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Maier, Giovanni Technicolor

Featuring Marc Ribot + A Turtle Soup [2 CDs]

Maier, Giovanni Technicolor: Featuring Marc Ribot + A Turtle Soup [2 CDs] (Long Song Records)

A double CD of bassist Giovanni Maier's quartet of ambitious and compelling electric jazz, one CD featuring two guitarists - Marc Ribot and Simone Massaron - and both albums featuring a double keyboard lead.

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UPC: 8032089000079

Label: Long Song Records
Catalog ID: LSRCD105
Squidco Product Code: 16480

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Italy
Packaging: 2 CDs in a single Jewel tray
CD 1 recorded by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studio, Cavalicco, Italy on July 13th, 2007. CD 2 recorded by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studio, Cavalicco, Italy on February 16th and 17th, 2007.


Marc Ribot-electric guitar

Simone Massaron-electric guitar, fretless electric guitar, electric lap steel, noises, loops

Giorgio Pacorig-Rhodes electric piano, Farfisa Matador organ

Alfonso Santimone-keyboards, laptop, samples, Rhodes electric piano, broken guitar, melodica

Giovanni Maier-electric bass, cello

Zeno De Rossi-drums

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"Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 - 1989, of John Lurie's Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others.

Rolling Stone points out that "Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985's "Rain Dogs", and since then he's become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp." Additional recording credits include Soloman Burke, Neko Case, Diana Krall, Beth Orton, Marianne Faithful, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson, Susana Baca, McCoy Tyner, The Jazz Passengers, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Cibo Matto, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, James Carter, Vinicio Capposella (Italy), Auktyon (Russia), Vinicius Cantuaria, Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Alain Bashung (France), Marisa Monte, Allen Ginsburg, Madeleine Peyroux, Sam Phillips, and more recently Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Norah Jones, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, Jeff Bridges, Jolie Holland, Elton John/Leon Russell and many others. Ribot frequently collaborates with producer T Bone Burnett, most notably on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Grammy Award winning "Raising Sand" and regularly works with composer John Zorn.

Marc has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 35-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler with his group "Spiritual Unity" (Pi Recordings), to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez with two critically acclaimed releases on Atlantic Records under "Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos". His avant power trio/post-rock band, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog (Pi Recordings), continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise groups Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island Antilles) and Shrek (Tzadik). Marc's solo recordings include "Marc Ribot Plays The Complete Works of Frantz Casseus" (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), "John Zorn's The Book of Heads" (Tzadik), "Don't Blame Me" (DIW), "Saints" (Atlantic), "Exercises in Futility" (Tzadik), and his latest "Silent Movies" released in 2010 on Pi Recordings was described as a "down-in-mouth-near master piece" by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board. 2013 saw the release of "Your Turn" (Northern Spy), the sophomore effort from Ribot's post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and 2014 saw the monumental release: "Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard" (Pi Recordings), documenting Marc's first headline and the return of Henry Grimes at the historical venue in 2012 already included on Best of 2014 lists including Downbeat Magazine and NPR's 50 Favorites.

Marc has performed on scores such as "The Kids Are All Right," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Walk The Line (Mangold)," "Everything is Illuminated," and "The Departed" (Scorcese)." Marc has also composed original scores including the French film Gare du Nord (Simon), the PBS documentary "Revolucion: Cinco Miradas," the film "Drunkboat," starring John Malkovich and John Goodman, a documentary film by Greg Feldman titled "Joe Schmoe," a feature film by director Joe Brewster titled "The Killing Zone", and dance pieces "In as Much as Life is Borrowed", by famed Belgian choreographer, Wim Vandekeybus, and Yoshiko Chuma's "Altogether Different". Marc is also currently touring his live solo guitar score to Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid", which was commissioned by the NY Guitar Festival and premiered Jan 2010 at Merkin Hall, as well as a program of new arrangements of classic Film Noir scores commissioned by the New School Noir Arts Festival 2011.

In 2009, Marc was named curator and musical director for the year's Century of Song Festival, part of the Ruhr Triennale in Germany. The concert series sparked new collaborations with Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, master cajón player Juan Medrano Cotito, Carla Bozulich and Tine Kindermann.

Marc's talents have also been showcased with a full symphony orchestra. Composer Stewart Wallace wrote a guitar concerto with orchestra specifically for Marc. The piece was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC in July of 2004 and also appeared at The Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA in August of 2005.

