Abschattungen is the band Di Domenico formed to pay hommage to everything that goes under the name ‘funk’. Strong grooves are laid under a forest of psychedelic textures and intense melodies, filling the auditory space with dense metaphysic dance movements.
Taking inspiration from albums as Sun Ra’s Lanquidity and Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza’s Feedback, black music inspired pulsations are fused with contemporary music’s sensibilities and the power of free jazz, resulting in a futuristic sound but still very indebited to the marvelous history of black musics.
released October 5, 2017
Quentin Manfroy: flute
Jordi Grognard: clarinets/duduk/oboe
Laurent Blondiau: trumpet
Audrey Lauro: alt sax
Daniele Martini: tenor sax
Gregoire Tirtiaux: baritone sax
Marti Melia: bass sax
Giotis Damianidis: electric guitar
Axel Gilain: electric bass
Jakob Warmenbol: drums
Mathieu Calleja: drums
Giovanni Di Domennico: piano, fender rhodes, arp odissey, compositions & arrangements, producing engineering and mixing
Chicago sax luminary Greg Ward develops the dual-guitar frontline of his backing Rogue Parade quintet as an avatar for singular strength on this zesty collection of jazz-rock fusion songs. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 10, 2019