17 July 2018


Another reup - these files are most probably from sotise's original post in 2009.
Not tracked - so we have each side as one track.

Giancarlo Schiaffini, tenor, bass and contralto trombone, zink, voice
Eugenio Colombo, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, zink, voice
Michele Iannaccone, percussion, drums, glockenspiel, voice

A1. Pezzo Con Ritegno (Scusa)     6:33
A2. Pezzuola     3:33
A3. Pezzo Tanto Per Dire     2:33
A4. Pezzo Per Finta     1:33
A5. Pezzoide     1:27
A6. Pezzo Ellittico     2:23
A7. Pezzo Ovale     3:02
B1. Pezzo Di Profilo     2:53
B2. Pezzo Sul Ramo     3:32
B3. Pezzettino     2:03
B4. Pezzo Di Genere Con Rovine     3:38
B5. Pezzariello     0:39
B6. Pezzutello D'uva     1:16
B7. Pezzo Sul Panchetto     3:35

Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on September 30, 1978.

Red Record VPA 137  (vinyl rip)

Following is the original text by sotise:

Here's the other record on Red by the Sic Trio, as LYM points out in his post these are essential documents of the Italian free scene in the late 70's.
Not quite as anarchic as either the German free scene as documented by FMP or the British and Dutch Scenes , it has its own distinctive identity and is as far from generic plink plonk caricature's as one could hope for.
I can't add all that much to LYM's review of Pezzo, the second album by the trio.
Except that these records have been richly rewarding over the years for me as a listener.
Giancarlo Schiaffini, it has to be said is one of the late 20th century masters both as a composer (of electronic, chamber and orchestral music), jazz player and free improvising trombonist..his technique and breadth of invention is the equal to any better known name...these records are breathtakingly stunning and deserve wider currency.

It's a little known fact that Red records were in the vanguard of Italian labels documenting 'free improvised music' in the late 70's.

However by the early eighties, clearly influenced by the 'neo classical' zeitgeist permeating through from the states, they more or less reversed their exploratory program to focus on music in a much more conventional hard bop mode... with a few exceptions most of their early catalog has not been reissued and seems unlikely to be, a real pity since they document an underrated, VERY under documented scene.

this is another Rip from Iain's Collection!


1009 said...

Very glad to see this, as I enjoyed the other record immensely. Thanks much.

kinabalu said...

Yeah, Red did also do a Johnny Dyani record called "African Bass" which was a duo with Clifford Jarvis. That ought to be posted here. I'll put it on the to do - list ...

wightdj said...

Thanks for this, Schiaffini is a giant.

Anonymous said...

thank you


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tpfkaa said...

Re-up please? Thanks.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...


correct silence said...
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Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Hi correct silence,
yep it's possible - haven't checked it. But as I wrote above this isn't my rip and I have posted it as I got it (except pictures and text file).
I do not have this LP so I can't do another rip.

Takla Makan said...

Thank You Veeery Much!

correct silence said...

Hi Ernst
I made a mistake when I posted my preview comment. This one is in stereo, it is the preview one "Pezzo" that is in mono.
I will remove my preview comment to stop the confusion.

BT said...

Thank-you very much