Sebi Tramontana
Unfolding to be you
Catalog N. CDWEIN18/LPWEIN18
Format: CD/LP/Digital

CD – € 12,90 – Buy now on BandcampDigital – € 7,00 – Buy now on BandcampLP – Available on September 7, 2022

Sebastiano Tramontana trombone, voice

Compositions by Sebastiano Tramontana, GEMA
Text “al final del día” by Sebastiano Tramontana
Recorded at Argo Laboratorio, Gorla Maggiore (VA) on 31 August and 1-2 September 2021 by Gianmaria Aprile
Mixed and Mastered by Gianmaria Aprile
Cover work by Sebastiano Tramontana
Inside photo by Petra Cvelbar/Jazz em Agosto
Liner notes by Stefano Zenni
Translation by Martin Mayes
Design by Maobi
Produced by WE INSIST! Records, 2022

Thanks to Massimo Fiorito, Luca Tilli, Clara Alfonso,
Martin Mayes, Nino Locatelli

15 self-portraits by Sebi Tramontana. The shortest is about 30 seconds and the longest is almost nine minutes.
In these fifteen pieces the trombone is explored in multiple directions. There are techniques dear to the world of European improvised music as well as echoes of Duke Ellington’s trombone masters, Italian cantability as well as the pure sound of the air. Tramontana is a northern wind but Tramontana comes from the south, they have met and through a tube they take us on a curious, light, surprising journey. A journey that directly refers to the brass bible “Song and wind” by Arnold Jacobs, tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Then there is the voice.

15 autoritratti di Sebi Tramontana. Il più breve di circa 30 secondi e il più lungo di quasi nove minuti.
In questi quindici brani il trombone viene esplorato in molteplici direzioni. Ci sono le tecniche care al mondo della musica improvvisata europea così come gli echi dei maestri dei trombonisti di Duke Ellington, la cantabilità italiana come il puro suono dell’aria. La tramontana è un vento del Nord ma Tramontana viene dal sud, si sono incontrati e attraverso un tubo ci accompagnano in un viaggio curioso, leggero, sorprendente. Un viaggio che direttamente rimanda alla bibbia degli ottoni “Song and wind” di Arnold Jacobs, tubista della Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Poi c’è la voce.

01 Prologue – 02.41
02 Fischia schiocca e soffia – 01.32
03 Reflux control – 02.15
04 Vespro – 01.32
05 Those europeans – 00.45
06 Unfolding to be you – 08.38
07 Nicht müde werden – 02.06
08 Refreshing wipe – 02.21
09 L’enfant et le sortilège – 03.15
10 Squeeze me – 01.36
11 Siparietto – 00.30
12 Buzz me – 02.48
13 A.A. – 03.06
14 One more time – 02.00
15 This is my morning song (al final del día) – 03.10

Total time – 38.46

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