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Guy Bettini

Guy Bettini: cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn. Swiss Italian improviser, lives for twelve years in Berlin, co-founder of the movement of the "Echtzeitmusik" and cooperates with Olaf Rupp, Peter Kowald, George Lewis, Tony Buck, Paul Lovens... member of Joelle Léandre ensemble playing at international festivals. Free-chamber music with "Margaretes Zimmer” (M.Huber Sop, D. de Bernardi db) first prize at the"Festival Infernale" HDK Berlin. 2000 he wins the support in the jazz section of the Berlin Senate. He works also with DJ Orlow and with the d&b trio the "Human Sampler". Engagement for a composition at the "Festival of jazz Chiasso in 2005. He creates "Freenology" with Sonny Simmons, Paul Lovens and Clayton Thomas, concerts across Europe. Quartet with Alex von Schlippenbach, swiss tour. Duo with Urs Leimgruber, trio with Sebi Tramontana and Natalie Peters, EXODOS quartet with Gerry Hemingway, Luca Sisera and Fabio Martini. With XOL (Francesco Miccolis & Luca Pissavini) European tour vith Peter Brötzmann and swiss tour with Harri Sjöström. Founder and conductor of the Ensemble "Sous-sol" large group for collective improvisation. He plays with Barre Phillips, Michel Doneda, Werner Lüdi, Frank Gratkowski, Gianni Gebbia, Roger Turner, Silvia Bolognesi, Achille Succi...


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Exodos: Heuristics

Read "Heuristics" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Leo Records website narrative states that this new ensemble distances itself from the clichés associated with European improvised music as the program does not adhere to a particular vision or overarching concept. Indeed, it's music without borders by musicians who possess wide-ranging and distinct resumes, including revered American drummer Gerry Hemingway who imparts his signature flair and improvisational prowess into the mix. Bassist Luca Sisera and Hemingway are superb when formulating these cadences via the soloists' unconventional ...

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