Smòs Octet


Nicolò Francesco Faraglia: guitar, composition
Cosimo Fiaschi: soprano sax
Jacopo Fagioli: trumpet
Francesco Panconesi: tenor sax
Federico D’Angelo: baritone sax, bass clarinet
Luca Sguera: piano
Amedeo Verniani: double bass
Pierluigi Foschi: drums

CD – 5 tracks – 39:20 min

Edition of 300 copies
Released in November 2019

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01. What Do You Know About Fire? – 02:53
02. Architect 1.0 – 10:09
03. What Do You Know About Wind? – 03:49
04. Talisman 2.0 – 11:23
05. Clay Metal – 10:59

Total Time: 39:20



Tracks composed by Nicolò F. Faraglia

Recorded by Dan Kinzelman at Siena Jazz on November 2-3, 2018

Mixed by Dan Kinzelman at Casa Verde on December 14-15, 2018

Mastered by Antonio Castiello and Aldo De Sanctis at Jambona Lab on February 21, 2019

Artwork and Layout by Sandro Crisafi

Produced by Nicolò F. Faraglia and Aut Records in 2019


“Smòs Octet” is a suite based on the idea of combining three different musical styles and genres: improvisation, jazz and chamber Music.

Harmony, melody, rhythm and timbre: to each one of these four music parameters is given equal importance in the musical path, in the way that they respectively represent fire, air, water and earth. The octet is then split up into various groups, each one of which plays a specific role (i.e. timbre, melody, etc…) which changes over time.

The first movement, “What do you Know About Fire?”, is a free improvisation, which purpose is to depict fire as an indomitable element, also reminding of emotions and sensations that human beings felt the first time they have seen it.

This first piece initiates a musical journey in which the other three elements are combined with all the four music parameters, in different combinations.

On one hand, we can find evocative improvisations transforming into pure energy with no control at all; on the other, composed music to control such energy.

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