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Orchestra Jazz Atipica Bonamici "Group-One": Disordini Al Confine

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Orchestra Jazz Atipica Bonamici "Group-One": Disordini Al Confine The quality of jazz from Italy is not strained. The land of the Italian Instabile Orchestra, as well as Pino Minafra, Carlos Actis Dato, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giancarlo Schiaffini and Enrico Rava—to name the few and the obvious—is home to a range of music that is irreverent, joyous, free, folky and several other posits that reward careful listening. Andrea Pellegrini fits right in.

Pellegrini conducts a 20-piece band and is responsible for the arrangements on this album. The selections include some worthy standards as well as originals that eclipse the ordinary, shining as much for the composition as they do for the arrangement. Pellegrini takes movement across a wide swath, adorns it with solos that lock in with the concept, and then opens an avenue for the ensemble.

“Agorà” leaps in with the orchestra arcing a woozy path, the pulse enlivened by the horns— particularly Innocenti on his soprano—before Dente takes over and calms the waters. The quietude is short-lived as Arnone stirs a quicker tempo on the drums and the orchestra clasps the churn. The folk music that seeps into “Tarantela Esagonale” is delightful, evoking swirling images of dancing in the sun. When the soprano sax cuts through the melody, dissonance rears its head aided by the clang and clatter of the drums and hardware.

The Mingus tunes hold true to the composer's spirit; “Boogie Stop Shuffle” explodes through the volatile eruptions of the horns. Innocenti extends “Self Portrait In Three Colors” with a “fourth color” that flows in tranquil ease from his clarinet. Under Pellegrini, “A Night In Tunisia” is a night filled with stars and a balmy breeze. The heat of bop has been tempered, and while the Rhodes does not have the depth of a piano, it gives imagination another play.

From the confines of disorder comes captivating music.


This recording is available from www.matson.it/html/bigcatalogue.asp . Visit www.andreapellegrini.it for more information.

Track Listing: Agor

Personnel: Lucia Neri

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Nuovojazzitaliano | Style: Big Band


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