Harmonia Ensemble
D.D.E.E.

[Materiali Sonori, www.materialisonori.it]

Clarinetist Orio Odori takes his music very seriously. Within the confines of Harmonia Ensemble, [which is now enjoying its seventeenth year in existence] he has played the music of Nino Rota, Roger Eno, Frank Zappa, Gavin Bryars amongst others. This time around he has chosen to record an album of pieces solely created under his own name. On their latest effort "Dieci Danze Erotiche Eretiche" [which roughly translates as "Ten Erotic and Heretical Dances"], his main preoccupation is dance music. Odori's charts are full of jittery, jive-like motifs. It's lively with an accent on the joyful aspect of the music. If you can imagine chamber music that is operating on an extra dose of caffeine, you'll get some idea of what Harmonia Ensemble does on this record. The tunes [I'll call them that as pieces would indicate an amount of somber seriousness] are full of quick wit, fast resolutions and extreme shifts in themes. Alessandra Garosi plays the piano as if it were a time-keeping percussion set, while Paulo Corsi matches the melody with his own particular breaking rhythm on the percussion. Cellist Damiano Puliti tends to play a succession of stop-and-go motifs that match Odori's clarinet waves to a tee. On many occasions the ensemble crosses boundaries and works within realms of chamber music as well as Klezmer and rock as well. In a chamber music context, music that is this full of zest and hyper-active is rare to find. Grab "D.D.E.E." and get infected today.

- Tom Sekowski


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+ Sun Ra & The Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra - The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency. December 26, 1980 - January 1, 1981
+ Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family - My Ancestors
+ Joakim Skogsberg - Jola Rota

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+ Trio Viriditas - Live at Vision Festival VI
+ Jasper van't Hof's Pork Pie - Transitory
+ Larry Ochs - Sax & Drumming Core - Up From Under - Out Trios - Volume Five / What We Live - Sound Catcher
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+ Elliott Sharp - Concert in Dachau
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+ Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80 - Seun Kuti + Fela's Egypt 80
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+ Lucio Capece & Sergio Merce - Casa