Classical in Dixieland

Genere: Jazz / Swing
Etichetta: Cose Sonore
N° catalogo: COSE17015
Lippen Schweigen04:33
Toreador (reprise)00:38
Bourée / Cantata 14705:59
Golliwogg's Cake Walk03:18
O mio babbino caro04:02
Wilder Reiter03:40
Overture to Guglielmo Tell03:35
Overture to La gazza ladra03:40
Inno alla gioia03:30
Fate Theme03:37
Menuet in G03:07
Danza delle ore04:59

The Tiger Dixie Band systematically dedicates itself to the revival of Jazz from the 'roaring twenties,' presenting it with an original and contemporary interpretive approach. The typical atmospheres of New Orleans and Chicago Style, Charleston and Ragtime, are philologically respected in tone and spirit (also due to the use of some original instruments from that era). However, the sound is filtered through the modern musical experiences of the band members, who blend their expertise in various aspects of performance, from arrangement to improvisation, avoiding a purely revivalist result and instead emphasizing the desire to highlight how this genre of music has not aged more than Swing or Bebop.

In this album, dedicated to the relationship between jazz and European classical music, famous pages from the classical repertoire are reinterpreted in the Dixieland performing style. Through imaginative and sometimes irreverent interpretation and arrangement, some of the greatest composers' most celebrated works are paraphrased. From Bizet's "Carmen" to Rossini's "La gazza ladra," from Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" to Vivaldi's "Spring," from Bach's "Minuet in G" to Debussy's "Golliwogg's Cake Walk."

The Triveneto Band, part of the New Project Cultural Association, is composed of Paolo Trettel (trumpet), Stefano Menato (clarinet), Fiorenzo Zeni (tenor saxophone), Luigi Grata (trombone), Andrea Boschetti (banjo, guitar, and ukulele), Renzo De Rossi (piano), Giorgio Beberi (bass saxophone), Claudio Ischia (drums), and for this occasion, violinist Mattia Martorano appears as a special guest on several tracks.

Produced by Associazione Culturale New Project Orchestra

Live Recording at Auditorium Antonio Vivaldi in Bolzano, Italy
Edited and Mixed by Luca Merlini (Fledermaus Music & Art)
Mastered by Alberto Mantovani at Alman Music Project Studio in Imola (BO), Italy

Paolo Trettel trumpet
Stefano Menato clarinet
Fiorenzo Zeni tenor sax
Luigi Grata trombone
Andrea Boschetti banjo, guitar, ukulele
Renzo de Rossi piano
Giorgio Beberi bass sax
Claudio Ischia drums

Special Guest Mattia Martorano violin


Special Thanks to

L.A. Ripamonti, AR Resonance Mouthpieces, ZAC Ligatures