Original compositions by Massimo Salvagnini and American Standards Massimo Salvagnini, saxophone Paolo Birro, piano 20 Bit Digital recording. Live in studio at Pollini Auditorium, Padova, Italy. January - April ,1995 This work in duet, recorded partly in private houses and partly in a big empty auditorium, has an echo that endows the music with a particular tone and emphasizes the encounter of these two musicians, deepened into jazz notes and a brilliant improvisation, surrounded by a romantic atmosphere. First work edited by Velut Luna, a special tribute to Radu Lidijenko, Rumanian philosopher and man of letters.
Original compositions by Pietro Tonolo, Giannantonio DeVincenzo Pietro Tonolo, tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophones Giannantonio DeVincenzo, bass clarinet and soprano saxophones 20 Bit Digital recording. Live in studio at Murazzi (on the beach,Venezia, Italy), St.Leonardo Hall (Venezia), Vigodarzere Certosa, On the road, Inside a living room (Padova, Italy). October - November, 1996 Two saxophones surrounded by the sounds of nature: five different environments for the inspired compositions and interpretations of Pietro Tonolo and Giannantonio De Vincenzo. Twenty seven original works. Great music that finds its way through the superb digital recording made within acoustically "controlled" locations with the use of only two hi-tech microphones. A real must for jazz lovers.
JUMPIN' WITH METRONOMES
Traditional Italian and American standard from swing era The Metronomes: Francesco Michielin, vocal / Carlo Piccoli, piano / Stefano Fedato, drums Special Guest: Massimo Salvagnini, tenor saxophone 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at "Tocai Pub", "Osteria Due Spade" (Treviso). Novembre 1996 - March 1997 This record presents a series of famous numbers of the most important American ball orchestras of between the 20s and the 50s, including a tribute to the great Fred Buscaglione. All the songs are executed by an unusual trio consisting of piano, drum and voice along with the tenor saxophone of Massimo Salvagnini, who is a special guest on three tracks. Recorded at a small jazz club with no audience.
Original compositions by Marco Strano, Alessandro Mozzi Marco Strano Ensemble: Marco Strano, saxophones / Alessandro Mozzi, piano / Franco Lion, double bass / Franco Dal Monego, drums / Maurizio Scomparin, Trumpet and fluegelhorn / Paolo Vidaich, percussions / Marta Bevilacqua, guitar / Paola Casula, vocal / Walter Ferrulli, rap 20 Bit Digital recording. Live in studio at Torresino Theatre (Padova, Italy). July, 1997 A first class fusion jazz production combined with a superlative inside design: this is the art-work of Marco Strano, a musician with a versatile personality -as the title of this CD suggests- who presents us with a record highlighted by his beautiful paintings and illustrations and filled with the fantastic notes of his saxophone.
IMPROVVISAMENTE UN GIORNO TRA I MESI
Original compositions by Saverio Tasca, Franco D'Andrea Saverio Tasca, vibraphone and marimba / Franco D'Andrea, Grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Fondazione Musicale Masiero e Centanin, ArquÃ Petrarca (Italy). September, 1997 Franco D'Andrea is the most important jazz pianist of Italy, an artist who has left his mark on the last thirty years of Italian jazz. Saverio Tasca, a highly trained percussionist and teacher, whose incredible harmonic capabilities manage to give real life to a vibraphone and a marimba.
Classical standards from American songbook Michele Giacomazzi, guitars 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Elena Amati garret room (Padova, Italy). January - March, 1998 Says Michele Giacomazzi about his record: "This work is a journey that has the taste of a homecoming. Allow me to explain: less than twenty years ago I had the chance to attend a concert where Philip Catherine and Larry Coryell played pieces by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall. Later on I met Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrel.Then this golden list grew with the addition of Pat Metheny, George Benson, Robben Ford and many more. Without obviously forgetting Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Michel Petrucciani and Toots Thielemans." This record is intended as a tribute to all these great masters.
