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Vuoto Bersagli (Carlo Mascolo / Giacomo Mongelli / Pino Montecalvo): Vuoto Bersagli (FMR)

A unique approach to improvisation, the Italian trio of Carlo Mascolo on trombone & no-input trombone, Giacomo Mongelli on drums & objects and Pino Montecalvo on trombone & toy junk, use a "Blind Instant Composition" approach to their live studio improvisations, where the players are unable to see each other, forcing close listening & response to their quirky and fascinating conversations.
 

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Carlo Mascolo-no input trombone

Giacomo Mongelli-drums, objects

Pino Montecalvo-trombone, toy junk


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Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR682
Squidco Product Code: 34278

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Waveahead Studio, in Monopoli, Italy, by Mimmo Galizia.

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"The Italian trio Vuoto Bersagli (which means Empty Targets) recorded their music with the B.I.C. method, which stands for Blind Instant Composition. Me thinks, another word for free improvisation, but the difference is that they play together but can't see the others, which is indeed a different approach. The trio consists of Carlo Mascolo (trombone, no-input trombone), Giacomo Mongelli (drums, objects) and Pino Montecalvo (trombone, toy junk). I don't recognize the first two names, but I know Montalvo from his solo releases on his Music A La Coque label. They recorded a relatively short album, eight pieces spanning just under twenty-eight minutes. As expected, the free improvisation element runs deep in this album, sometimes rather conventional, such as in 'Paracool', which is nothing more than two trombones and drums free-wailing against each other. This is okay for someone who isn't that much into the whole free stuff (and I am such a person), but it also seems a bit too much of a standard improvisation. This trio is more attractive once they overstep the routine and do something different. 'Launimplicata' is such a piece: thoughtful and intense, with what seems feedback, one trombone and tribal drums. 'Tagliare' is an exercise that uses sounds from objects and creates something very quiet. It's almost electro-acoustic and something quite exciting. Luckily, these more interesting pieces form the majority here; some are mixed with more traditional elements if one player decides to go the conventional route. 'Panasabia' is a piece in which the trombones become voices (or vice versa), but Mongeli's drums are more conventional. Throughout, I thought this was a most enjoyable release."-Frans da Waard, Vital Weekly


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Artist Biographies

"Carlo Mascolo is an improviser musician with different skills and versatile languages. He plays jazz, world music, computer music and the creative music in the direction of research of new sound textures, from solo to the ensemble. Carlo Mascolo is the founder of the "Kerlox Dynamic Band - transcultural music" and he has been playing with the collective Embryo since 2006. He is the art director of the Free Flow Festival in Italy since 2012. As educator, he was teacher of Jazz Trombone at the Conservatory of music "Nino Rota" in Monopoli (Italy) and teacher of Brass at the ESNCM in Jerusalem, at the AlKamandjati music center and in the refugee camp of Al-Amari, Qalandia, Jenin and Nablus (Palestine) . He played in several festivals and many clubs in Europe and worldwide (Italy, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, Palestine, Morocco, Colombia, Argentina, U.S.A., Portugal) with Embryo, Christian Burchard, Michele Lomuto, Gianni Lenoci, Steve Potts, Antonello Salis, Marcello Magliocchi, Mik Quantius, Lothar Stahl, Jens Pollheide, Lori Goldston, Nicola Guazzaloca, Suricato, Pacho Davila, Moktar Ghania, Allen Blairman, Yuri Parvenov, Abdul Moimeme, Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla, Jean- Marc Foussat, Luiz Rocha, Nicolas Chientaroli, Dirar Kalash, Mia Zabelka, Carlos Zingaro, Ada Rave, Renato Ferreira, George Hadow, Paulo Chagas, Okay Temiz, Hakan Ali Tocker, Marshall Allen, Charles Gayle and many others."

-Music Plus (https://www.muzicplus.it/en/productions/discography/my-tubes-carlo-mascolo.html)
4/22/2024

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"Giacomo Mongelli was born in Bari in 1977. He attended the seminars of : G. Trovesi G. Basso, C. Zingaro, J. Leandre, S. Battaglia, P. Damiani, D. Liebman, M. Stockhausen. He attended specific drum seminars of: Billy Drummond, Bobby Dhuram, Fabrizio Sferra, Roberto Gatto.

He took part to many festival: Mantova Music Festival, Gezziamoci, Foggia Jazz Festival, Controfestival, Trani per Telethon, Suoni Contro, Concerto per Amnesty, SuoniS Trani, Voi Ch'ascoltate, Camerata Musicale Barese, Musica in Festa, and many others.

He has played with many musicians: D.Murray, P. Montagne, T. Ho Bynum, T. Ghiglioni, I. Serto, M. Stockhausen, F. Mezzina, K. Berger, K. Carter, R. Ottaviano, S. Potts, G. Pacorig, G. Maier, G. Trovesi, G. Lenoci, and many others.

He has founded the cultural association "Suoni Visionari" that involves many musicians in a musical project based on improvisation, figurative arts and theatre. The first cd "Suite 24" has been the soundtrack at the film "Via Appia" by the director P. De Falco participating to Torino Film Festival, Bifest Bari, Lecce European Film Festival."

-Aut Records (https://www.autrecords.com/artists/giacomo-mongelli/)
4/22/2024

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Pino Montecalvo is an improvising trombonist, and the founder of the label Music à la Coque. He is a member of Bz Bz Ueu, the Italian avant-punk jazz band formed in 1992 in Bari.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/409737-Pino-Montecalvo)
4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Tagliarie 2:29

2. Trafitto Dalla Maruggje 2:30

3. Lottoaquattromani 4:01

4. Panasabia 3:15

5. Cinevivido 2:58

6. Over The Troop 3:01

7. Paracool 2:56

8. Launimplicata 5:28

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