Territories of Representation: Worldwide
Arranged & conducted by Riccardo Brazzale
Robert Bonisolo (tenor & soprano sax); Mattia Cicalini (alto sax); Rossano Emili (bartone sax & clarinets); Gianluca Carollo & J Kyle Gregory (trumpet); Roberto Rossi (trombone); Glauco Benedetti/Dario Duso (tuba); Paolo Birro (piano); Marc Abrams (bass); Mauro Beggio (drums)
Starting again from Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln and touching various kind of popular music on civil engagement, we come to the present day with a jazz able again to make as its own an idea of freedom as wide as ever. Multimedia project involving – in addition to any guest musicians – the visual field, but also an encroachment into the world of DJ’s and rappers, with the participation of a choir together with the solo voice of Vivian Grillo.
MUSIC FOR LONELY SOULS (BELOVED BY NATURE)
The music of Lydian’s last record, between original songs and interpretations of tradition, in the language of Lydian concept. Repertoire by Brazzale, Ellington, Dolphy and others.
THE BLACK SAINT AND THE SINNER LADY
The unmatched music from Charles Mingus’ masterpiece finally in its original version, completed by ballet . Performed together with Abbondanza / Bertoni Dance Company.
TO BE OR NOT TO BOP
In 2017 there’ll be the centenary of Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk’s birth, as well as the tenth anniversary of Max Roach’s death, while the half-century anniversary since the death of Bud Powell will be in 2016: all deities of bebop meant as modern jazz revolution, now interpreted with a lydian sound’s kind of approach. Eventual guest trumpet and reciter.
NO MORE WRONG MISTAKES
Journey through the orchestra’s 27 years of life, re-reading the jazz tradition, from the origins of Afro-American music up to the contemporary, passing through all the greatest composers, reworked in the spirit of the Lydian concept.