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cd cover Gianluigi Trovesi and Gianni Coscia
In cerca di cibo

Gianluigi Trovesi : clarinets
Gianni Coscia : accordion

See also: Tesi, Vaillant and Trovesi Trio

Trovesi and Coscia's musical disposition spare, reedy, evocative, haunting is joyously vigorous, generative in a spacious, layering approach to composition and arrangement. A seemingly unsystematic, disordered, contradictory deliberation lends their music a knowing, arch neo-surrealist slant. Their conversational tone intends to disrupt our awareness by disclosing the veiled inscriptions of everyday social life, bringing into sharp focus the melancholy wisdom born of a rootless cosmopolitan wandering, peppered with the sashaying ruses, prohibitions and unauthorized knowledge of contemporary existence. Every so often we encounter music that moves us to ask, "Why haven't I ever heard this before?" To listen is, sometimes, to know. - Michael Stone, RootsWorld

The record label says:

In cerca di cibo / Gepetto / Villanella / Il Postino / Minor Dance / Pinocchio - in groppa al tonno (piano) / Django (Donadona) / Pinocchio - in groppa al tonno (forte) / Le giostra di Piazza Savona / Lucignolo / Tre bimbi di campagna / Celebre Mazurka alterata / Fata Turchina / El Choclo / In cerca di cibo

ECM debut for an enormously appealing duo that plays Italian roots music. Jazz is one component, but North Italian folk traditions predominate, alongside music of the classical tradition, film and theatre music, hints of mazurka, tango, klezmer and more. The music Trovesi and Coscia celebrate on "In cerca di cibo" --it means "in search of nourishment" - is deeply and touchingly nostalgic. It is music that is, by turns yearning, mournful, humourous, joyous, poetic, and sentimental. N.B: Liner notes for this release are by Umberto Eco.

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