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Auand Meets NYC, 2011

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Five years after an amazing adventure called “Auand Meets NYC”, a brand new festival celebrating Auand Records 10th birthday, an 8-track music report of those 10 live shows in New York is released.


It was 5 years ago, November 2011: equipped with much enthusiasm, ten Italian musicians, later joined by some of the most interesting artists in the New York scene, landed in the U.S. to take part in one of the most defining experiences in Auand Records’ history.

The 3 opening tracks were recorded on the first day, at top-rated Manhattan venue Smalls. Italian guitarist Francesco Diodati’s band Neko, featuring Kneebody’s trumpet player Shane Endsley, is the opening act, followed by Francesco Bearzatti’s influent rock-driven Sax Pistols, with Dan Weiss on drums. The final act of that glorious night was Ohad Talmor’s supergroup Newsreel.

The extract from the second show, hosted at Zebulon, is Gabrio Baldacci’s duet with Tim Berne, performing a track from their album Intollerant, while a special lineup of Giancarlo Tossani’s Synapser is part of the third show, along with Gaetano Partipilo, Miles Okazaki and Dan Weiss trio – both performances were recorded live at Barbès.

The overflowing rendition of Francesco Bearzatti’s well-known tune Virus belongs to the last part of the festival: the composition was rearranged for a unique tentet named A10A10, featuring trombone giant Ray Anderson, to celebrate 10 years of the label. That live show was also the main reason why a new band, Auanders, was formed after that performance, when all the musicians were back to Italy. Last but not least, the very final show was performed by guitarist Walter Beltrami, with Jim Black on drums.


released November 30, 2016

recorded in New York during AUAND MEETS NYC on November 1-5, 2011

Francesco Diodati Neko feat. Shane Endsley
Shane Endsley (trumpet), Francesco Bigoni (tenor sax), Francesco Diodati (guitar), Francesco Ponticelli (double bass), Ermanno Baron (drums)

Francesco Bearzatti SaxPistols
Francesco Bearzatti (tenor sax, clarinet), Danilo Gallo (electric bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

Ohad Talmor Newsreel
Shane Endsley (trumpet), Ohad Talmor (tenor sax), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Jacob Sacks (piano), Eivind Opsvik (double bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

Gabrio Baldacci Mr. Rencore
Gabrio Baldacci (baritone guitar), Tim Berne (alto sax)

Giancarlo Tossani Synapser
Ohad Talmor (tenor sax), Giancarlo Tossani (piano), Danilo Gallo (double bass), Ermanno Baron (drums)

Gaetano Partipilo (alto sax), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Dan Weiss (drums)

A10A10 feat. Ray Anderson
Shane Endsley (trumpet), Gaetano Partipilo (alto sax), Ohad Talmor (tenor sax), Francesco Bearzatti (tenor sax, clarinet), Ray Anderson (trombone), Giancarlo Tossani (fender rhodes), Francesco Diodati (guitar), Gabrio Baldacci (baritone guitar), Danilo Gallo (electric bass), Francesco Ponticelli (double bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

Walter Beltrami PPV
Francesco Bearzatti (tenor sax, clarinet), Walter Beltrami (guitar), Danilo Gallo (electric bass), Jim Black (drums)


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Auand Records is an Italian independent label dedicated to genre-defying music, providing a home for artists who push the boundaries of improvised music.

Founded in 2001 by Marco Valente, it has quickly become a seal of warranty for the next big artists who shape the sound of the future, often introducing their music to an international audience.
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