Fabrizio Puglisi and Günter Sommer are two key musicians of the European avant-jazz scene.
Coming from two different generations and different paths, they started to play together in 2013 and, since then, their musical relationship kept growing in intensity and interplay. They played often in duo in many concerts and festivals in Palermo, Leipzig, Sant’Anna Arresi, Talos Festival in Puglia, Angelica Festival in Bologna, Centro d’Arte in Padova, Area Sismica and they will present their album on December 13th in Bologna at Mercato Sonato.
Through their live encounters, they freely searched for new ways in which their instruments can open up new possibilities of expression. In their most free tracks, melody, rhythm, and timbre are not only used as standard parameters through which express themselves, but in a kind of channeling way, they use those aspects to exchange their roles and become the “other”. Furthermore, the renditions of some well-known standards are telling us that there is no “old” material that can not become something new. From the old to the new, here we stand!
Tracks 3, 9 were recorded at Cinema Lux for Centro d Arte, Padova
Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 were recorded at Area Sismica, Meldola (Forli) on October 20th, 2013
Tracks 1, 2, 10, 11 were recorded at Mediencampus Der Sparkasse, Leipzig on December 10th, 2016
Mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Lo Bue at Studio Caffeina in Bologna
Graphic design by Sandro Crisafi
Produced by Fabrizio Puglisi and Aut Records
Thanks to Centro d Arte di Padova, Stefano Merighi, Ariele Monti, and everybody at Area Sismica, Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig, Cathrin Neufeldt, Thomas Bruckner, and everybody at Curva Minore (Palermo)
This CD is dedicated to Lelio Giannetto (1961-2020)
Aut Records is a record label dedicated to experimental and research music. We are trying to describe a musical environment that cannot be assigned to a particular genre, and is removed from any specific musical language.
This record at times is the sum of its parts and the strength of its parts. At times, you can plainly tell the player from 100 yards away with your eyes closed, but then you can hear them echoing the ghosts of those who came before them. An incredibly brilliant record from 3 master blasters! pjnewman-364