XOL is a project of creative music, based on free improvisation where each musician puts his personal experience and taking continuously care of the dramaturgy of the trio, every musician becomes a composer and interpreter at the same time. A music that does not leave indifferent, soaked of tradition and to the same totally original, a resonant work of art that reaches the hearts and stimulates the consciousness.
XOL for the next tournee is enriched of an exceptional musician, founder and exemplary creator of the European freejazz. The saxophone player Peter Brötzmann reinvents in a completely personal key the aesthetics of the afroamerican freejazz putting on stage projects with a large emotional impact and now those projects are true milestones of the modern jazz.
Peter Brötzmann began playing free jazz around 1964. The strength of his personality is matched by his adaptability; as evidence, hear Eight by Three, his 1997 recording with the pianist Borah Bergman and multi-reedist Anthony Braxton. While one might expect Brötzmann’s incendiary nature to overwhelm the more blithe Braxton, he instead manages to parry and complement effectively. With Bergman’s percussive intensity, the record becomes one of the more unusual and compelling free jazz artifacts of the era.
In 2007 The Complete Machine Gun Sessions, was released, reissuing the seminal free jazz outing Machine Gun recorded by the Peter Brötzmann Octet in 1968 and featuring two previously unreleased alternate takes and a live track. The ever prolific Brötzmann put out three new sets in 2008, The Fat Is Gone, Born Broke, and The Brain of the Dog in Section, all on Atavistic Records
Guy Bettini, trumpeter, Swiss Italian improviser, lives in Berlin. His most successful project in Berlin was Gelée Royale improvised music for the dance floor. His trio “Perla Nera” wins the support in the jazz section of the Berlin Senate in the year 2000. He Works also with DJ Orlow and with the drum & bass trio the “Human Sampler”. Back in Switzerland receives an engagement for a composition at the “Festival of jazz music and culture in Chiasso in 2005.
He creates “Freenology” a project with the legendary Sonny Simmons, Paul Lovens and Clayton Thomas,concerts across Europe par ex. at the “Uncool Festival 2009″ in Poschiavo, 2011 Jazz Festival at Luz as well as at the Festival “Konfrontationen” Nickelsdorf.”Der Ersatzmann” Quartet with Alex von Schlippenbach, swiss tour. Founder and conductor of the Ensemble “Sous-sol” group or collective improvisation.
Luca Pissavini, double bass player, was born in Milano in 1980. He starts playing the electric bass in rock formations and progressive , then decides to undertake the study of Double bass by self-taught in both jazz and classical music.
He records and plays with Ken Vandermard, Sabir Mateen, plays at Umbria Jazz, in Novara Jazz 2013 with LuPi, at JapZitaly 2012, wins Porsche Jazz Festival with Nido Workshop ( 2012 ), is pleased to have played with: G. Mimmo, B Taylor, G.Bettini, F. Miccolis among others. He has an intense live activity as a bandleader and as a session man in the context of improvisation, jazz and experimental music.
Francesco Miccolis is warmed-up from south Italy. Throughout his childhood home, he listened only neapolitan music and this his first reference. For him all his here. His curiosity and openness to the music led him to meet musicians from all backgrounds and musical styles. His working in the jazz underground scene prompted him to work with people like Guillaume Perret, Noël Akchoté, Achille Succi, Steve Potts, Méderic Collignon among many others…
After more of thirty recordings studio session for albums and after having traveled all over Europe with is sound, now, his personal focus, is on originally compositions written from him, with originally hip-hop drum sound in various styles; from jazz and free jazz to drum&bass, from classical contemporary music to dub step, from nu-metal things to odd meters hypnotic stuff. Beyond this his broad views led him to work for theatre and dance projects.
“XOL” featuring Peter Brötzmann
Friday, 19 June 2015 | 20:30 CET
Sowieso Neukölln | Weisestr. 24 | 12049 Berlin