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Bass Express

by Marcello Sebastiani

A skilled,experienced and inspired double bass player in his first solo album
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Chavaliers Normands et Une Jeune Demoiselle
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2. Prelude D'Eginard
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3. Le Nazareen
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4. 2° Prelude du Nazareen
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5. C.Q
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6. E Mantra
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7. B Mantra
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8. G Mantra
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9. La Sonnerie
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10. Bass Express
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11. Equinox
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12. In A Sentimental Mood
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13. Tutte Le Funtanelle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Marcello Sebastiani got the diploma in double bass ( 1983 ) and Degree in Popular Music (2007 ) at Pescara Conservatory of Music, has worked extensively in the classical and jazz music. He attended, for a short time, the courses of "Composition and Jazz Arrangement", with Gerardo Iacoucci, at the Frosinone’s Conservatory of Music. In the 1982 he tooks part in Bruno Tommaso’s Seminar at Siena Jazz, and starting his musical career playing with jazz musicians from Abruzzo’s area. Than he performed with Italian and American musicians playing various kinds of music, from mainstream jazz to progressive jazz, from etno music to blues and latin. He worked with European and U.S. musicians as Claudio Fasoli, Tino Tracanna, Marcello Tonolo, Mimmo Cafiero, Marco Di Battista, Franco Cerri, Malcom Ball, Geoff Warren, Phil De Greg, Bob Ferrazza, Tom Sheret, Michele Di Toro, Tobias Ott, Rita Marcotulli, Michael Roachford, Badal Roy, Karl Potter, James Thompson, Garrison Fewell, Tony De Caprio . He performed in Radio sessions (“La Stanza della Musica-Radio 3-Italy-2003; SBS Jazz Radio- Melbourne-AU 2004-). In ’97 published his first CD with the italian label Splasch Rec.: "SUITE & SONGS", which interested several jazz magazines in Italy and abroad. His second cd as leader , "MINIATURES", was released by Splasch Rec label too, on october ’98 and a new work for MAP Records,"DUETS", with Claudio Fasoli, Garrison Fewell, Geoff Warren and Tino Tracanna ,was published on 2001.His latest CD, with Fourtet DESIDERIO was published on 2003.
This new cd has been produced by Maurizio "Bozorius" Bozzi
for Drycastle records.
"Bass Express è un album coraggioso perché evita di circoscriversi alla musica afroamericana e proietta la riflessione sonora sul contrabbasso in una dimensione planetaria (America, Europa, Asia) e lungo l’asse del tempo, giungendo al 1723 (La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris di Marin Marais – allievo di G.B. Lully), dopo aver accarezzato il ‘900 con quattro preludi di Erik Satie. A ben vedere l’album ha un’impaginazione precisa, accurata, narrativa che impedisce – almeno artisticamente - un ascolto con sequenze casuali. I primi quattro brani sono riletture, arrangiamenti, adattamenti di brani del repertorio classico. Segue una sorta di bridge jazzistico (C.Q.) che porta a tre composizioni ispirate all’India, tre mantra contrabbassistici con centri tonali diversi, scritti da Sebastiani. Ancora un bridge, la partitura di Marais e si arriva ad altri tre pezzi, questa volta marcatamente jazzistici ( la coltraniana Equinox e l’ellingtoniana In a Sentimental Mood, più l’originale Bass Express). Nella macrostruttura dell’album è prevista una coda, con una melodia del folclore abruzzese che chiude il cerchio. Si tratta, in definitiva, di una sorta di album multitematico schematizzabile come segue: brani classici / bridge jazzistico / brani indiani / bridge classico / brani jazz / coda folk. Un’intera carriera sonora, un’intera esistenza vengono, così, sintetizzate." [ Luigi Onori ]"

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A.Agelozzi

Bass Express
I like very much Sebastiani's music in that CD.As is possible to discover fron the liner notes Sebastiani "...After a deep sight, you can appreciate the precise, accurate and narrative pagination of the album:  that prevents the listener from an occasional listening of the sequences. The first five pieces are re-readings, agreements, adaptations of pieces, from a classic repertory. A sort of jazzed up  bridge (C.Q.) follows and leads to three compositions inspired by India, three mantras adapted to double bass with various tonal centres, written by Sebastiani. Another bridge, the influence of Marais’ musical scoring and we get to other three compositions, this time strongly jazzed up (the coltranian Equinox and the ellingtonian In a Sentimental Mood, and the most original Bass Express). In other words, it is a sort of multiethnic album, which can be outlined as follows: classic pieces / jazz bridge / Indian pieces / classic bridge/ jazz pieces / folk tail. A whole musical career, an entire life are summed up, in that way. ""
Great Music !!
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Antonella A gelozzi


The repertory choices find a reflex -but with different lights- in the instrumental and stylistic ones: in the field of classical music, Marcello Sebastiani frequently uses the over recordings and shares between the bow and the pinched often overlapping them; in the ethnic and jazz field, the picking prevails and the over recordings disappear, as to highlight the concept of instantaneous composition, of performance, even if mediated by the recording studio. In the real dynamic of pieces, however, the styles aren’t strictly separated, but they interlace themselves in an unexpected way creating the polichromy which makes Bass Express unique in his gender
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Antonella A gelozzi

A Brave CD
"After a deep sight, you can appreciate the precise, accurate and narrative pagination of the album:  that prevents the listener from an occasional listening of the sequences. The first five pieces are re-readings, agreements, adaptations of pieces, from a classic repertory. A sort of jazzed up  bridge (C.Q.) follows and leads to three compositions inspired by India, three mantras adapted to double bass with various tonal centres, written by Sebastiani. Another bridge, the influence of Marais’ musical scoring and we get to other three compositions, this time strongly jazzed up (the coltranian Equinox and the ellingtonian In a Sentimental Mood, and the most original Bass Express). In other words, it is a sort of multiethnic album, which can be outlined as follows: classic pieces / jazz bridge / Indian pieces / classic bridge/ jazz pieces / folk tail. A whole musical career, an entire life are summed up, in that way."
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