5609063005455

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF545CD
Squidco Product Code: 29392

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Stone Recording Studio, in Roma, Italy, in September, 2019, by Gabriele Conti.


Personnel:

Alberto Popolla-clarinet, bass clarinet, objects

Errico De Fabritiis-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, mouth harp

Gianfranco Tedeschi-double bass

Fabrizio Spera-drums, percussion, zither

Eugenio Colombo-flute, bass flute

Francesco Lo Cascio-vibraphone, gong

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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)
9/23/2020

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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 (https://www.last.fm/it/music/Oprachina/+wiki)
9/23/2020

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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)
9/23/2020

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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 9/23/2020

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"Saxophonist, flautist and composer Eugenio Colombo was born in Rome in 1953. Self taught, he began his career improvising in a variety of musical genres and composing music. He has composed for solo instruments, saxophone quartets, string trios, Pig band and brass band with improvisation soloists. He is one of the founder members of the Italian "Instabile Orchestra".

He performs with numerous artists such as Giancarlo Schiaffini, Giovanna Marini, Demetrio

Stratos, Misha Mengelberg, Bruno Tommaso, Cecil Taylor, Martin Joseph to mention bu a few. He teaches saxophone at Frosinone's Music Academy."

-Instituto Italiano di Cultura (https://iicnairobi.esteri.it/iic_nairobi/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2010/09/duo-jazz-italiano.html)
9/23/2020

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"Francesco Lo Cascio: vibraphone

Born in Rome in 1961 began studying the instrument in '82 .

'84 joined the Berklee College of Music of Boston where he widened the vibraphone technique with Ed Saindon and Gary Burton . Study harmony with Waine Naus and arrangement with Robert Rose .

'86 forms, together with his brother Giovanni , the group " Silent Circus " and since '95 is leader of the " Francesco Lo Cascio Vibes Trio ".

In Italy and abroad, many concerts in Jazz festivals and in clubs with his band, with other stable groups, or as a freelancer, collaborating with internationally renowned artists.

'98 was voted by critics among the " best new talents of Italian jazz " in the referendum called by the magazine "MUSICA JAZZ".

Participated in radio broadcasts with various broadcasters (including RAI RADIOUNO, RAI RADIOTRE, VATICAN RADIO) and television programs ("JAZZAREA" ODEON TV). He has composed and produced music for various multimedia shows.

He has been a teacher at the JAZZ UNIVERSITY in Terni and currently teaches vibraphone and theory both privately and at the schools of Rome TIMBA, SAINT LOUIS, CIAC.

STABLE GROUPS:Francesco Lo Cascio VIBES TRIO ( Roberto Gatto , Giovanni Tommaso)Bruno Tommaso JW SeptetVIBES & STRINGS project Vibe - Double bass - String quartetFEDELI - LO CASCIO DUO Vibe - Piano and Accordion (Massimo Fedeli)ACOUSTIC DUO Vibe - Guitar (Giovanni Palombo)

COLLABORATIONS:Bruno Tommaso , Paolo Fresu , Massimo Urbani , Ares Tavolazzi , Massimo Manzi , Stefano Di Battista , Salvatore Bonafede , Tino Tracanna , Barga Big Band , Marco Micheli , Roberto Gatto , Giovanni Tommaso , Gianni Gebbia , Maurizio Giammarco , Enrico Rava , Miroslav Vitous , Gary Bartz , "Hannibal" Marvin Peterson , Horacio "negro" Hernandes ,Stanton Davis , Harvie Swartz , Armando Corsi , John Ramsy , Bruce Gertz , Bob Gullotti , Manu Roche , Gunter Schuller , George Garzone , Daniel Bacalov , Sonny Fortune , Lalo Schifrin , Idris Muhammad

FESTIVALS:ROME JAZZ-FUSION '87 , BUSSIN'JAZZ '87 , UMBRIA JAZZ '88 / '89 , AVEZZANO JAZZ '89 , TIME in JAZZ '89 , BARGA JAZZ '89 / '91 , OAK of the RATE '89 , ON THE STRIPS of JAZZ '89 , SIENA JAZZ '90 / '95 / '95 , L'AQUILA JAZZ FESTIVAL '95 , ROCCELLA JONICA '95 , OPEN JAZZ AIR '95 (Austria), SERRE FESTIVAL '98 , CIAMPINO JAZZ FESTIVAL '98 - '99"

-Jazz Italia (http://www.jazzitalia.net/artisti/francescolocascio.asp#.XysmOmpKhTY)
9/23/2020

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track listing:


1. Frankiphone Blues 7:00

2. Humility In The Light Of The Creator 5:46

3. Devil Got My Woman 8:30

4. Still Screaming For Charles Tyler 5:14

5. A Girl Named Rainbow 5:52

6. Mean Black Cat Blues 5:44

7. When There Is No Sun 6:30

8. Karen On Monday 6:35
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Take Root Among the Stars, quoting the words of the great science fiction writer Octavia Butler, here is Roots Magic's third installment for Clean Feed. Cut by the Italian quartet, here and there augmented by a couple of special guests, historical wind player Eugenio Colombo and vibes maestro Francesco Lo Cascio, this new album comes as a further step into the borderland between Deep Blues and Creative Jazz.

The new repertoire includes reworked tunes by Skip James, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Charles Tyler and Ornette Coleman plus new works on some of the band's favorite composers, Charley Patton, Phil Cohran, John Carter, and Sun Ra. The album opens up with Phil Cohran's "Frankiphone Blues", a deep sensuous Afro oriented groove and tight horn arrangements, perfectly enhanced by Colombo's flute solo and Lo Cascio's oblique harmonies.

Energy music and Free Jazz keep striking a chord with the four Italians via the ultra-out spiritual sound of Kalaparusha's take and some boiling improvisations on their tribute to Charles Tyler. The spirit of the Delta is conjured here through a challenging version of Skip James's daunting classic Devil Got my Woman and the fat, earthy pulse of Patton's Mean Black Cat Blues. The album closes with John Carter's "Karen on Monday", A beautiful contemplative clarinet tune immersed in a wide-open soundscape with the quartet displaying a more explorative approach to sound, timbre, and noise."-Clean Feed

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