Back to the Future
Anthony Coleman: piano
Marco Cappelli: guitars
Davey Williams: guitars & banjo
Ladonna Smith: violin & vocals
Andrea Centazzo: percussion, digital percussion & sampling
#1-3 Recorded live in concert at TONIC, New York City – April 2005
#4-6 Recorded at ICTUS Studios, Bologna Italy – April 1980
#7-8 Recorded live in concert at London Musician Collective, London UK – February 1979
Digitally remastered, mixed & edited by Andrea Centazzo
The story behind this CD is really singular and date back to a couple of years ago. One day I got an e-mail from Marco Cappelli a young Italian guitarist, living in New York and making quickly a reputation in the avant-garde and improvised music scene. Marco was trying to establish a contact, claiming similarities between my and his experience. I was intrigued by the letter and, even if my recent music was totally on another planet, I decided to write him and establish a relationship that later became a great friendship.
The improvised music experiences in the 80s were quite conclusive for me. After ten years of passionate dedication to jazz and everything that revolved around it, I suddenly realized that I was interested more and more in composing, in bringing back my melodic side into the music; I rediscovered my roots and wanted to study and compose, bringing to a close, a phase of my personal artistic life. But... never say never...