Live In Noci And Rive-De Gier

Live In Noci And Rive-De Gier

by Italian Instabile Orchestra


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Live In Noci And Rive-De Gier

The Italian Instabile Orchestra is a large ensemble, formed in 1990 by the trumpeter Pino Minafra, and Live in Noci was their first release. Drawing musicians from across several disparate disciplines, the group tends to travel between free jazz, Italian folk traditions, contemporary classical ideas, and general good-natured wackiness, in some sense the Southern European version of bands like Willem Breuker's Kollektief. The "kitchen sink" approach, while enjoyably dizzying at times, tends to work against cohesiveness in certain compositions and may aggravate the listener just settling into a particularly nice section. The opening track for instance, Paolo Damiani's "Detriti," has several lovely portions, any one of which might have been comfortably stretched into a separate piece instead of episodically placed back to back. Likewise, Eugenio Columbo's "Ippopatami" begins in a delightful rampage befitting its subject, but then veers off into a relatively standard free jazz blowing fest. In fairness, Minafra, in his "Noci...Strani Frutti No. 1," is able to bring enough out and out wackiness to make one toss any reservations aside and just go with the flow, and there are more than enough fine musicians in this band so that one can simply listen to appreciate their soloing art. But one has the impression of more potential here than realization, fun though the ride may be.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2000
Label: Leo Records Uk
UPC: 5024792018222
catalogNumber: 182
Rank: 220631

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Italian Instabile Orchestra   Primary Artist
Enrico Rava   Trumpet
Gianluigi Trovesi   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Alto Clarinet
Giorgio Gaslini   Piano
Mario Schiano   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,Voices
Paolo Damiani   Bass,Cello,Vocals,Voices,Double Bass
Carlo Actis Dato   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Guido Mazzon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bruno Tommaso   Bass,Double Bass
Tiziano Tononi   Percussion,Drums
Martin Mayes   French Horn
Pino Minafra   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Didjeridu
Giancarlo Schiaffini   Trombone,Tuba
Renato Geremia   Flute,Violin,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Eugenio Colombo   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alberto Mandarini   Trumpet
Sebi Tramontana   Trombone,Vocals,Voices
Vincenzo Mazzone   Percussion,Drums,Gong,Timbales,Timpani
Daniele Cavallanti   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Umberto Petrin   Piano
Lauro Rossi   Trombone

Technical Credits

Giorgio Gaslini   Engineer
Pino Minafra   Liner Notes
Steve Lake   Liner Notes
Raffaele Musio   Engineer
Leo Feigin   Producer
Guiseppe Genco   Cover Art

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