SALVATORE SPANO COLLECTIVE
CINQUE PASSI (in memoria di un poeta)
Suite strumentale per sestetto jazz
liberamente ispirata al romanzo “Il quinto passo è l’addio” di Sergio Atzeni (1952-1995)
Release date: December 9th, 2022
code/format: BFA CD 002
- Giovanni Sanna Passino – tromba, flicorno
- Massimo Carboni – sax tenore
- Paolo Carta Mantiglia – clarinetto basso, sax alto
- Salvatore Maltana – contrabbasso
- Massimo Russino – batteri
- Salvatore Spano – pianoforte, arrangiamento
ABOUT THIS CD
The latest work by pianist and composer Salvatore Spano is a jazz suite composed of five pieces – dedicated to the memory of writer Sergio Atzeni. It was recorded with Giovanni Sanna Passino, Massimo Carboni, Paolo Carta Mantiglia, Salvatore Maltana and Massimo Russino (with technical input from Marti Jane Robertson). The album consists of a retrospective work that remains open to the variety of contemporary jazz languages, in which Spano’s musical influences emerge, including Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Art Blakey, Jaco Pastorius, Keith Emerson and Gil Evans. Spano articulated his jazz suite in a multi-thematic counterpoint with a strong component of collective improvisation, where melodic and rhythmic parameters guide a music discourse in continuous transformation. The result is a combination of styles that include hard-bop, swing, free jazz and funk – a mix between soloism and orchestral writing – which Spano himself created with the goal of tracing a summary of his artistic research and contemplate future directions in his career.
Salvatore Spano, born in Cagliari in 1967, has a music career that spans over three decades as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger in the jazz and classical fields, in musical theater and in the multimedia arts. He has released 8 solo CDs and numerous others as accompanist and musical director. Since 2016, he has been teaching in the International Seminars of Nuoro Jazz.