PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS

ALBERTO MANDARINI DANIELE TIONE - DUO

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The encounter between trumpeter Alberto Mandarini and pianist Daniele Tione has been occasioned by an exhibition of a cartoon biography of the beloved and worldwide famous trumpeter Louis Armstrong, signed by the comic-strip artist Philip Paquet, a new talent among the Belgian panorama of cartoonists...


ALBERTO MANDARINI QUARTET

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LOVE SONG

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PHOEBUS QUARTET & ORCHESTRA CLASSICA DI ALESSANDRIA

A voyage trough the italian 900s author song, from Luigi Tenco to Paolo Conte


METAMORFOSI

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ASTRATTE MUTAZIONI

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ALBERTO MANDARINI TRIO - TRIBUTE TO CHET

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Alberto Mandarini - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Umberto Petrin - Piano
Stefano Profeta - Acoustic Bass


PHOEBUS QUARTET

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Alberto Mandarini - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Fabrizio Trullu - Piano
Stefano Profeta - Acoustic Bass
Cesare Petrelli - Drums


PHOEBUS ENSEMBLE

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COLLABORATIONS

ITALIAN INSTABILE ORCHESTRA

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...It was a conversation between Pino Minafra, Vittorino Curci and Riccardo Bergerone in preparation for the 1990 Festival di Noci which led to the idea of the Italian Instabile Orchestra. The orchestra's first concert took place at this festival with a programme of short pieces written specially for the occasion, in-cluding an arrangement of Lover Man by Schiaffini...


ALESSANDRO CERINO

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ENTEN ELLER

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Alberto Mandarini - Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Live Electronics
Maurizio Brunod - Guitar & Live Electronics
Giovanni Maier - Acoustic Bass
Massimo Barbiero - Drums & percussion

Enten Eller are a superb Italian quartet that finds common ground somewhere between avant/jazz and (UK influenced) progressive rock. Although I am unfamiliar with any of it's four members, the Italian label Splasch consistently uncovers vast amounts of great modern jazz musicians from Italy, who rarely get noticed over here.
Besides special guest - Tim Berne on alto sax, the quartet consists of Alberto Mandarini on trumpet/flugel, Maurizio Brunod on el. & acoustic guitars, Giovanni Maier on double bass and Massimo Barbiero on drums. Enten Eller has composed most of the pieces found here, except for two group improvisations. The writing here is pretty diverse. The opening piece is lovely tune for haunting acoustic guitar & quaint alto sax by Berne. This
goes directing into "7/13," a sort of high speed chase for burnin' fast el. guitar, yet it stops for a demented section of out sax, guitar w/ effects noise & bowed bass squealing, followed by some subtle muted trumpet, while
the rhythm team swing intensely. The unit sink into a Blue Note-ish head on "Caddau", certainly departure for Tim, who pulls off a strong inside solo. It is the drummer who composes the delicate tune here, a refreshingly laid
back chamber jazz piece without drums called "Per Emanuela." The two improv pieces, called "Kubrik 1 & 2" show off the wild side of this unit, but still have a sense of purpose at the center, holding it all together. What makes this project so grand is how well Tim fits into all of the proceedings, no matter what direction things develop. Nice to hear Tim in new surroundings, certainly the furthest inside he has gone that I can recall. A nice date on all levels. DONW BEAT


RARA QUARTET

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Alberto Mandarini - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Andrea Dulbecco - Vibres
Roberto Bonati - Acoustic Bass
Roberto Dani - Drums