19 – QuartettoQuartetto
XYQuartet & Ensemble di Percussioni Pedrollo
- Nicola Fazzini (alto sax)
- Alessandro Fedrigo (bass guitar)
- Saverio Tasca (vibes)
- Luca Colussi (drums)
- Christian Del Bianco (percussions)
- Paolo Zanin (percussions)
- Rossano Muzzupapa (percussions)
- Luca Gallio (percussions)
Unreleased original project born as the result of a work in synergy between XYQuartet and the Conservatory of Music Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza.
The 19th project of nusica.org is coming to life from an unprecedented collaboration between XYQuartet – a leading group of the innovative European Jazz scene, and the Conservatory of Music Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza. QuartettoQuartetto features a careful orchestration of the widely known XYQuartet hits, rearranged by the composer Gianmarco Scalici. Six classical pieces by the groups (Titov; Malcom Carpenter; Spazio Angusto; Vale Vladi; Consecutio Temporum e Pax Vobiscum) and by two unreleased ones (No Evidence; Essentials) recorded and played together with four talented musicians of the Conservatory Arrigo Petrollo of Vicenza engaged with a wide range of percussions. Thus a synergistic and innovative project was born, for a colorful record with extreme dynamics of strong sound and scenographic impact.
The release of the album is expected for December 18th for nusica.org on all the digital stores and in January 2021 with the issue 111 of the magazine Jazzit together with an extensive XYQuartet interview. The official presentation is scheduled for December on the occasion of the Vicenza Jazz Festival.
QuartettoQuartetto runs through the history of XYQuartet, with Alessandro Fedrigo electric bass, Nicola Fazzini saxophone, Saverio Tasca vibraphone, Luca Colussi drums, together with the percussionists Christian del Bianco, Paolo Zanin, Rossano Muzzupapa, Luca Gallio and the aid of the electronic music class. The eight musicians give rise to a record meant to investigate new timbric and rhythmic features such as marimbe, gong, tubolar bells, strings, kettledrums spread colors to the eight tracks of the record.
o1. Titov (N. Fazzini)
dedicated to the second cosmonaut in space, a twine of different rhythmic meters exalted by the percussion timbres.
o2. Malcolm Carpenter (N. Fazzini)
Polyhedric composition that uses different timbre, rhythmic and harmonic-compositional techniques, inspired by the life of self-titled cosmonaut.
o3. Consecutio Temporum (A. Fedrigo)
where continuous variations of time follow each other together with metric modulations.The interval structures are organized in a spiral form that is constantly contracting and expanding and is swapped through different instruments. The orchestration for this ensemble simulates the mechanism of a machine that starts up, accelerate, and suddenly slows down. On the topic of color and the power of suggestion, it produces contrasts between the mechanic element and static moments of lyricism.
o4. No Evidence (composition by N. Fazzini rearranged by S. Tasca and L. Colussi)
A real disguise of the composition Evidence di Thelonious Monk.
o5. Essential (S. Tasca)
This composition is an introduction to the next piece “Vale Vladi”. The shared compositional material, which sees the rhythm / frequency ratio always constant, is shown here as a condensation of events, which prepare the arrival of “Vale Vladi”, more organized and rhythmic. The initial melodic idea generates harmony through reverberation, the development outlines the elements, the improvisation of the sax backed by the drums anticipates the complexity of the architecture of “ValeVladi”
o6. Vale Vladi (S. Tasca)
Arrangement and re-writing of the compositional material contained in the track “Valentina Tereshkova” and “Vladimir Kamarov” part of the album Orbite (2017), in which we can say, simplifying, that every pair of notes carries itself its own source and rhythm. The timbric extension, given by the use of different instruments is able to fortify even more these concepts, adding to what already expressed in Quartet compositions from one side a more incisive setting and the other an expansion of the concept interval/time given to the greatest extent of available frequencies.
o7. Pax Vobiscum (A. Fedrigo)
Echoes him, a moment of apparent peace and meditation that inside owns strong dissonances and dynamic contrasts. The central element in this composition is the narration of the mood that evolves in this development and meets the improvisational soloists. The percussion is part of the narration and emphasizes the contrasts with the power of the possible timbres.
o8. Spazio Angusto (N. Fazzini, G. Scalici)
Spazio Angusto is based on the assembly of rhythmic and melodic elements, either binaries or ternaries, into a single groove re-orchestrated by Gianmarco Scalici with an extensive use of different percussion, including body percussion.
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