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All the compositions are by Andrea Grossi.

Caterina Biagiarelli: flute, piccolo / Rebecca Roda: oboe, english horn / Giancarlo “Nino” Locatelli: Bb and bass clarinets, soundpainting / Gabriele Fava: soprano and tenor sax, flute / Manuel Caliumi: alto sax / Massimiliano Milesi: tenor and soprano sax / Paolo Malacarne: trumpet, flughelhorn / Andrea Baronchelli: trombone, bass tuba / Michele Bonifati: electric guitar / Simone Quatrana: piano / Andrea Grossi: double bass, compositions / Filippo Sala: drums.

Thanks to all the musicians who played on this record and to my family, my friends and all the people who helped and loved me: thank you!
Special Thanks to: Cristiano Sanvito, Manuela Grandi, Francesco e Simone Sanvito for making possible the recording of this work; to Simone Coen who recorded it and followed me throughout the process; to Maria, Nino, Silvia, GM e Leonardo of WE INSIST! Records that made it real.
Thanks also to Christian Andrea Rainone for the amazing cover art.

Recorded by Simone Coen (Assistant Engineer: Daniele Marzi) at Marzi Recording Studio, Riccione (RN), on September 30 2018.
Mixed by Simone Coen at Riverplant Music Studios, Monza (MB) and Chocolate Audio Studio, Seregno (MB).
Mastered by Simone Coen at Chocolate Audio Studio, Seregno (MB) and transferred for release by Giovanni Meniak Nebbia at Ithil World Mastering Studio, Imperia (IM).
Cover: “senza titolo” by Christian Andrea Rainone.
Liner Notes by Bruno Tommaso and Roberto Bonati.
Photo by Gianni Grossi.

“…The keystones of this work, which took me almost two years to complete (November 2015 – June 2017), are the pieces that bear the names of the four ancient Greek winds: Borea (North), Noto (South), Euro (East), Zephiro (West).
This imagery can’t obviously ignore the perspective of the “migrating wind” as an entity in movement, that blends and transforms itself, renovating traditions, identities and cultures, overcoming walls and barriers of all kinds…”
Andrea Grossi

“…Andrea makes his debut as a composer in a decisive manner; “Four Winds”, the subject of his dissertation at the Conservatoire of Parma, is a courageous project, a suite for ensemble that reveals maturity, love for the less explored paths and a fresh idea of music, far from the academic attitude and from being a mere revival of the past…”
Roberto Bonati

“…Luckily, the musical landscape is illuminated by young artists as Andrea Grossi, a well-endowed double bass player not only with solid technical and expressive qualities, but even and above all with intellectual independence and the ability to balance the planning of composition with the “hic et nunc” of the improvised gesture, the work of a group with the individual sensitivities, the awareness of an ancient and legendary heritage with contemporary styles, blues, rock… and even jazz…”
Bruno Tommaso
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“…I cardini di questo lavoro, che ho impiegato quasi due anni per terminare (Novembre 2015 – Giugno 2017), sono i brani che portano i nomi dei quattro antichi venti greci: Borea (nord), Noto (sud), Euro (est), Zephiro (ovest).
Ovviamente questo immaginario non può trascurare la prospettiva del “vento migrante” come entità che si sposta, si mescola, si trasforma e rinnova identità, tradizioni e culture, oltrepassando muri e barriere di ogni genere…”
Andrea Grossi

“…Entra in scena in modo deciso come compositore con questo Four Winds, un progetto coraggioso, oggetto del suo diploma al Conservatorio di Parma, una suite per ensemble che rivela maturità, amore per le strade meno battute e un’idea della musica fresca, lontana sia dall’accademia che da una stanca riproposizione del passato…”
Roberto Bonati

“…Per fortuna il panorama è illuminato da giovani personaggi come Andrea Grossi, contrabbassista ben dotato non solo di solide qualità tecniche ed espressive, ma anche e soprattutto di un’indipendenza intellettuale e una capacità di equilibrare la progettualità compositiva con l’“hic et nunc” del gesto improvvisato, il lavoro di un gruppo con le sensibilità individuali, la consapevolezza di un patrimonio leggendario antico con gli stili di derivazione contemporanea, blues, rock… e persino jazz…”
Bruno Tommaso

01 Zóphos
02 Zephiro
03 Xanthos
04 Borea
05 Balios
06 Zephiro Torna
07 Euro (Part 1)
08 Euro (Part 2)
09 Noto (Part 1)
10 Noto (Part 2)

Coming soon…