Francesco Bigoni tenor sax
Enrico Zanisi piano
Riccardo Gola double bass
Enrico Morello drums
VVJ 146 - Prodotto da Via Veneto Jazz e Jando Music
Cosmonautics as the art of space travel.
This is the metaphor that Riccardo Gola chooses for his first solo album - to be released on the Jando Music / Via Veneto Jazz label - after years of militancy in some of the most creative projects of the new Italian jazz scene.
As composer and bandleader, he offers us an acoustic quartet but with a strongly hybridized vocabulary.
From the very first listening, one perceives the multiplicity of interests and ratings of the eclectic Roman artist (he is also an illustrator and art director) who manages to mix the African-American matrix with a plurality of languages, from rock to electronics, from African music to contemporary classic.
With him a real all-star band of the contemporary Italian scene: Francesco Bigoni on sax and clarinet, Enrico Zanisi on piano and Enrico Morello on drums.
A cohesive group that through improvisation and interplay leads the listener - like good cosmonauts - on a journey into the unknown.
Tracklist of "Cosmonautica": 10 Tracks
02. Detriti spaziali (Riccardo Gola)
04. Multiply (Riccardo Gola)
05. Anni luce (Riccardo Gola)
06. Materia liquida (Riccardo Gola)
07. Cosmonautica (Riccardo Gola)
08. Focus on Gravity (Riccardo Gola)
09. Strategie per un’invasione aliena (Riccardo Gola)
10. In orbita (Riccardo Gola)