Fabio Martini - Circadiana: Clangori
Martini on clarinet and Giancarlo Locatelli on clarinet, alto clarinet and bass clarinet are the most riveting voices. Their work on many of the tracks, notably the multifaceted long-tone workout "Øster 28," the querulous "In-setti" and "Manhunt," and the turbulent "Di-Visioni" and "Paaahh," is intricately wrought. Massimo Falascone on alto, sopranino (impassioned and implacable on "Rouge") and baritone saxophones also deserves special mention. The rest of the ensemble is fine: Sergio Notari on English horn (only on two tracks: "Øster 28" and "Paaahh"); Marina Ciccarelli on trombone (most audibly inventive and reminiscent of early jazz on "The Nerve Section"); Luca Venitucci on accordion and "devices"; Angelo Avogadri on electric guitar (joined by Luciano Margorani on "Øster 28"); and the excellent (see "Di-visioni") Tito Mangialajo Rantzer on bass.
Clangori explores, with a larger group, the reed territory staked out by Evan Parker and now worked by Mats Gustaffson and others. It's an inward, introspective disc (with a few truly clangorous moments: one exquisite example is on "Manhunt") with the emphasis on textural and improvisatory interplay. Interesting from start to finish.
Record Label: Leo Records