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11 – Orbite

11 Orbite


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

“It is good to renew one’s wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all”
Ray Bradbury

“It is the very error of the moon. She comes nearer the earth than she was wont, And makes men mad”
William Shakespeare

“The universe is made up of stories, not atoms”
Muriel Rukesyer

XYQuartet’s third album Orbite is coming out on 12th April 2017 by nusica.org. This release date is no coincidence: as a matter of fact, on 12th April 1961, Yuri Gagarin was the first man to journey into outer space and complete an orbit of the Earth. To celebrate the event U.N.E.S.C.O. established the International Day of Human Space Flight, on this day, in 2011.

In the previous XY album the theme of space and its exploration was included just in some tracks, while in this new album, being a proper concept album, it’s developed throughout the eight original compositions dedicated to those men and women who were the first to explore Space with their epic, dramatic and sometimes even tragic or controversial stories.

Fazzini and Fedrigo, bandleaders and founders of the group, were born in the 70’s and they have lived the wonder of those pioneers’ space flights. They have thus transferred in their music all those distant memories which have taken on an aura of a proper postmodern myth.

Musically speaking it’s a big step towards the evolution of this band’s musical language which goes from jazz to contemporary music, from prog to post minimalism and from pop to the latest NY influences. To do so, they research and develop this new language in a creative and fluent way, putting together all these different musical codes in a very homogenous form.

Orbite is the eleventh album produced by nusica.org. Nusica.org promotes music culture on the web, believes in the open content philosophy sharing ones music, scores and videos on the website and it promotes the music culture all over Italy through festivals, concerts and workshops.

XYQuartet is a band from the North of Italy which was born six years ago and has already done lots of concerts in Italy and abroad, playing in the most famous and prestigious Italian Jazz Clubs such as Casa del Jazz in Rome, Torrione Jazz Club in Ferrara, Centro D’Arte in Padova and many others. XY Quartet  has published two albums and has been acknowledged by the critics and the audience.