Marc is currently touring with several projects including the Marc Ribot Trio, a free jazz group featuring legendary bassist Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor on drums, his power trio Ceramic Dog with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, the Philly soul meets the harmolodics of Ornette Coleman's The Young Philadelphians with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston, and with Caged Funk, a project of funk arrangements of John Cage's music featuring Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic fame."

-Marc Ribot Website (

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"Pianist and composer Giorgio Pacorig, born March 25, 1970, he began playing the piano at age of eight.

During his studies in classical music, from 1987 he devoted himself to jazz andimprovised music. Participates in summer workshops of Siena Jazz in 1991 where he studied with Franco D'Andrea and Enrico Pierannunzi and a workshop held byMuhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell in 1993 in Trento.

In 1992 he enrolled at the conservatory of music 'G. Tartini 'of Trieste and in 1996 he obtained a diploma in piano under the guidance of professor Massimo Gon.

In these years, he met many musicians with whom carries out an intense musical activity that brought him to perform in various festivals, theaters and jazz clubs andplay in numerous records.

In these years, he met many musicians with whom carries out an intense musical activity that brought him to perform in various festivals, theaters and jazz clubs andplay in numerous records. Among the most significant projects we remember "MusicFicta" group led by bassist Giovanni Maier. In 1994 he recorded "Masut" guestGianluigi Trovesi. In 1996 he published "Les Illuminations" by pianist and composer Claudio Cojaniz. He collaborates with the flutist Massimo De Mattia and performersparticipating in its many projects ("Axiom", "Metonymic", "Schiele") until reaching the disc as a duo "La parte (o) scura", dedicated to Antonin Artaud.

In 1999 he met the singer Elisa, with whom starts playing at the beginning in a "piano and voice" duo, and later as a pianist / keyboardist in the bands accompanying her in live performances.

In 2001 he was one of the founders of the association Phophonix, and homonymous orchestra. In 2007 he wrote the suite "Gift of the Seek" work submitted at the 1st National Meeting of experimental music collectives, in Massalombarda.

In 2003 he released 'My mind is on the table' (Splash Records) the first album under his own name, accompanied by Zeno de Rossi on drums, and Giovanni Maier on bass.The album received enthusiastic reviews both in Italy and abroad, is reported as arecord of the month (Choc) for the French magazine Jazz Man.

He played with: Giovanni Maier, Tristan Honsinger, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Antonello Salis, U.T.Ghandi, Claudio Cojaniz, Daniele D'Agaro, Massimo De Mattia, Mark Ribot, Jessica Lurie, Cuong Vu, Zeno De Rossi, Enrico Sartori, Vincenzo Vasi, Danilo Gallo, Enrico Terragnoli, Piero Bittolo Bon, Francesco Bigoni, Mauro Ottolini, Francesco Cusa, John Tchicai, Ab Baars, Jhoannes Fink, Gerhard Gschlößl, Kawabata Makoto, Bruno Romani, Edoardo Marraffa, Massimo Pupillo, Fabrizio Puglisi, Christian Lillinger, Achille Succi, Lauro Rossi, Enzo Favata, Stefano Senni, Pasquale Mirra, Lullo Mosso, Stefano Giust, Michele Rabbia, Gianni Gebbia, Domenico Caliri, Alessandra Franco, David Vanzan, Virginia Genta, etc."

-Long Song Records (

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"Able to move between jazz, experimental music and avant-garde pop and rock, drummer and composer Zeno De Rossi (Verona - 1970), is one of the most in- demand musicians in the Italian music scene. His interest in music and the drums came early through the record collection of his father and older brothers.

His stylistic versatility have been featured with Chris Speed, Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Greg Cohen, Mike Patton, Briggan Krauss, Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Steven Bernstein, Josh Roseman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jamie Saft, Ted Reichman, Frank London, Ralph Alessi, Jessica Lurie, Jim Black, Giovanni Maier, Francesco Bearzatti, Gianluca Petrella, Franco D'Andrea, Gianni Gebbia, Daniele D'Agaro, Marco Cappelli, Cristina Zavalloni, Vinicio Capossela, Mark Orton, Gary Valente, David Murray, Amy Denio, Simone Massaron, Xabier Iriondo, Massimo Pupillo, Carla Bozulich, Ben Goldberg, Gary Lucas, Curtis Hasselbring, Enrico Rava, Tenores di Bitti, The Klezmatics, Antonello Salis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Alexander Balanescu, Han Bennink a.o.

