Artist: More Sundays     Album: Early     Label: Improvvisatore Involontario     Code:

Early

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Press Release

Elisabetta Maulo, cantante dei “Betta Blues Society”, e Piergiorgio Pirro, pianista e compositore jazz, iniziano a collaborare nel 2011. Il loro duo ricerca e reinterpreta il suono acustico del jazz, a partire dalla straordinaria musica dagli anni '10 del ‘900. E' da questo suono di base, ruvido terreno e contaminato con il blues, che viene l'idea di includere nel gruppo le voci del trombone di Tony Cattano e del sax baritono di Beppe Scardino: due eccezionali improvvisatori che portano un contributo decisivo all'apertura di questa musica verso una sperimentazione spontanea e coinvolgente. Il tutto proiettato in una dimensione trasversale e atemporale.
 
Introduction by Piergiorgio Pirro, piano player:
Our music is a contemporary rendition of some Early Jazz music. We play it in a way that I could describe as "minimalist": the aim is to avoid all clichés that are usually related to the performance of dixieland music and to focus on some aspects that I care for: the sound, the rhythm, and the polyphony. The resulting music has an earthy, bluesy acoustic sound, mostly thanks to the voice of Elisabetta Maulo. I chose to play without double bass and drums to better get to the goal I was looking 
for. The resulting sound is pretty unique, and I feel that the contribute of two great 
improvisers like Cattano and Scardino is pushing the music towards a more atemporal and maybe abstract dimension. Among the authors of the music we play there are George W. Thomas, Spencer Williams, W. C. Handy, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn. We also play some of my own compositions. We feel that some part of our playing is a tribute to the great Louis Armstrong. 

Track List

01. Basin street blues
02. Lotus Blossom
03. La petite reine
04. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue
05. Una diversa sera al mare
06. Intermezzo
07. On the sunny side of the street
08. Hop Scop Blues
09. Blue Turning Grey Over You
10. I've Got the Blues for Rampart Street

Personnel

Elisabetta Maulo: voice
Piergiorgio Pirro: piano/harmonium/composition
Tony Cattano: trombone
Beppe Scardino: baritono sax/bass clarinet

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