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Piero Bittolo Bon

Piero Bittolo Bon is one of the busiest and most in demand italian musicians in the italian jazz and avant-garde scene. He mainly plays alto saxophone but is also at ease on baritone saxophone, flutes and clarinets. Piero has also had a long-standing affair going on with the electric bass, which he played at the beginning of his musical journey in funk, reggae, and rock bands, before committing himself to wind instruments and improvised music. Passionate and vibrant, his music, densely composed or totally improvised, reverberates with echoes of the best of free jazz, fire music, torrid improvisations and chamberesque compositions, sharp attacks and continuous inventions bar after bar. Member of the fresh and much regarded italian collective/record label El Gallo Rojo Records, he’s currently leading his own quintet, Bread & Fox with Filippo Vignato on trombone, Alfonso Santimone on piano, Glauco Benedetti on tuba and Andrea Grillini on drums

On Dog

Label: ILK Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: #1 Stray Dogs I (On Dog) 1:58 #2 J’accuse, Mancoose (Bigoni) 6:44 #3 Nimmersatt (Solborg) 6:43 #4 Chebyshev Chihuahua (Bigoni)/Stray Dogs Ii (On Dog) 5:34 Black Pipes Suite (Solborg) #5 Pipes 3:09 #6 Slides 2:31 #7 Word of Mouth 2:44 #8 Elliptic (Bigoni) 4:51 #9 Schnauzers (Bigoni) 6:12 #10 the Cat Takes Revenge and Kills Curiosity (Bigoni) 4:35 #11 Dielectric (Bigoni) 4:16

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PBB's Bread & Fox: This Is Sour Music

Read "This Is Sour Music" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

L'avevamo visto dal vivo in uno degli ultimi concerti prima dello scoppio della pandemia e adesso possiamo ascoltarlo su CD: parliamo del quintetto Bread & Fox di Piero Bittolo Bon, giunto con questo This Is Sour Music (Trouble in the East Records) al secondo lavoro dopo Big Hell on Air, uscito nel 2016 per Auand.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Zeno De Rossi Trio: Elpis

Read "Elpis" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

A sei anni dall'eccellente Kepos , torna il trio di Zeno De Rossi, con Giorgio Pacorig al Fender Rodhes e Francesco Bigoni a sax tenore e clarinetto. Non che il batterista veronese nel frattempo fosse stato fermo: accanto alle tante compatercipazioni di prestigio avevano infatti visto la luce Zenophilia, in trio con Filippo Vignato e Piero ...

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Fredrik Lundin, Francesco Cusa, and Gianni Lenoci

Read "Fredrik Lundin, Francesco Cusa, and Gianni Lenoci" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

It's just one of those happy coincidences that bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, whose name is likely Italian in orgin, is one of the featured artists in this episode, because there's noticeable Italian content as well. Mezzacappa's latest with her ensemble Six, is inspired by the short stories of Italo Calvino (also Italian). Music from Italian musicians comes ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Works For Me, Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra, Eunhye Jeong and William Parker

Read "Works For Me, Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra, Eunhye Jeong and William Parker" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Their are four featured albums on this show Works for Me --a new group of musicians put together by Marc Free at Posi-tone records kicks off that labels output for the new year/decade in fine form. The Tower Jazz Composers Orchestra, The TJCO has been the natural evolution of two previous didactic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Piero Bittolo Bon Bread&Fox al Pinocchio di Firenze

Read "Piero Bittolo Bon Bread&Fox al Pinocchio di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Piero Bittolo Bon Bread&Fox Pinocchio Live Jazz Firenze 21.12.2019 L'ultima data 2019 del jazz club fiorentino Pinocchio vedeva in scena il quintetto Bread&Fox di Piero Bittolo Bon, il quale—a tre anni da Big Hell on Air, uscito per Auand—presentava il nuovo album, pubblicato da Trouble in the East e anche questo ...

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Local Talent, Saxophone Summit and More

Read "Local Talent, Saxophone Summit and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show there is a focus on two recent albums by Local Talent and Saxophone Summit. Local Talent combines three of Canada's most eminent instrumentalists performing together on record for the first time. The group is lead by composer and keyboardist James Hill, a rising star of the Toronto scene, known best for ...

This Is Sour Music

Label: Trouble in the East Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Egosurfer’s Delight; Extreme Menstrual Monster from Mestre; Vulpecula; Spice Girls from Arrakis (mel b + mel c = melange); Tavolini.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Dinamitri Open Combo alla Sala Vanni di Firenze

Read "Dinamitri Open Combo alla Sala Vanni di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Dinamitri Open Combo A Jazz Supreme Sala Vanni Firenze 6.12.2019 Il Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, formazione capitanata da Dimitri Grechi Espinoza attiva da circa un ventennio con molti titoli alle spalle, e L'Open Combo di Silvia Bolognesi, che invece esiste da circa metà degli anni e ha finora registrato un solo ...


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