FRANCESCO BEARZATTI – TINISSIMA QUARTET THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS – Tribute to Woody Guthrie (CAM Jazz)

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI

TINISSIMA QUARTET

THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS
Tribute to Woody Guthrie
 ( CAM Jazz)

Danilo Gallo ( Electric Bass )
Giovanni Falzone ( Trumpet )
Zeno De Rossi ( Drums, Percussion )
Francesco Bearzatti ( Sax, Clarinet, Vocals )

Francesco Bearzatti’s latest album, “This Machine Kills Fascists”, is a tribute to Woody Guthrie (the words this machine kills fascists were a message he wrote on his guitar in 1941).  Due for release on CAM JAZZ on 16 October, Bearzatti is with his Tinissima 4et (including Giovanni Falzone on trumpet, Danilo Gallo on bass and Zeno De Rossi on drums).  After “Tina Modotti” (2008), “Malcom X” (released in 2010 and having won a number of awards, such as the Top Jazz award and others) and the successful interlude of Monk’N’Roll (an album released on CAM Jazz in 2013, that reinterpreted Monk’s themes by interlacing them with some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music), the saxophonist is back to musically depicting the life, art and times of another rebellious, unruly artist who has sung about the United States of the Great Depression, union struggles and hopes in the New Deal.  The other America, that of folk and blues, all filtered through the perception of Francesco Bearzatti and a quartet that has already gained its place in jazz history.  Woody Guthrie is America’s greatest, most extreme folk singer-songwriter, an intellectual, novelist and political activist, who depicted the working class and outcasts, always siding against the iniquities of politicians and capitalists. His legacy affected all the folk and protest songs from then on, from Bob Dylan to Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg and The Clash.  Moving through painful blues and frenzied tracks, this album is a musical journey that starts from Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, and winds its way through sandstorms, wanderings by train, ragged clothes and New York. It ends with a piece dedicated to Sacco & Vanzetti (for whom Guthrie had written a compilation) and with the only non-original piece here, a reinterpretation of “This Land Is Your Land”, that exemplifies Guthrie’s poetry – halfway between a declaration of love for his homeland and a caustic argument against private ownership – and clearly states his vision based on solidarity and sharing:

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.

The wide-ranging sonic palette in this album enhances Tinissima 4et’s usual, distinctive strength through elements from the American folk tradition of the 30’s and 40’s, deeply resounding notes that call Guthrie’s words to mind. This recording is a strong statement by Bearzatti, in these days of severe, harsh social inequalities. DownBeat Magazine: Best Album (2016)

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI BIO
tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet ,electronics.

EDUCATION
Music Conservatory in Udine (Italy), Jazz Mobile in New York (USA) with G.Coleman

COMPETITIONS
1° Prize “Best Tenor Player” Livorno 1996
2° Prize in Prato 1995 e with M.Abrams Four Rome 1995
1° Best New Talent Top Jazz 2003 (Italians Critics’ Pool)”Moret d’Aur ” 2008
1 Best Reed Top Jazz 2009
1 Best Record Top Jazz 2010 Musica Jazz
1 Best Band Top Jazz 2010 Musica Jazz
Premio della Critica Musica 2010 sezione Jazz
Jazz It Award 2010 best tenor player
Jazz it Award 2010 best album
Jazz It Award best cover
Premio Insound 2011 miglior fiato
Top Jazz 2011 miglior ancia
Prix du Musicien European 2011 Academie de Jazz

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI NEXT GIGS:
31 Maggio 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et

This Machine Kills Fascists
Treviso
Treviso Suona Jazz Festival
 
1 giugno 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et

Monk’N’Roll
Correggio (Re)
Teatro Asioli – Correggio Jazz
 
30 Giugno 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti trio feat. Emmanuel Bex e Roberto Gatto

Dear John – Open Letter to Coltrane
Forlimpopoli
Artusi Jazz Festival
 
5 Luglio 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti trio feat. Emmanuel Bex e Roberto Gatto

Dear John – Open Letter to Coltrane
Udine
Udin&Jazz Festival
 
7 Luglio 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et

Monk’N’Roll
Roma
Complesso del Vittoriano
 
11 Agosto 2017
21:30
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et

This Machine Kills Fascists
Berchidda
Piazza del Popolo – Time in Jazz
 
12 Agosto 2017
18:00
Francesco Bearzatti

Francesco Bearzatti solo
Bortigiadas
Chiesa di San Nicola
 
19 Agosto 2017
21:00
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima 4et

Tinissima Special Edition
Grosseto
tba

More Info: Stay Live / Francesco Bearzatti

Cam Jazz / This Machin Kills Fascists

TINISSIMA QUARTET VIDEO
Suite for Tina Modotti
X- Suite for Malcolm
Monk’n’Roll
This Machine Kills Fascists

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