Document of the meeting between percussionist ANDREA CENTAZZO and English sax player COXHILL, Situations is much more that a simple reissue; it contains 7 unissued tracks. In these bonus-tracks CENTAZZO and COXHILL are teamed by the Austrian trumpet player FRANZ KOGLMANN, an important on the improvised music scene, unfortunately his talent is not always recognized. Following very long tour in all Europe the trio goes in studio, in 1982, with a very strong unity and clear ideas. The result is a mix of different styles, from pure improvised sounds to imaginary soundtrack, from echoes of marching and brass bands to pop quotations, without forgetting moments evoking Mittleurope, not the real but an imaginary one. To create this music puzzle the trio, always very comfortable in all the contests, collaborate with all his elements, the atmosphere created by the three performers are very intense, fresh and original even today, twenty years later. In this contest, with a very large amount of freedom for each member of the group, COXHILL and KOGLMANN demonstrates ideal companions of the Italian percussionist. COXHILL, in particular is able to fully display all the wide range of his art: his strong irony that can mutate in cold, frozen calmness or viceversa in the space of a second, without being overwhelmed by useless virtuosity.
In the second part of the CD FRANZ KOGLMANN is replaced by trombone player GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI. The recordings of this second trio were done earlier, in 1978, and the sound of the group is quite different. The presence of SCHIAFFINI, a very talented and expert artist, always in the middle between jazz and the more experimental territories of the avant-garde European contemporary music changes radically the sound, now more sharp and corrosive, pervaded by a constant tension. The trio now flies over a ever changing sea of sounds, a never ending tension for the listeners whose attention must be at the maximum level. The three musicians are very concentrated and inspired always attentive to pick up the other's intuitions. Situations all together is a precious re-discovery and a confirmation of the importance of the Italian musicians in the creative music scene between the 70's and 80's.
1- 7 Recorded & mixed da Andrea Centazzo, Bologna, giugno 1982 8 - 11 Recorded & mixed da Andrea Centazzo, Pistoia, luglio - settembre 1978
COXHILL / KOGLMANN / SCHIAFFINI / CENTAZZO from Felmay Shop
1- 7 Franza Koglmann trumpet, flugelhorn Lol Coxhill soprano sax Andrea Centazzo percussion 8 - 11 Giancarlo Schiaffini trombone Lol Coxhill soprano sax Andrea Centazzo percussion
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