Actis Dato Quartet (Italy):
Carlo Actis Dato - saxophones and bass clarinet
Piero Ponzo - saxophones and clarinets
Enrico Fazio - double-bass
Fiorenzo Sordini - drums
This is the most original and amusing group of new italian jazz, whose music
successfully combines sound and extemporaneaous entertainment.
The group draws over jazz, mediterranean and middle-eastern ethnic music,
afro and funk rhythms, caribbean, oriental, east-european sounds, old italian-like
songs, here and there adding hironical flavours and sonorities that recall
tropical sea-side resort atmospheres or pop songs. This heterogeneous material
has been merged into a high level set of composition (all originals by Carlo
Actis Dato) and improvisation, all seasoned with a bit of humor. The
quartet on stage does such an involving performance whose it is hard staying
insensitive: a such crazy, explosive mixture of music and theatre that the
audience easily becomes part of the show.
The quartet, born in 1984, has partecipated to radio broadcast programs
for the national networks in ltaIy, Sweden, Finland,
Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium.
In the annual referendum of music critics for "Musica Jazz"
magazine it was ranked among the top italian groups in 1988, 1990, 1992,
1996, 1998, 2000, 2001; his records have been appreciated by jazz magazines
worldwide (Cadence, Coda, Swing Journal, Jazztimes, Down Beat, Wire, Jazzthetik,
Jazz Podium, Jazz Nu, Jazz Magazine, Jazz in Time, Improjazz, Musiche, Jazz
& Tzaz, Margen, Jazzology, Cuadernos de Jazz, Blu Jazz, Jazz Live, Jazzman,
Rubberneck, Ritmo, Jazz Hihyo, Jazz Life) and are quoted on "The
Penguin Guide to Jazz" and on Larousse Encyclopaedia.
The japanese review "Jazz Hihyo" has indicated "Ankara
Twist" and "Blue Cairo" as the best examples of european
jazz . The american magazine "Down Beat" gave four stars
to the CD "Bagdad Boogie".
Yugoslavia: NoviSad, Beograd, Kragujevac(01).
Tunisia: Tunis, Tabarka(01).
Croatia: Zagreb('01). Morocco: Rabat, Casablanca('99).
Canada: Montreal('91), Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto
French Antilles: Martinique ('92). Greece: Patras ('94).
Belgium: Oupeye ('93), Bruges ('99).
Austria: Wiesen ('93).
Finland:Turku('91), Raahe('94), Kajaani(2000).
Switzerland: Zurich('87), Lausanne('88), Basel('89).
Germany: Koln ('88), Villingen, Aachen ('89), Nuremberg, Leipzig
('94), Berlin, Jena ('96), Hamburg, Münster, Ulm('97), Mainz, Nuremberg('98),
Senden('99), Vilsophen(2000). France: LeMans, Angers, Nantes('88),
Strasbourg('89), Rive-de-Gier('90), Coutances, Mulhouse('91), Toulouse,
Bretagne, Mimi, Uzčs('92), Grenoble('93), Oloron ('95), Besanēon('97), Valence,
Metz, Longwy, GermLouron('98), Apt, Perpignan, Valence('00), Grenoble, Coublanc('01).
Italy: S. Anna Arresi, Iglesias ('88), Cagliari, Turin, Boulogne,
Torbole, Noci, Aoste, Polignano, Clusone (89), Como, Trento, Siena ('90),
Gibellina, Vicenza, Palermo ('91), S. Arcangelo (92), Sassari, Verona, Ruvo
(93), Raguse, Florence ('94), Vittorio Veneto, Taranto ('95), Castiglioncello
('96), Lucca, Chianciano, Ruvo ('97), Pozzallo, Siracuse, Pisa ('98), Rome-RAI,
Tivoli, Roccella Jonica ('99), Quartu (00), Giaveno, Forte dei Marmi, Bene
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- this could cause decacameral phenomena which may result in spilt
drinks, uncontrolled yelps and other manifestations of pleasure.
Reichel is particularly recognised as a solo performer, but in recent
years he has played more group than solo.
has broad-ranging musical experience: personal versions of jazz standards,
her own compositions.
is a special trio of extremely vocalist Makigami Koichi. All members
from his Japanese famous group Hikashu.
- their lead vocalist Gabi Kenderesi is the most enchanting singer
since Marta Sebestyen.
- boasting loads of guitar pyrotechnics and elusive rhythm collisions,
Harriet Tubman are a power trio like no other.