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Half Black Half White Half Yellow (Suite for Charles MIngus)

Matteo Mosolo

Label: Caligola
Released: 2023
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01. Under Watts Towers 02. Half Black Half White Half Yellow 03. Too Black for Beethoven 04. A Night in Tijuana 05. Nice of You to Have Come to my Funeral 06. Fable of Mingus 07. Theme for Eric Dolphy 08. Let Children Have Music, Not Noise, Music! 09. A Beach Full of Whales (Ostinato BLues)


Matteo Mosolo
bass, acoustic

Album Description

After playing and singing the Mingus’s Freedom, in his solo album recorded during the pandemic («Isolation», Caligola 2281), Matteo Mosolo felt the need, in the centenary of the birth of one of the masters of modern jazz (1922–2022), to pay homage to him by writing a suite for double bass and trumpet in nine movements, which in a humble and respectful way tries to tell in a personal way the life and works of a restless soul but full of love as Charles Mingus. "There is no musician in the world of jazz" – the double bass player from Udine told us – "who managed to excite me in such a strong and definitive way as he did". Thanks to the discovery of his music in 2005 Mosolo began to take his first steps in the world of jazz, and at his side there was then the equally young Flavio Zanuttini who made him discover and listen for the first time to the album «Blues and Roots». The two musicians have known each other for almost twenty years – the interplay that distinguishes this recording is there to show us – and it therefore seemed natural to Mosolo to ask his friend trumpeter – who in the meantime developed a technique and a very personal and versatile poetic – to accompany him on this journey in the Mingus’s world. It is still the double bass player who reveals to us that "it took only a few bars to notice that the music we were playing was going in the right direction". released July 7, 2023 Matteo Mosolo - Double Bass Flavio Zanuttini - Trumpet Music composed by Matteo Mosolo and published by Elicona Edizioni Musicali Recorded by Franco Feruglio at Mobile Recording Studio, Tricesimo - Udine on September 28th, 2022 Mixed and mastered by Matteo Mosolo at Graceless Home Studio - Udine Cover Picture: "Beneath The Underdog" by Matteo Mosolo - La Habana 2015 Caligola Records 2023 license all rights reserved

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