NORTH EAST SKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

SULLA ROTTA DEI VENTI (BRIXTON RECORDS)

NORTH EAST SKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA - SULLA ROTTA DEI VENTI 165042
Format:
1 LP
Release:
12.07.2024
Label:
BRIXTON RECORDS
Genre:
Ska
Kat.-Nr.:
165042
Barcode:
8437007553413
North East Ska Jazz Orchestra bravely explores other worlds through music, even at the cost of going beyond the ska-jazz stylistic limits.

The new own-penned 11 tracks take us to an exciting musical journey through exotic but at the same time very close sonorities in 21st century Europe: Balkan, Arabic, African, Italian_ on the route of the winds.

DESCRIPTION ''Sulla Rotta Dei Venti'' (On the Route of the Winds) is the brand-new album of Italian ska-jazz maestros North East Ska*Jazz Orchestra (NESJO).

A collection of eleven own-penned original tracks, written and composed between 2020 and 2023, that frames a new chapter in the ten-year career of the band.

In this record, NESJO bravely explores other worlds through music, which, as we know, is always also an inner quest.

It is at the same time an effort to place their own music at the centre of the time and space in which they live, even at the cost of going beyond the stylistic limits linked to the band's chosen musical genre.

Although, these new 11 cuts are built around rhythms that are undeniably of Jamaican origin, melodies are tainted with music from other traditions and sometimes also feature pop elements.

Somehow, in this new album, NESJO has chosen to let the jazz big-band out of the orchestra pit and to mix with the popular sound of the street.

Through the tracks of the record, NESJO creates mixed ensembles with the use of instruments such as strings, accordion, flute, clarinet, horn, tuba_ together with the band's regular branding of sax, trumpets and trombones.

Another novelty of this work is that the non-instrumental tracks are sung in Italian by the three singers Freddy Frenzy, Michela Grena and Rosa Mussin.

And the musical journey takes us to exotic but at the same time very close sounds in 21st century Europe: Balkan ("Piazza Della Liberta", "CiganSka #1"), Arabic ("Petrolio"), African ("Nimi Muzima"), Italian ("Roma Tokyo Paris"), and ska ("Donna Di Chi") and a sophisticated ska-jazz suite ("Sulla Rotta Dei Venti").

The opening words of the first track of the album give us a glimpse of the feeling of vindication, brotherhood and hope contained in this set of songs: "Where is the empathy for those in difficulty / in the streets of Trieste that shout with vitality / indifference hearts of stone / dense black Balkan agony".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PIAZZA DELLA LIBERTA
  • 1.2. ATTENTO
  • 1.3. IL MOSTRO
  • 1.4. PETROLIO
  • 1.5. DONNA DI CHI
  • 1.6. ROMA TOKYO PARIS
  • 1.7. CIGANSKA #1
  • 1.8. UN ALTRO ISTANTE
  • 1.9. NIMI MUZIMA
  • 1.10. SULLA ROTTA DEI VENTI
  • 1.11. CIGANSKA #2