Riccardo Luppi's Mure Mure started out off a meeting between Riccardo Luppi himself and bassplayer Manolo Cabras, at the Padova Jazz Festival 2006 with Alberto Taccini and Tiziano Tonnoni. After this experience it was clear for Luppi and Cabras that they shared a common approach in making music that they wanted to explore in the form of a new project.
Manolo Cabras' constant flow of rhythmical melodies in form of counterpoint, naturally blends to the more leading lines of Riccardo Luppi that with his expressive sound gradually constructs the story. The concept of composing free forms maintaining a strong overview on the shape of an entire concert is surely a major concern in their vision of music. The need to express melodies and counterpoint in as many different timbres as possible, leaded to the choice for the singer Lynn Cassiers that includes also words and electro-acoustic soundtextures in her personal language of 'treated voice'. As well as for Joao Lobo with his unusual variety in soundpalette and remarkable vieuw on his role in instant composition, the choice for him to complete this quartet, had seemed obvious from the very start.
Riccardo Luppi's Mure Mure is mainly dedicated to explore the unknown spaces in between the bigger lines of already existing structures in music.
released December 4, 2010
Recording: Paolo Casati
at the Teatro dell'Arte at the AH-UM Jazz Festival, Milano , Italy (16.11.2008)
Mix & Mastering: Manolo Cabras
Producing: Rogé Verstraete
Fotografie: Antonio Ribatti
Artwork / Lay-out: Dries Verstraete