Enzo Favata is one of the most active and best known Sardinian musicians on the Italian and international music scene, having played more than 2,000 concerts the world over. His research weds tradition and modernity and ranges between different musical cultures. He has studied classical and jazz saxophone, plays the soprano, sopranino and tenor sax, and the bass clarinet, as well as other ethnic wind instruments, above all from Sardinia – he is also a capable user of electronics, that he utilises together with acoustic instruments. He has played and recorded with Dino Saluzzi, Miroslav Vitous, Dave Liebman, Enrico Rava, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Django Bates, Lester Bowie, Flavio Boltro, Michel Marre, Tenores di Bitti, and many others. His concert-playing experience was flanked by production of sound tracks, working for RAI, radio and television, dance and the theatre. He has designed and realised sound environments for museums and exhibitions.
2007 Award for the best soundtrack at the International Movie Film Festival Fantasy and Horror of Estepona in Spain with the film “The seer” (Luigi Desole
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'The Crossing' marks another in an incredibly lengthy list of Favata projects that seek to explore beyond boundaries and subvert any and all expectations of what modern and contemporary jazz is supposed to sound like. - Imran Mirco - Blue In Green Radio
Ci si perde davvero in questo magnifico disco, si perdono le sicurezze e si acquisisce coscienza della complessità della musica, come dei nostri giorni di “mescolamenti” temporali, umani e, perché no, anche filosofici, che questa epoca ci porta a vivere. Mario Grella - Off Topic
On the back of an extensive tour through the Far East with this quartet, multi-instrumentalist musical maverick Enzo Favata landed at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival with a characteristically thoughtful, cross-culturally informed and searching electro-acoustic set. - Scottish Jazz Space