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Giuseppe Doronzo: Futuro Ancestrale


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Giuseppe Doronzo: Futuro Ancestrale
A mesmerizing approach to an improvising trio yields Futuro Ancestrale, which was recorded during a performance at Amsterdam's Bimhuis in June of 2022. This trio brings together Italian baritone saxophonist Giuseppe Doronzo, guitarist Andy Moor and American drummer Frank Rosaly. Doronzo (Aterraterr and AVA Trio) and Rosaly (Rempis Percussion Quartet and ¡Todos de Pie!) have relocated to Amsterdam and both can be heard in the small orchestra All Ellington. They have found the creative scene in Amsterdam to be very agreeable and a common ally in local legend Moor, who is best known for his work in the punk band The Ex and Lean Left with Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love.

Doronzo contributes two compositions, "Hopscotch" and "Digging The Sand," plus he performs here with his baritone saxophone and an Iranian bagpipe. This instrument has a goat skin bladder with a pipe attached for playing melodies and the dronelike sound Doronzo produces here. The trio opens with the improvisation "Neptune," a quiet meditation built upon Rosaly's metallic resonances, Moor's static energy and Doronzo's saxophone, which rides its own metallic edges. At 13 minutes, the lengthier "Hopscotch" turns up the heat with its slow boiling sound. The baritone saxophone knocks heads with Moor's walking bass line and Rosaly's thunder until a stillness emerges, only to boil over once again. Moor's unique guitar stylings, part noise destruction and part echoing energy, fuel "Magma" as Rosaly powers a pulse and Doronzo's bagpipes come off as an electric buzz and vibrations. Each track flows into the next. "Digging In The Sand" brings the affair full circle with a bewitching meditative dirge.

Track Listing

Neptune; Hopscotch; Magma; Digging the Sand; Graduate of Witchcraft.


Giuseppe Doronzo
saxophone, baritone
Andy Moor
Additional Instrumentation

Giuseppe Doronzo: Iranian bagpipe

Album information

Title: Futuro Ancestrale | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records




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