Franco D'Andrea | The European Music Agency
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FRANCO D’ANDREA

Territories of Representation: Worldwide

An unusual trio with D’Andrea on the piano together with Daniele D’Agaro on the clarinet and Mauro Ottolini on the trombone.

The band is inspired by traditional jazz, which is the music that fascinated me in my early days – said Franco D’Andrea. Louis Armstrong’s “Hot Five” was made up of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, drums and banjo. This combination of instruments, which for me is absolutely magical, still has a lot to offer to today’s jazz music. This trio contains the essence of the sound of a band, in which the characteristic instruments are the clarinet, representing the reeds, and the trombone, for the brass instruments. In this context the piano can play a variety of roles thanks to its typical versatility. The music develops between riffs, polyrhythms, improvised counterpoints, contemporary abstractions and sounds sometimes inspired by Ellington’s “jungle style.”

An extraordinary overview of his free musical thinking from varied mannerisms, constantly searching for an authentic and profound expressiveness. Music of a gentle obstinacy, sharp, magmatic, agile and refined. Overwhelming and consistent at the same time.

Pino Ninfa’s project in South Africa was created to describe the suburbs and the historic places of apartheid of the two large South African cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and of Soweto, once a suburb of Johannesburg but today a city on its own. Ninfa’s research is meant to highlight the profound sense of dignity and solidarity born from trouble, without sensationalizing the conditions of hardship. Photographs from a photography workshop held by Pino Ninfa in Cape Town with the kids living in the township of Philippi in partnership with CESVI will also be presented.

The viewing of the images will be accompanied by the music of a group that knows the work of Pino Ninfa well and that has tailored the perfect dress for its images. This unusual trio, made up of Franco D’Andrea on the piano, Daniele D’Agaro on the clarinet and Mauro Ottolini on the trombone, will capture the spirit of the evocative photographic journey conceived by Pino Ninfa, emphasizing the nuances and intentions of the photos, providing a sound structure to them, creating a synergy between the two art forms. This trio contains the essence of the sound of a band, where the characteristic instruments are the clarinet, representing the reeds, and the trombone for the brass instruments.

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