“Inevitable instrumental compositions where the rhythms sparkling blend of southern tradition with improvisation and contemporary sounds, with riffs that betray a love that never faded for progressive, all well accompanied by ritual songs of the Tuscan mountains, echoes of smooth shifted in “balkan” key and the scent of curry”. With these rave words, Materiali Sonori – the independent record label based in San Giovanni Valdarno, who did so much by the end of the seventies to promote a more experimental musical style in our country – has announced the new album by Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana.
The album – produced by Riccardo Tesi and Claudio Carboni – is titled “Maggio”, and adds to the discography of Banditaliana, the group internationally regarded as among the most important that our country has produced in the field of world music. Although there are still outstanding preview of the album, the news about it announced a work based primarily on original songs of the group, whose music is composed by Riccardo Tesi and Gigi Biolcati (respectively, organ player and percussionist of the group), while the lyrics by Maurizio Geri, very active and enjoyed guitarist within jazz and swing.
As you can read in the press release issued by Materiali Sonori, “Banditaliana adds a new stage in its long journey to the Mediterranean imaginary that has always inspired his music fresh and sunny, with no boundaries, where tradition and innovation merge and mingle”. For the moment – and waiting to be shared more precise information on the contents of the album – Banditaliana is already in full promotion with an international tour that will visit, in addition to many Italian cities (including Milan, 20 July, for the presentation of Radio Popolare Network, and Udine, July 23, at the next edition of Folkest), Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada, where are expected to attend the Island MusicFest (11, 12 and 13 July in Vancuver Island), at the Saltspring Hall (July 14, Saltspring Island), at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (17, 18 and 19 July) and the Festival of the Arts (July 20 in Harrison).
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