Friday, December 15, 2017

Stone by PPC + Rob Mazurek (RUDI RECORDS 2017)

After the collaborations with Giancarlo Schiaffini, Satoko Fuji and Natsuki Tamura, Turin-based Porta Palace Collective, led by Johnny Lapio, welcomes Rob Mazurek, one of the central figures on the actual Avant-Jazz scene. Italian saxophone player Pasquale Innarella is also featured as special guests on this Porta Palace Collective third album.

Mazurek seems to have completely assimilated the band's spirit. His personality perfectly fits into their rich sound mesh, and his cornet finds the right place among the collective's broad frameworks, including both large improvisation areas and beautifully composed structures. Recorded live at the end of a tour, the album sets the first step for a future partnership.

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Stone (12:43)
Instants (12:00) 
Neuroplastic Groove (9:45)
Itineraries (6:34)
Why Not? (9:39)

Johnny Lapio, trumpet, conduction, composition
Rob Mazurek, cornet
Pasquale Innarella, tenor sax
Giuseppe Ricupero, baritone sax
Lino Mei, piano
Donato Stolfi, drums
Gianmaria Ferrario, double bass, electronics