17Dec 2023

Mixtape for Battiti Radio Rai 3

Luca has produced a hour-and-a-half exclusive mixtape for Radio Rai 3’s show Battiti. It aired on the night of December 16th 2023, but it is now available for streaming at the national radio’s podcast page.

“I think the profound sense of jazz music lies in its freedom. In its canonized shape of be-bop, the genre implies a musical theme, a melody and a harmony through which the musician can free himself of his own technical skills by putting them in service of the improvised performance. In some cases this curious research of spontaneity has pushed artists to explore an unusual timbric apparatus, mixing the jazz idiom with those of different musical worlds. I’ve chosen though to only pick tracks that are either early or late in respect to the codified “fusion” genre, which I personally find a bit boring, because it’s too predictable and trapped inside its own codes. Here we will go from the chamber jazz of Gary Burton to the acid-rock fuzz-tinged music of the same vibraphonist; from the contemporary classical influenced jazz of the italian hero Giorgio Gaslini to the free conversations between Anthony Braxton’s saxophone and Richard Teitelbaum’s Moog synthesizer, passing through Alice Coltrane’s cosmic spirituality, Archie Shepp’s shamanic tribalisms, Pat Metheny’s pure noise, the hispanic fascinations of Ron Carter and the Japanese ones of McCoy Tyner, and more. In the adventurous spirit of these proposals, that embrace a time period that goes from 1964 to 2023, I’ve allowed myself to produce a creative mix to create a conversation between these incredible musicians”.
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