June 21, 2015 – 5:15 am

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Italy 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Fasano Jazz Festival, Teatro Kennedy, Fasano (Brindisi), Italy; June 7, 2014. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the show at Dime.

survivor69 noted:

This is an orchestra run by Fernando Faraò (brother of pianist Antonio), originally all dedicated to Mike Westbrook and Alan Gowen, then to Canterbury jazz in general. Here, with the presence of Keith Tippet, almost become some kind of Softs tribute act, or better, Soft Machine as played by Hatfield and The North. Keith and Julie Driscoll only enter from Track 05 onwards.

Click here for the lossless flacs.

Picture posted at sites.google.com/site/artchipelorchestra.

FM > wav > flacs > web: aiwa XT-003Z tuner > Sony PCM-D50 linear PCM recorder > 44.100khz/16bit wav on Sony Memory Stick ProDuo [mark2] > usb > Audacity 1.3.5 Beta (editing and track splitting) > 44.100khz/16bit flac’s [level 8]
FM radio broadcast by “Il Cartellone - Radio Tre Suite Jazz”, Radio 3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio], on wednesday 15 April 2015, 20:37 hours [CET]

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 00. radio intro (by Pino Saulo) 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 01. Arriving Twice (Alan Gowen, Gilgamesh) 4:19 (7.2MB)
Track 02. Moeris Dancing (Fred Frith, Art Bears) 3:25 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Big Orange (Ferdinando Faraò, dedicated to Pip Pyle) 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 04. Moon in June (Robert Wyatt, Soft Machine) 12:22 (20.8MB)
Track 05. Facelift (Hugh Hopper, Soft Machine) 11:37 (19.5MB)
Track 06. Mouse Trap (Hugh Hopper, Soft Machine) 7:43 (13.0MB)
Track 07. Kings and Queens (Hugh Hopper, Soft Machine) 11:35 (19.5MB)
Track 08. Noisette (Hugh Hopper, Soft Machine) 11:01 (18.5MB)
Track 09. Cider Dance (Keith Tippet) 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 10. Happy Birthday 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 11. radio outro 1:21 (2.3MB)
86 mins

Omit Track 00 (which is in Italian) to fit the rest of the tracks onto one audio CD.

arrangements and conduction by Ferdinando Faraò
Marco Mariani, trumpet
Gianni Sansone, trumpet
Francesca Petrolo, trombone
Massimo Cavallaro, soprano saxophone
Paolo Profeti, alto saxophone
Rosarita Crisafi, tenor saxophone
Massimo Falascone, baritone saxophone
Simone Mauri, bass clarinet
Carlo Nicita, flutes
Eloisa Manera, violin
Paolo Botti, viola
Keith Tippett, pianoforte (from track05 onward only)
Beppe Barbera, pianoforte and electric piano
Massimo Giuntoli, electric piano and organ
Mariangela Tandoi, fisarmonica [accordion]
Giampiero Spina, electric guitar
Gianluca Alberti, bass
Stefano Lecchi, drums
Lorenzo Gasperoni, percussion
vocals by Giusy Lupis, Serena Ferrara, Filippo Pascuzzi, Naima Faraò, and Julie Tippetts
videos and visuals by Au+ (Fabio Volpi & Rosarita Crisafi)

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  2. This is an amazing surprise! Thanks, BigO!!

    By bing bongong on Jun 21, 2015

  3. The Artchipel Orchestra is going to do another gig with Keith Tippett & Julie Tippetts next Thursday (June 25th, 2015): see

    By alessandro on Jun 21, 2015

  4. Another big thanks. Great stuff.

    By treborij on Jun 22, 2015

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