Wood seen both as an inspirational element of nature and as a working material.
In both cases the imagination leads us to imagine other dimensions. Consider, for example, the wood grain, the ripples of of a tree’s barks. But also think about the thousand objects of craftsmanship that can be created with wood, the vibrations transmitted by it through a huge variety of musical instruments.
The “Essential lines” are the essential lines of the “times”, both chronological and musical. Each composition, while recounting a different idea, turns out to be a moment of insertion between these two elements. Time and musical expressiveness lead us to a different dimension and a perception of “flowing”.
The album was previewed by many musicians who expressed great approval in their opinions and thoughts, among others: Gianluigi Trovesi, Claudio Fasoli, Javier Girotto, Stefano Zenni, Tino Tracanna, Ben Golberg, Dave Douglas, Bruce Ackley, Jon Raskin, Jim Hartog.
Sound and silence, understood as primary elements in a journey of seeking and exploration, are in themselves the essence of an expressive journey through which communication of personal emotional comes into play, giving life to the moment of creation.
Ivano Brambilla clarinetto – Andrea Mandelli (clarinetto, clarinetto piccolo) – Andrea Ferrari (clarinetto, corno di bassetto) – Adalberto Ferrari (clarinetto basso).
The fascination for basset horn: a warm and all-enveloping timbre; music written simply to fill the pleasant succession of days in the courts of the eighteenth century; here are the ingredients for a concerto that brings us back to the times of Mozart.
Raymond Scott is recognised as the composer of some of the most successful soundtracks for Hollywood films and Warner Bros cartoons. (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies)
The Mixiland Jazz Band is one of the many expressions of power that music has in overcoming any kind of barrier. The Band was born in 2006 from an idea of the musician Felice Clemente, a well-known saxophonist, clarinettist, and composer at an international level.
This CD represents a milestone in the journey of Mixiland Jazz Band (fondly known as MJB) and metaphor of life, where commitment, perseverance, respect and team spirit are always fruitful.