Rudi Records new release Sounds Of Hope by Daniele Cavallanti & The Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble (Rudi Records, 2015)
After the outstanding Faces and Tales, Daniele Cavallanti is back on Rudi Records with a new, celebrative album. In his over forty years career, the Milano based saxophonist has often been working with large ensembles (Nexus Orchestra, Jazz Chromatic Ensemlbe, Instabile...). The Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble is based on this experience; a large ensemble which is a real “manifesto” of the present creative scene of Milano. Cavallanti presents a dense repertoire both of original music with dedications to Joe Henderson
, Sam Rivers
, Anthony Braxton
and Roscoe Mitchell
, as well as Wayne Shorter and Mongezi Feza’s arrangements like the irresistible “Sonia” and epic “You Ain’t Gonna Know Me ‘Cos You Think You Know Me”. The Ensemble is formed by 14 musicians ranging from some “veterans” of the milanese jazz scene like Riccardo Luppi, Angiolo Tarocchi, Massimo Falascone, Alberto Tacchini, Luca Calabrese, Beppe Caruso, Paolo Botti and the inseparable Tiziano Tononi. The music flows both lyrical and impetuous between different and strict collective organizations and wide sections for the various soloists.
Personnel: Daniele Cavallanti, tenor sax Riccardo Luppi, alto & soprano sax, flute Gianluca Elia, tenor & bass sax Massimo Falascone baritone & sopranino sax, contrabass sax Francesco Chiapperini bass clarinet, alto sax, flute Luca Calabrese, trumpet Beppe Caruso, trombone Paolo Botti viola, cornet Gianluca Alberti, doublebass (right channel) Valerio Della Fonte, doublebass (left channel) Toni Boselli, drums (right channel) Tiziano Tononi, drums, percussion, gongs (left channel)