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A unique take on this large brass instrument from Italian trombonist and Free Flow Festival director Carlo Mascolo, using preparations, focusing on components of the instrument, and using extreme techniques to create a startlingly diverse set of sounds, vocalisations, microtonal output and simply bizarre utterances as Mascolo brings new language to horn.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs409
Squidco Product Code: 23926
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Labsonic Recording Studio Matera, Italy, in December, 2015.
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"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)
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1. Trifonicone 2:44
2. Slided 3:32
3. Trombonite 2:16
4. Mouthpiece 3:07
5. Be Phonic Too 2:36
6. Fag 8 1:58
7. Leslie 2:23
8. Tree Phonic 3 2:47
9. Tuba Mea Vox 2:49
10. LFO's 1:17
11. Granato 1:06
12. In Nest 2 1:12
13. Innest No Wha 2:51
14. Cronomatic 1:47
15. Kurdi Pesrev Variation # 1492 5:53
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"Italian trombonist Carlo Mascolo's My Tubes is an intriguing set of fifteen brief pieces-most running between one and three-and-a-half minutes long-for prepared trombone. All emphasize the physical process of creating sound through a brass instrument with breath, mouth, tongue and voice. For example, Slided takes a single pitch divided by micro-variations and embellishes it with vocalizations mimicking the rhythms of speech, traces of unpitched breath, and durations embodied in quasi-Morse code divisions of time. As its title announces, Mouthpiece emphasizes the role of the trombone's mouthpiece as it captures and slightly distorts Mascolo's humming. LFO's approximates an electronic effect by staging multiple sounds in a kind of out-of-phase, autocounterpoint. One of Mascolo's intentions with My Tubes was to make his acoustic instrument sound like a synthesizer or oscillator, and on this piece he does just that."-Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News
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