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by Gianluca Petrella

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Broken Head 02:04
X-Ray 05:57
G8 03:38
Femtosecond 04:06
Crunch 03:51
Reflex 03:20
Double Fin 06:43
Ra 04:00
Araucanos 05:32


...il risultato è davvero eccellente. Il quartetto si muove con grande sicurezza, guidato con mano sicura da Petrella che non sembra davvero un giovane alle sue prime esperienze come leader.
Gerlando Gatto, Black in Radio

Trombonist Gianluca Petrella and his quartet work in a more flexible musical territory, moving in unrestrained fashion between structure and freedom, and between time and no time. They do it with great skill and invention, and the music is very appealing. The unusual combination of horns gives the ensemble a distinctive sound...
Kenny Mathieson, Jazzwise UK

... it's not a compromise, but a splendid album of free blowing over powerful grooves...
Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review

...è difficile non rimanere subito colpiti dalla lucida scrittura del trombonista barese, il cui background di esperienze è a dir poco incredibile.
Enzo Pavoni, Audio Review

Either way Petrella is a true artisan who has assembled an extraordinarily impressive set!
** Vigorously recommended **

Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz USA

The group puts forth a rhythmically rooted avant-garde concept that ranges from frenetic and out to stately and melodic to flowing and funky.
David R. Adler, All Music Guide USA

Un impasto sonoro scuro e vibrante... Un esordio davvero convincente.
Enrico Bettinello, Blow Up

Questo disco è splendido, conferma il valore di Petrella anche in veste di leader e presenta un gruppo di rara compattezza: la musica è caratterizzata da una continua esplorazione e si snoda con ammirevole coerenza.
Angelo Leonardi, All About Jazz Italy


released October 15, 2001

Gianluca Petrella - trombone
Javier Girotto - baritone sax, quena and soprano on # 11
Paul Rogers - 5 string double bass
Francesco Sotgiu - drums

Produced by Marco Valente
Recorded at Artesuono, Udine, on September 10-12, 2001
Engineer: Stefano Amerio
Cover Art: Daniela Boni


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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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