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Antonio Jasevoli: chitarra, elettronica
Michele Rabbia: batteria, percussioni, laptop
Marcello Allulli: sax tenore, elettronica

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Giovanni Falzone: tromba, elettronica

Il desiderio di libertà, la ricerca spasmodica dell’altrove, il sogno dell’autenticità nei sentimenti più intimi, musica selvaggia e sempre inaudita. Esplora trasversalmente dimensioni assolute, ma non richiede per forza adesione totale, soltanto la capacità di riconoscere la molteplicità della musica. Improvvisazione senza vincoli, soltanto la coscienza storica e musicale espansa che crea un momento di massima aspirazione per i tre musicisti che si frequentano, anche in differenti ambiti, da molti anni.

Dotati di caratteristiche forti e allo stesso tempo molto divergenti, i musicisti si incontrano in un terreno comune, nel quale le peculiarità personali si intrecciano grazie al comune utilizzo dell'elettronica, elemento fondante di questo progetto.

Il risultato è una musica che schiva definizioni, scivola tra il suono ed il silenzio, tra il jazz probabile e quello possibile, rimanendo fermamente legata ad una logica ben precisa: sviscerare sonorità filtrate da fusione sovversiva e perfezione tecnica. Il linguaggio, le strutture paradigmatiche, gli incastri intertestuali in bella evidenza; la revisione del senso stesso dell’opera alla luce di una continua corsa culturale.

Musica obliqua che convince appieno e che riesce a far convivere un approccio moderno, dettato dalle regole poco convenzionali con cui si approccia l’elettronica, con il rispetto per la storia.

Di recente pubblicazione il primo cd: RAJ, edito da: " Parco della Musica Records", 2010.



Antonio Jasevoli guitar, electronic

Michele Rabbia drums, percussions, laptop

Marcello Allulli tenor sax, elettronic

The longing for freedom, the spasmodic search for the elsewhere, the dream of authentic  innermost feelings; a wild and always unprecedented music that explores transversally absolute dimensions, without  necessarily requiring a total adhesion,  just the capacity of recognizing the multeciply of music. Free improvisation, just the historical and musical expanded conscience which raises to a moment of sublime aspiration for the three musicians, who have been now collaborating for many years,  in different ambits. 

Gifted with strong yet very different characteristics, the three musician meet on a common field, where each one's personal peculiarities blend with the others', thanks to the common use of electronic, which is the primary element of this projec that  was recorded at its debut for  Parco della Musica Records in March 2010.

The result is a music that avoids any definition, drifting between sound and silence, probable and possible jazz, but always linked to a very precise idea: that of  deeply exploring sonorities filtered through subversive fusion and pefect technique. The language, the  paradigmatic structures, the highlighted intertextual joints; the revision of the meaning itself of the project in the light of an uninterruted cultural course.

An oblique music the fully persuades and that succeds in blending a modern approach, dictated by the unconventional rules that dominate the electronic, with the rispect of history.
 

Antonio Jasevoli was born in 1963 in Naples and soon  devoted himself to the study and analysis of the guitar practice and technique. At the beginning he first concentrated on  rock and pop music environment, taking part, still very young, at various recordings and tours which made him immediately come in contact with the real world.of music. It was only later, when he discovered his passion for composing, that he started to get interested  in jazz language, together with a long study of the improvisation practice,

1989 he graduated in classic guitar from the Public Conservatory of Benevento. During the previous years he had attended the Berkley Summer clinics of guitar, jazz harmony and improvisation technique. He’s also very active in the theatre and cinematographic ambit, and collaborates with the most varied International jazz and contemporary scene artists. (see Bio.)

He’s a guitar teacher at the S. Cecilia’s Statal Conservatory in Rome and leader of several bands, among which the TIE TRIO and the R.A.J. trio.

Marcello Alulli graduated from the Berklee College of Music of Boston, studing with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi and Bill Pierce. He took part in many Italian festivals like the Clusone Jazzfestivals 2003, Umbria Jazz Festival 1999-2006, Jazz and Image at Villa Celimontana 1996-2007, Jazz Alley at Tel Aviv 2005, Montalcino jazz festival 2005.

He cut the record “Mufloni” (co-leader with David Boato), “Logorythm” with John Arnold, “Mainerio” with Glauco Venier and “Tsuzuku” with the Nohaybanda trio.

He played with the Kazumi Ikenaga Quartet, the Big Band conducted by Kenny Wheeler, the Boston’s University Big Band; with Mario Raja, Ares Tavolazzi, Marcello Rosa, Sandro Gibellini, Tony Scott, John Ramsay (already partner of Art Blakey), Ettore Fioravanti, Dave Binney, Michel Godard.

In 2002 he collaborated with the painter and sculptor Gianfranco Baruchello in the making of the “Colpi a vuoto” video. He composed the musics for the theatre show “Canto per Shatila” written and interpreted by Luigi Mezzanotte, Teatro dell'Orologio, 2003. He also composed the musics for the movie “Ultimo Stadio”, directed by Ivano De Matteo, 2002. He played in the show directed and interpreted by Tonino Accolla, based on a Thomas Pynchon’s novel.
 

Michele Rabbia was born in Turin in 1965. After his first studies at the “Civica di Savigliano” he attended the drum courses held by Enrico Lucchini in Turin. In 1989 he moved to the States where he had the chanche to attend Joe Hunt and Alan Dawson’s courses.

Returned to Italy he settled in Rome and started his conert and discographic activity collaborating with many Italian artists among which Antonello Salis, Paolo Damiani, Stefano Battaglia, Rita Marcotulli e stranieri del calibro di Charlie Mariano, Marilyn Crispell, Dominique Pifarely, Paul McCandless, Michel Godard, Vincent Courtois, Sainkho Namtchylak, Bruno Chevillon.

He’s always been a member of the Aires Tango since their foundantion. He boasts many recordings as co-leader especially with Stefano Battaglia for Splasc(h), Via Veneto and Ecm. His first record as leader was released in 2006 for CamJazz: “Shiftin Grace” carried out with the  pianist Marilyn Crispell and with Vincent Courtois’s contribution to various pieces.

His collaborations extend also to dancing, with projects that involve dancers and choreographers like Tery J. Weikel, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung, Khosro Adibi, Rossella Fiumi e Magda Borould Pascal. For theatre he composed Fausto Paradivino’s show “Genova 01” music and for literature he collaborated with the writer Dacia Maraini. He actively took part in the making of Giovanni Guidi’s Rebel Band and in 2010 Ecm released the cd cd “Pastorale”, accomplished in duo with the constant partner Stefano Battaglia.