Andrea Centazzo: Mallet Kat, Percussion & Sampling
Janel Leppin: Cello
Mike Sebastian: Reeds
T. A. Zook: Basscello
All compositions by Andrea Centazzo (ASCAP)
Mixed, overdubbed, edited, designed & produced by Andrea Centazzo
ICTUS 155 — single CD — made in USA
File under “new ambient/improvised music”
On September 23, 2010, the day following Andrea's Kennedy Center appearance, two of my colleagues in the Twenty-first Century Chamber Ensemble, Janel Leppin (cello) and Mike Sebastian (reeds), came over to my home to jam. It was the anniversary of Coltrane's birth -- thus, "impressions" in this work's title to honor the master's legacy. I set up my recording rig to capture what I could. It was, in Andrea's words, "battlefield conditions": his expansive percussion rig in the living room, my basscello rig in my music room, and Janel and Mike squeezed into the very short connecting hallway. The music that resulted was improvised extemporaneously on the spot with some of Andrea's minimal scores and suggestions. It was the first time we had all played together. It may have been "battlefield conditions" indeed, but the results after Andrea's editing and mixing speak for themselves. We hope that you enjoy listening to it at least as much as we enjoyed making it!
T A Zook (February 2011)
"I always considered myself a composer using percussion and keyboards as one of the many means I'm using (orchestra included) to give life to my music. That's why in an album making, the conceiving before and especially the editing after, are so important to me."
Andrea Centazzo - from an interview with F.S.Sasso on New Age Magazine (2005)