Saxofollia Saxophone Quartet continues its impressive fertile recording streak with “Voice On Air”, a disc compiled around the voice, that completes the trilogy of collaborations begun with “On The Reed” (2014) and “Into The Trumpet” (2015).
The EP, out in December 2016, again under Chicco Montisano's Trifonica label, comprises six tracks featuring the quartet alongside three splendid singers. Stefania Rava offers masterly interpretations of famous jazz standards “When I Fall in Love”, “Just in time” and “I'll Remember April”. Cristina Renzetti presents “Carioca”, a piece by Victor Youmans from the 1933 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film “Flying Down to Rio. No disc dedicated to voices would be complete without a homage to Frank Sinatra, “The Voice”. He is recalled in “I've Got the World on a String”, in which Walter Ricci, recent winner of the major international “New Wave 2016” competition, provides a wonderful interpretation of this well-known melody. The piece that perhaps best represents the quartet's hallmark verve and exuberance is “Buonasera Signorina”, in which the 4 saxophonists not only play but also burst into a delightful, impassioned a cappella performance. All the arrangements are original and especially created for Saxofollia: "I'll Remember April" was skilfully reworked by Stefano Caniato, while all the other pieces are by Roberto Sansuini, who has been putting his great talents at the quartet's service for some years. The disc was recorded and mixed at the ERMES studio at Vignola (Modena) and mastered by Luxio Boiardi Serri's Blue Beet Studio. A disc that sets the seal on years of fine music-making, inspired by the curiosity and love of collaboration with other musicians that is a Saxofollia constant, not only in the recording studio but also in live performance.