MONICA NICA AGOSTI SHAPEX
Ornettiana

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Monica Nica Agosti: vocals
Tommaso Iacoviello: trumpet
Tobia Bondesan: alto sax
Francesco Sarrini: double bass
Giuseppe Sardina: drums

CD and Digital Download – 11 tracks – 45:35 minutes
Edition of 200 copies

Released in September 2022

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Tracklist

01. The Band Comes Playing a Crazy Little March and Goes Away – 02:41
02. Law Years – 05:43
03. Brittle White – 07:55
04. Spread Love – 00:39
05. Kathelin Gray – 04:29
06. Echoes from Fort Worth, Texas – 02:00
07. Cooper’s Game – 03:26
08. Rollin’ – 03:22
09. Human Voice – 03:22
10. At the Funeral the Band is Sad and Drunk – 02:37
11. StoryTellers / Search for Life – 07:20

Total time: 45:35

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Credits

Tracks 1, 6, 7, and 10 by G. Sardina
Tracks 2 and 11 by O. Coleman
Tracks 3, 5, and 9 by Tobia Bondesan
Tracks 4 and 8 by M. Agosti

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Francesco Ponticelli at Cicaleto Recording Studio in Arezzo.
Recorded on October 30th & 31st, 2021
Mixed on November 8th & 9th, 2022, December 13th, 2022
Mastered on May 3rd, 2022

Artwork and Layout by Karen Minden

Produced by Monica Agosti and Aut Records

Description

To me, improvised creative music means expressing myself “in the moment”. We live in the illusion of our daily routine, but we don’t know what the future holds. Each day only happens once, and the real challenge is learning to live in the present moment, here and now. This album was inspired by this concept and by the great Ornette Coleman, whose music is an ideal paradigm between his creativity and other musicians’, with total respect for both. I believe that, as individuals, we grow by accepting other people and their views as they provide new input and awareness.
Similarly, music gets richer thanks to the free, democratic contribution of the musicians who participate. Everyone’s voice is valued and enhanced, adding to the others into a harmonious or “harmolodic” whole, as Ornette would call it. These principles also guided my choice of the musicians I wanted with me, with whom I share a profound musical and human harmony: Tobia Bondesan on sax, Tommaso Iacoviello on trumpet, Francesco Sarrini on double bass, Giuseppe Sardina on drums. This album would not have been possible without them, and I am immensely grateful to them for trusting me and the project. (Monica Nica Agosti)

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