For more then 35 years, Guido Mazzon has been one of the leading voices of the new jazz in Italy. His musical endeavors crossed from contemporary jazz compositions, improvised music and songs, to interaction between music and poetry, literary prose, dance and video art. His artistic collaborations include some of the greatest European and American improvisers from Evan Parker to Anthony Braxton; at this album he is joined by legendary British trombone player Paul Rutherford.
To compose or to play is like writing on a "tabula rasa" (clean slate) where I draw sounds, emotions and create intimate relationships with my partners. To play music together is to live common experience; to express emotions is not necessarily to utter high concepts but simply to tell the stories. (Guido Mazzon)
An extraordinary, spacious, partially free and often brilliant disc. If anyone out there need any convincing that these Italian musicians are as great as any other creative/jazz musicians on this planet, then I ask you to give this treasure some consideration. If it doesn't change your life, that at least it should change your point of view. (BLG, Downtown Music Gallery)