He has released several albums as a leader, two with the project SULTRY: "Sultry" (Splash 2001) and "Plunge" (El Gallo Rojo Records 2005), two with the project Kriminal MUSEUM: "Plateau Phase" (Guns Chocolate 2002), "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow "(Punto Rojo / Backerai 2005), and two with the project SHTIK:" Me'or 'Einayim "(El Gallo Rojo Records 2007) and" The Manne I Love! VOL.1 & VOL.2. "(El Gallo Rojo Records 2010), this last one entirely devoted to the music of Shelly Manne.

Since 2003 he is working with Italian singer Vinicio Capossela. Through this collaboration he had the opportunity to share the stage with artists coming from the most diverse backgrounds, such as Roy Paci, Matteo Salvatore, Flaco Jimenez, Shane Mac Gowan, Vinicius Cantuaria, Mario Brunello, Calexico, Enzo Del Re, Adamo, Raiz, Paolo Rossi, Ginevra Di Marco, Alfio Antico a.o.

Zeno plays drums in the following bands: GUANO PADANO, Enrico Rava PM JAZZ LAB, Francesco Bearzatti TINISSIMA QUARTET, Franco D'Andrea QUARTET / SEXTET, Mauro Ottolini SOUSAPHONIX. Co-founder and member of El Gallo Rojo collective since 2005, he takes part in many projects born inside the collective, such as THE LEAPING FISH TRIO, MIDNIGHT LILACS, ROPE, MICKEY FINN, HOUDINI's CAGE, GALLO AND THE ROOSTERS, Enrico Terragnoli ORCHESTRA VERTICAL, Alfonso Santimone LASER PIGS / THRILL.

He currently leads his new trio (featuring Giorgio Pacorig on Fender Rhodes and Francesco Bigoni on tenor sax and clarinet) and SHTIK, a flexible lineup which blends jazz and music widely inspired from Jewish culture, whose heritage is one of Zeno's huge influences.

He has recorded for several labels including ECM, Atlantic, Warner Bros, Nonesuch, Blue Note, Tzadik and Ipecac.

In 2008 he wrote the music for the ballet PAPER WALL by Silvia Bertoncelli and Giannalberto De Filippis.

In 2010 he toured Europe, Russia and Israel with Mike Patton's MONDO CANE.

He has been voted as Best Drummer 2011 in the Italian magazine Musica Jazz critics poll. In the same year, he was awarded a prize as Drummer of the Year by InSound magazine.

Zeno performs in major and minor festivals, concert halls famous and infamous, big and small in Italy, Finland, Austria, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Slovenja, Croatia, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Perù, China, Greece, Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, Portugal, Serbia, Indonesia, Canary Islands, Russia, Israel, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, Norway and the USA.

Since 1998 he spent long periods of time in New York City, playing in some of the most important clubs of the new music scene, like the Tonic and the Stone."

-All About Jazz (

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track listing:

CD 1: Featuring Marc Ribot

1. Segovia 5:35

2. El Matador 5:14

3. This Is My Voice 7:58

4. L'Inafferrabile Fascino dell'Incompletezza 5:08

5. Fiff 3:59

6. Old File 8:26

7. Miss 6:48

8. Manarola Song 6:10

9. Villa Santina 8:51

10. Marc's Mark 7:58

CD: A Turtle Soup

1. Aeropagods 12:25

2. San Giovanni 7:30

3. Grandi Speranze 6:44

4. Prometeus 10:23

5. Arpeggi 8:49

6. One Long Song 11:51
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Featuring Marc Ribot + A Turtle Soup is an ambitious double cd containing two sessions by the new quartet led by Giovanni Maier, "Technicolor". Giovanni Maier is a skilled and critically acclaimed double bass player. His style is strong and intense, his attack on strings thunderous and precise. Among his many prestigious collaborations over the years: the famous "Italian Instabile Orchestra" and Enrico Rava (most famous Italian jazzman) Electric Quintet. Giovanni has just been voted "best Italian bass player" in the prestigious "Musica Jazz" magazine 2007 year's end poll. With Technicolor Maier switches to electric bass, with a particular line-up with two electric keyboards (keyboards wizards Alfonso Santimone and Giorgio Pacorig) plus rhythm section (Maier plus drums rising star Zeno De Rossi)."-Long Song Records

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv
Ribot, Marc
Sextet Recordings

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