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Jaruzelski's Dream: Jazz Gawronski (Clean Feed)

Italian Transalpine reedist Piero Bittolo (El Gallo Rojo) in his oddly named trio playing freeform jazz with a groovy accent, refined technique, imagination, soul and guts.
 

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Pirto Bittolo Bon-alto saxophone, smartphone

Stefano Senni-doublebass

Francesco Cusa-drums


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UPC: 5609063002119

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF211
Squidco Product Code: 13689

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in May of 2008 at Caos Studio, Venice, Italy, by alberto Seggi.

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"If you're curious to know what's happening in the Transalpine scene besides the Italian Instabile Orchestra and its members personal projects, here you have the best of all examples. This is what's happening: freeform jazz with a groovy accent, played with refined technique, imagination, soul and guts.

An heir of the illustrious alto sax lineage coming from Eric Dolphy to Tim Berne, through Ornette Coleman and Henry Threadgill, Piero Bittolo Bon is on top of his skills and his razorsharp sound in "Jazz Gawronski". A member of the collective El Gallo Rojo, this young multi-instrumentalist (also playing alto and bass clarinets and flute) has already an astonishing CV: Anthony Braxton, John Tchicai, Ernest Dawkins, Tristan Honsinger and Jamaaladeen Tacuma are among his past partnerships.

Bassist Stefano Senni, also member of El Gallo Rojo, is a top figure in Italy, side by side with the likes of Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Daniele D'Agaro and Zeno de Rossi, and internationally he already had the best of companies, be them from the mainstream or the avantgarde: Lee Konitz, Cedar Walton, Bobby Watson, George Cables, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson, Chris Speed, Ralph Alessi and Anthony Coleman, to only name a few.

Also indifferent to tendencies and styles inside the jazz domain is drummer extraordinaire Francesco Cusa. Founder of Improvvisatore Involontario collective, he played with almost everyone of the "who's who" list, from Steve Lacy and Kenny Wheeler to Gianluca Petrella and Carlos "Zíngaro", including Paolo Fresu, Tim Berne, Elliott Sharp, Butch Morris, Michel Godard and even the trash metal / jazz band Zu.

Freshness and urgency are to be found here, and that's all we can ask jazz to be nowadays. It's becoming an exception, and that's why this is such an extraordinary recording."-Clean Feed Records


Artist Biographies

"Drummer and composer, Francesco Cusa was born in Catania in 1966.

He played with well-known musicians such as Paolo Fresu, Tino Tracanna, Attilio Zanchi, Marco Micheli, Bruno Tommaso, Larry Smith, Walter Schmocker, Lauro Rossi, Gianni Gebbia, Fabrizio Puglisi, Stefano De Bonis, Guglielmo Pagnozzi, Domenico Caliri, Luigi Mosso, Edoardo Marraffa, Cristina Zavalloni, Lelio Giannetto, Alberto Capelli, Riccardo Pittau, Mirko Sabatini , Jay Rodriguez, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, Michel Godard, Kenny Wheeler, Garbis Dedeian, Steve Lacy, Tim Berne, Stefano D'Anna, Pietro Ciancaglini, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roy Paci, Elliot Sharp, Saadet Türköz, Flying Luttembachers, Andy Sheppard, Michael Riessler, Yves Robert, Giorgio Conte, Fred Giuliani, Zu, Mohammed El Bawi, E. Glerum, Assif Tsahar, Natalia M.King, Lionel Rolland , Dj.Pushy, Christophe Monniot, Tanja Feichtmair, Manu Codjia, Emil Spany, Arrington De Dionyso, Gianluca Petrella, Claudio Lugo, Marco Cappelli, Jean Marc Montera, Ab Baars, Ig Henneman, Danilo Gallo, Beppe Scardino, Francesco Bigoni, Stefano Senni, Piero Bittolo Bon, i Robotobibok, Giovanni Falzone, Tito Magialajo, Enrico Terragnoli, Carlos Zingaro, Gianni Lenoci, ecc. the dancers Cinzia Scordia and Florence La Porte , the visual artist Fred Gautnier, and the writers collectif Wu Ming.

He was the promoting partner of Bassesfere's collective and actually is envolved in the cultural association for improvised and avant-garde music Ex B. and with the project/label Improvvisatore Involontario.He performed in several international music festivals in France, Romania, Croazia, Slovenia, Bosnia/Erzegovina, Holland, Germany, Switzerland , Austria, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Belgium.

He's leader of the trio Skrunch and of the re-sonorization project for the movies Aurora, Solomovie plays Buster Keaton, Per un Pugno di Dollari and co-leader of The Body Hammer, Switters, Altomaria, Negri Volanti.

He collaborates with the following groups: Cristina Zavalloni Open Quartet, Trinkle Trio (feat. Michel Godard), Paolo Sorge Jazz Waiters, Feet on Mud the drums duo Complexe Machine."

-Amirani Records (http://www.amiranirecords.com/artists/francescocusa)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. The Mastella Variations 3:05

2. Swiatoslaw 7:01

3. Pimpin' the Papamobile 7:41

4. Zibibboniek 0:29

5. The Amazing Kaczinski Twins 1:53

6. Soulidarnosc 5:38

7. Polonium 210 8:27

8. Maria Goretti Contro Tutti 6:21

9. Sei Forte Papa 6:50

10. Mori Mari Curi 4:32

11. Tre Nipoti E Un Commodoro 7:32

12. Goose Cat Well 10:46

13. untitled 4:35

14. untitled 4:29

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