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Actis Furioso - 2: World People

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Carlo Actis Dato is a restless spirit. The composer, arranger and virtuoso of the baritone saxophone and bass clarinet is a traveler who picks up music and all of its nuances from different parts of the world. He brings this to bear in his compositions as he adds his unique vision and imagination to open a wide panorama filled with startling motifs and dynamics. Invention and surprise are the cogs around which he spins his web, drawing the listener into a whirlpool of free jazz, big band swing and folk music, all wrapped in a joyous buoyancy.

Actis Dato has ...

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Actis Furioso: Avanti Popolo!

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Carlo Actis Dato is back with another of his irrepressible bands, Actis Furioso. The tentet was captured live at the D'Jazz Festival in Nevers, France in 2002 and in Torino, Italy in December 2004. The music is colourful and vibrant, attributes that are made all the more tangible by the musicians, whose art goes beyond the pale of the ordinary. Each brings a strength that enlarges and bloods the composition; and as music and theatre meet--the latter quite apparent even on record--the listener is in for a stimulating experience.

Actis Dato builds many of his compositions on the ...



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