OTTONI & SETTIMINI (Brass Musicians & Healers)

CD - Folkclub-Ethnosuoni ES 5306. 2000

Recorded at La Grenouille studios in Palazzolo (VC) – Italy
Between december 1999 an april 2000
Sound engineer: Devis Longo

TUNES:

1 - THE SARACENS - SARAZIN
2 - THE SKY OVER TURIN - IL CIELO SOPRA TORINO
3 - LA LIONETTA
4 - THE WEREWOLF
- LUPO MANNARO
5 - THE HEALER - 'L SETMIN
6 - THE SNAKE - IL SERPENTE
7 - WHOOL FLAKES - FIOCCHI DI LANA
8 - THE MAN WITH THE HAT ON - L'UOMO COL CAPPELLO
9 - LADY BIANCA - DONA BIANCA
10 - THE WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN - IL MONDO ALLA ROVESCIA
11 - DRINKING AND SINGING - CHATER, BOIRE ET RIRE, RIRE
12 - LULLABY FOR NINA - NINNANANNANINA
13 - DIMANCHE (instrumental)

Guest musicians:
Maurizio Martinotti, hurdy gurdy in La Lionetta; Gerardo Savone, doublebass in Dona Bianca, Fiocchi di lana, Lupo Mannaro.
The brass band in Dimanche (13): Massimo Latino, trombon; Devis Longo, sax; Manuela Losero, clarinet; Fabio Mattea, clarinet; Giorgio Perotto, trumpett; Pierluigi Ubaudi, euphonium bombardino.

Distributed by:
Compagnia Nuove Indye

Strongly representative of the La Lionetta live concert, CD collects four years of walk on the way for an own original style to propose self made and traditional composition.
One hour long, thirteen tunes (three traditional and ten created by the group) for a melting of different music’s, stories, languages and dialects; between past and present, social songs and ancient ballads, dreams and reality.
One constant only: a strictly acoustic sound and an original mix of illegal immigrate instruments for a possible multiethnic ensemble (The tradition of future?).
Sounds full of rhythm and energy, words running between stories made by irony, metaphors, paradoxes and everyday life.