With his second CD, "Chimera" (2008), Vincenzo Ramaglia drops two improvisers (sax and drums) between the staves of a score in 7 movements for double bass and loop station, and pushes instrumental idioms into their most daring and unusual sound contexts . The result is an acoustic and atmospheric psychedelia, at the crossroads of minimalism, Scodanibbio's investigation of the contra-bass idiom, twentieth century references, free jazz, loop art, free improvisation, acoustic ambient ... Critics spoke of "courage and perseverance", and of a "marvelous meeting point at the zenith of the starry sky of intelligent and improvised jazz and of new contemporary music" (Massimo Marchini, Rockerilla), of "aesthetics of contrast" (Michele Coralli, Blow Up), of a "changeable dissonance" between free and reiterative figures "(Vittore Baroni, Rumore), of a" union between musical elements of a very different nature: the compound / interpreted and the improvised, the predetermined and the unexpected "(Zeno Gabaglio, Action), of a" antidote "able to escape" every banality, every possible easy road, with singular purity of intent "and" a record not for the faint of the heart, but that can be read with the anthem " of a child, or the competence of a sage. Often the same thing "(Massimo Marchini, Ondarock).
Massimo Ceccarelli, double-bass + loop station
Renato Ciunfrini, saxophones
Stefano Giust, drums