The impressionism of Francesco Geminiani in his new "Colorsound"
with Rick Rosato and Mark Schilders
The New York City-based Italian saxophonist
leads an international trio for his debut in the Auand Family
Such a precise and personal concept needed some trusted partners. Double bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Mark Schilders are more than prestigious colleagues: they completely understood and shared his intentions in the New York scene, where Geminiani could study after his experiences in Siena (Italy) and Switzerland, thanks to a scholarship for the New School in Manhattan. "They are two dear friends and unbelievable musicians, I really wanted to record my music with – the saxophonist explains –. In the many sessions I have done in New York before forming the trio, they stood up for their talent, they immediately understood my compositions and the aesthetic of the project from the beginning, making every parts their own. Rick has the ability to both glue any instruments in the band, and push me to find new musical solutions every time. Mark has an “inner clock” that makes every beat and every person swing, with a personal sound that transcends jazz drums: it recalls orchestral percussion, African rhythms, Rock'n'Roll and the bounciest swing you can think of!"
The composer, in this case, is Geminiani himself. He penned seven out of the eight pieces in the album, recorded at the Bunker Study in Brooklyn with the intent of bringing only music related to everyday feelings and the colors to them associated into the studio. That’s how pieces like "French Blues" or "Ambra" were conceived. But the most representative of them all might be "Agata Blu", defined by the author as "a slalom through tonalities and metrics that keeps going without asking for attention, but one that leaves you with some good memories and a short soundtrack, jazzier than usual."
Rick Rosato double bass
Mark Schilders drums