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XYQUARTET

  • Nicola Fazzini (alto sax)
  • Alessandro Fedrigo (acoustic bass guitar)
  • Saverio Tasca (vibes)
  • Luca Colussi (drums)

«QUAND LA RECHERCHE MUSICALE PRODUIT DE LA BEAUTÉ ON NE PEUT QUE S’EXTASIER»
Serge Baudot, Jazz Hot

«XY PLAYS A ‘MODERN JAZZ’ WITH CROSS STRUCTURES, COMPLEX CONNECTIONS AND A CONSTANT COURAGE TO RISK»
Ernst Mitter, Freistil, November 2013

«ONE OF THE MOST PECULIAR ITALIAN JAZZ GROUPS OF OUR TIME»
Stefano Merighi, Centro d’Arte in Padua

«ONCE YOU GET INTO "XY"'S GAME, YOU'LL BE FASCINATED BY IT. EXCELLENT»
Enrico Bettinello, Il Giornale della Musica, May 2014


SECOND "BEST GROUP"
One of the TEN "BEST ALBUM" of the year
TOP JAZZ 2014 - MUSICA JAZZ magazine


Born in 2011 in Italy, XYQuartet is a fusion of saxophonist Nicola Fazzini and bass player Alessandro Fedrigo. They create an original, exciting and innovative music with Saverio Tasca at the vibes and Luca Colussi at the drums. This project passes through different kinds of music and artistic languages updating them to Contemporary.

The group explores new ways of composing with a quirk approach. For XY, to restructure the music form is an ethics to build-up the beyond-jazz. The "X" by Fazzini and the "Y" by Fedrigo represent two approaches, two ideas, two complementary artistic identities but also two instruments, like the alto sax and the acoustic bass guitar. Together they're the 'double F' of the title "Idea F", their first album released by Italian label nusica.org. The cd has been awarded one of the best 100 albums of 2012 by JAZZiT Magazine in Italy and was positively received by the critic, allowing the quartet to play in prestigious clubs and festivals. "Idea F" introduced some techniques of the 20th century Contemporary Music to jazz music but reworked them finally offering a new genre.

On May 2014 nusica.org announced the release of "XY", the homonymous new album which has been realized thanks to a crowd-funding campaign. XY believes also in 'open content philosophy' and makes both music and scores available on nusica.org website; this feature expresses and supports the constant 'work in progress' of the band. On the very same year XY was awarded second best Italian group and sixth best Italian album by Musica Jazz magazine at the Umbria Jazz Winter gala night.


BIO

Nicola Fazzini is a saxophonist and composer originally from Milan, now Venetian resident.  With an established live musical experience in Italy and abroad, he appears in several recordings and has collaborated with internationally renowned musicians like Enrico Rava, Peter Erskine, and emerging talents like Miles Okazaki, Amir ElSaffar, and Samuel Blaser.  For years he’s been devoting himself to pursue innovative and experimental musical projects (XY Quartet, Hyper+, CREI).  He also worked as an educator with the University Ca’ Foscari and as an artistic director with many other institutions for special projects (Jazz Area Metropolitana, File Jazz Festival, Musicafoscari.S. Servolo Jazz Fest).
www.nicolafazzini.com

Alessandro Fedrigo is a specialist of the acoustic bass guitar all other the world. The one he plays is fretless and often he uses sound effects to modify this instrument’s sound. For him, the importance of researching a peculiar sound is crucial. During his career he played jazz, free improvisation, experimental music, electronic and explored multimedia performances. He recorded more than 30 cds. He played with Amir ElSaffar, Samuel Blaser, Francois Huole, Tony Scott, Jimmy Weinstein, Chris Hunter, Ben Monder, Robert Wyatt, Elliot Zigmund, Ferenc Nemeth. In 2011 JAZZiT awarded him as one of the best bass players of the year. The same year, he published his first solo-album “Solitario” (nusica.org). He took part to original projects like Silvia Donati & StandHard 3io, Quartetto Terrestre with Achille Succi, “Corde Alterne” with Roberto Gemo, “Maya” dedicated to the great film-maker Maya Deren, CREI Ensemble. Since 2011 he is the artistic director of nusica.org, an indipendent, digital, ecological and conceptual label. He is also the principal curator of “Sile Jazz” Festival in Treviso which offers site-specific concerts in Treviso area.
www.alessandrofedrigo.com

Saverio Tasca plays both vibes and marimba but he is also a composer who experiments different music languages like jazz, contemporary and classical. He worked both in Italy and all other the world also for the theatre, playing with Franco D’Andrea, Jovanotti, Ivano Fossati and many others. Now he teaches at Vicenza Conservatory.
He believes that classical music and ethnic music are the real sources of these days music. His path implies free connections between him and the other musicians and between him and the different instruments he plays. It implied a lot of collaborations visible on his instrumental style too. So the timpani, the drum and avant-garde instruments echo on his phrasing and on his keyboards. His project are Saverio Tasca Trio, a duo with Roberto Gemo and the Vibeguitar Quartet. He played in CREI Ensemble.
www.saveriotasca.com

Luca Colussi is an eclectic drummer who works in different situations; he is an improviser, a composer and a teacher too. In fifteen years he worked for the theatre, for movies and in poetry readings, but he dedicated most of his time to jazz music. He studied and played with Kenny Wheeler, Fred Hersch, John Taylor, with whom he recorded a cd. He has played with David Liebman, Andy Gravish, Mike Applebaum, Francesco Bearzatti, F. Bosso, F. Boltro and many others in Italy and all over Europe. He has a great flexibility on rhythm, an amazing groove and an outstanding creativity; these are the most important characteristics of his style. Among his latest projects there are Rosa Brunello y los Fermentos (they have just been produced by CAM-Jazz), Glauco Venier Quartet  and Dario Carnovale Trio (they have just been produced by Albóre for the Japanese market). www.lucacolussi.com


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