ALESSANDRO CAMPOBASSO – drums
LUIGI DI NUNZIO – alto sax
PASQUALE CALÒ – tenor sax (track 3 – 6)
EUGENIO MACCHIA – piano
GIULIO SCIANATICO – double bass
Mister Wilson Quartet
Ebe Guerra and Her Special Friends
The musician is that person with particular and specific gifts who can and must leave a mark of himself and of his human and artistic conception in the rest of the world. The intent of the drummer Alessandro Campobasso seems to be precisely that: to tell a story, a part of himself, to narrate the relativity of his music in the disarming absoluteness of custom, combining the contingency of the percussive gesture with that of an unusual musical deconstruction, free from usual places of jazz.
Campobasso acts as a demiurge and does so without overpowering the rich personalities of his acolytes, putting his visceral music on the plate, with a sprawling architecture that embraces the past of jazz without any shortsightedness; indeed, finishing everything with the characteristic features of the best overseas jazz that has been sifted through that creative Europe that is giving so much to improvised music.
Alessandro Campobasso, a young drummer and composer who can boast a rich jazz culture that he shows with both hands in this record, placing himself as a bridge between American culture and that of European extraction. The of him is a jazz that builds the foundations in the very structure of this music but that colors with the traits of its personality and Mediterranean cultural tradition.