Nicola Guazzaloca: piano and composition
Edoardo Marraffa: tenor and sopranino saxophones
Filippo Orefice: tenor sax
Luca Bernard: double bass
Andrea Grillini: drums

Christian Ferlaino: baritone sax on track 1
Francesco Guerri: cello on track 3
Federico Pierantoni: trombone on tracks 3 and 5

CD – 7 tracks – 55:37

Edition of 500 copies
Released in September 2020

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01. Moondays – 10:28
02. Magenta – 06:26
03. Scintilla – 08:45
04. Leili – 07:04
05. Anteo – 08:40
06. Zadina – 06:01
07. Mokusha – 07:56

Total Time: 55:37



Tracks composed by Nicola Guazzaloca

Recorded Davide Cristiani at Bombanella Soundscapes in Maranello (Italy) on 13-14th October 2019

Mixed by Andrea Caprara on 14th, 15th, 16th January 2020

Mastered by Davide Cristiani on 17th February 2020

Artwork by Greta Gre

Layout by Nicola Guazzaloca

Produced by Nicola Guazzaloca, Aut Records, and Fonterossa Records in June 2020


After a first official album and a live “bootleg”, Tell No Lies quintet releases “Anasyrma”, a co-production by Aut Records and Fonterossa that tends a red thread between Berlin and Tuscany touching Bologna, where the formation is at home.

The quintet approaches the fifth year of activity with a new album of original pieces, a programmatic title and the participation of three guests perfectly at ease in a torrid and dancing atmosphere. Tell No Lies confirms itself as the “quintet that manages to combine singability, immediacy, energy and expressive freedom” so well described by the radio program “Battiti” (Rai Radio3).

The music develops between incendiary improvisational moments and suggestive interwoven melodies, proposed in a brave and adamantine way by a line-up definitely not inclined to compromise. Edoardo Marraffa, Filippo Orefice, Nicola Guazzaloca (who signs all the compositions), Luca Bernard, and Andrea Grillini give life to a real musical “anasyrma”, cathartic and impudent of its overwhelming authenticity.

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