Original compositions by Paolo Birro and classical standards from American songbook Paolo Birro, grandpiano 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Istituto La Montanina, Velo d'Astico (Vicenza, Italy). May, 1998 This work was recorded in the library of a wonderful nineteenth-century villa once home of the famous Italian writer Fogazzaro. The enchanting atmosphere of its pinewood and the delightful dawns can be felt throughout the recording. Paolo Birro caresses the keys of a magnificent Arthur Rubinstein's 1930 Steinway&Sons D 274 Grandpiano. Pieces by C.Porter, I.Berlin, Gershwin, J. Kern and others, with the addition of original works written by the pianist himself.
Original compositions by Mauro Negri, Simone Guiducci Mauro Negri, clarinets / Simone Guiducci, guitars / Fausto Beccalossi, accordion / Achille Succi, bass clarinet / Luigi Sabanelli, basson / Alan Farrington, vocal / Marco Remondini, cello / Andrea Lease, french horn / Carlo Cantini, violin 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Teatreno (Mantova, Italy). May, 1998 Mauro Negri, clarinet, and Simone Guiducci, guitar, make up a close (harmonious) duet responsible for this project that revisits original jazz pieces whose origins can be found in the Italian tradition - "a borderline jazz..." writes Marco Cicogna on Audio Review - carried out with a different special guest (musician) playing in every piece. The list is enriched by the presence of clarinet, bass, violoncello, accordion, bassoon, horn and the voice, here used as an instrument.
Original compositions by Massimo Parente, Giancarlo Berlen, Benny Golson, Steve Swallow, Bill Evans The Trio: Massimo Parente, grandpiano / Giancarlo Berlen, drums / Pasquale Gadaleta, doublebass / Special Guests: Gaetano Guastamacchia, clarinet / Luigi Ciani, guitar / String Orchestra Tommaso Traetta, Vito Clemente, conductor. 20 Bit Digital Recording. Live in studio at Studio Cavalieri (Bari, Italy). July, 1998. A jazz classic trio, a great wind orchestra and a bunch of soloists (clarinet, guitar, violin, violoncello) get together, giving birth to a superb performance that ranges from the highest levels of standard American jazz to the original music that the two creators composed precisely for the project, to the traditional sounds of Puglia, homeland of the band. The result is a crossover of many different genres of music that, always keeping jazz as the leading inspiration, make their way through classic sound. NOT AVAILABLE
Original compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim Massimo Salvagnini, tenor saxophone / Paolo Birro, grandpiano 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Sala Polivalente Abano Terme (Padova, Italy). July, 1999 A tribute to the everlasting songs of Antonio Corlos Jobim: Garota de lpanema, Corcovado, Samba de uma nota so, Desafinado, lnsensatez, Vivo Sonhando and many more. The high resolution digital audio standard at 24bit/96Khz, together with the refined and minimalist techniques of a recording that took place in a natural environment (a big theatre) are the secret of the extraordinary purity of the sound that we find in this work.
Original compositions by Sax Four Fun, William Tononi, Paolo Fresu, Bill Lee, Carla Bley, Paul F.Mitchell Sax Four Fun, saxophone quartet / Special guest: Pepito Ros, soprano sax 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Sala Polivalente Abano Terme (Padova, Italy). July, 1999 A band of four saxophonists. In this CD, their second, the band strengthen and ratify their style, achieving perfection in its form of expression, a warm groove in their fastest pieces and a bewitching dimension in the ballads. "... A collage where irony and calm join together in a flowing river of fantasy, ending up melting new kaleidoscopic structures that open up to pleasure and joy...", write the critic Vittorio Albani.
LEONI E ALTRI GATTI
Original compositions by Henning Sieverts, Pietro Tonolo, Roberto Dani Pietro Tonolo, saxophones / Henning Sieverts, doublebass and cello / Roberto Dani, drums and percussions 24Bit / 96 kHz Digital Recording. Live in studio at Torresino Theatre (Padova, Italy). July, 1998 Henning Sieverts is a young but already well-known German jazzman, a cellist and a double bass player but, most of all, a long time friend of Pietro Tomolo. Their common passion and love for Venice is the seed from which the main suite of this record sprang up. The guest presence of the drummer Roberto Dani and his endless repertoire of rhythms and tones highlights the extraordinary quality of the recording, whose fascinating and warm sounds were achieved using 24 Bit technology in an empty small theatre of Padua.