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In Cerca Di Cibo

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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B00004SPOG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,727 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In Cerca Di Cibo - Gianluigi Trovesi
2. Geppetto - Gianluigi Trovesi
3. Villanella - Gianluigi Trovesi
4. Il Postino - Gianni Coscia
5. Minor Dance - Gianluigi Trovesi
6. Pinocchio: In Groppa Al Tonno (Piano) - Gianluigi Trovesi
7. Django - Gianni Coscia
8. Pinocchio: In Groppa Al Tonno (Forte) - Gianluigi Trovesi
9. Le Giostre Di Piazza Savona - Gianni Coscia
10. Lucignolo - Gianni Coscia
11. Tre Bimbi Di Campagna - Gianluigi Trovesi
12. Celebre Mazurka Alterata - Gianluigi Trovesi
13. Fata Turchina - Gianni Coscia
14. El Choclo - Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia
15. In Cerca Di Cibo - Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia

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Product Description

ECM debut for an enormously appealing duo that plays Italian
roots music. Jazz is one component, but North Italian folk traditions
predominate, alongside music of the classical tradition, film and theatre
music, hints of mazurka, tango, klezmer and more. The music Trovesi and
Coscia celebrate on 'In cerca di cibo' - it means "in search of
nourishment" - is deeply and touchingly nostalgic. It is music that is, by
turns yearning, mournful, humourous, joyous, poetic, and sentimental. The
album also contains sleeve notes written by Umberto Eco.

Recorded 1999

Gianluigi Trovesi - (clarinets)
Gianni Coscia - (accordion)


Clarinettist Trovesi and accordionist Coscia grew up, friends, in towns on either side of Milan. Both musicians played jazz--Coscia accompanying visiting American stars from as early as the 1950s, Trovesi involving himself in virtually every type of music, from Italian folk to the jazz avant-garde. In Cerca di Cibo is an exceptionally seductive exploration of their common ground: tunes by Italian composers Fiorenzo Carpi and Luis Bacalov, jazz improvisation, characterful original works with space for improvisation. The Carpi compositions--packed with Mediterranean melancholy ("Geppetto" in particular is two minutes of unbelievable, almost unbearable, beauty) stand out. Trovesi's tunes include the playful "Villanella", extrovert "Minor Dance"; Coscia's the pretty, antique waltz (with surprises) "Le giostre di Piazza Savona". The instrumentation and Mediterranean nature of the music creates passing references to a host of other genres, from klezmer to tango. --Linton Chiswick

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Maher on 1 Aug 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is majestic. Really organic and warm. While it is romantic it never steers towards the sentimental. Thoroughly reccommend especially as a welcome treat for those beginning to bore of the sanitised and overproduced norm of the day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Magister on 6 Feb 2012
Format: Audio CD
Must Have Album!!!

Trovesi and Coscia (clarinet and accordion) manage to revive several (mostly italian) classics (Fiorenzo Carpi's Pinocchio OST from the '70s tv series, Luis Bacalov's main theme from "The postman of Neruda" and several original pieces) and make them shine of a new enchanting light.

This is not a jazz treatment in which you have difficult in recognizing the song because it comes out destructured.
On the contrary, the song are executed in a faithful way, but interpreted with an appeal of their own. MUST BE HEARD.

You won't be disappointed.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Walk through landscape 26 July 2000
By izdo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I did not hear them before. I even didn't know them. I was caught up on Italian names. After knowing Paolo Conte, La Banda (Italian brass band), Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel I started to be curious about their music. Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinets) and Gianni Coscia (accordion) play into your mood. It really seems like you know all those melodies included on the album. I treat it like a tribute to various people, tribute to country or to place where you listen to this. Try to liste to "Minor Dance": there is gypsy music, there is also bit of tango ("...til they sore"). If you like sunrise mornings in the mountain, you should listen this soundtrack. If you like empty night streets, you should listen this soundtrack walking around. Trovesi instruments reminds me Jan Garbarek sound. Coscia accordion will take you to Paris(?). Go ahead and take Django (you know him)and you're gonna get unspecific swing. I enjoyed it really a lot. Or very much. Whatever. You will too.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Sunny Mediterranean soundscape 19 April 2001
By ptitchitza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Imagine yourself strolling through sunny and empty streets of some lovely, intimate Mediterranean town on a lazy Sunday afternoon. You hear distant music and you let yourself be guided by it until you find an accordionist and a clarinetist at some small square, playing in a shade of a tree. You decide to stay and enjoy this beautiful, unobtrusive, nostalgic and positive music. An experience that makes your day a perfect one.
The music reminds of something you might have heard in some Italian film, some folk themes as well, but just as it's about to become familiar it moves on to something else. "In this play of references to different texts and traditions, [Trovesi and Coscia] occasionally arouse systems of expectations within the listener that they then suddenly frustrate, by changing the rules of the game. Which is one of the characteristics of experiments, a characteristic assumed in this case without forgoing something that experimental music often forgoes, that is to say pleasure", says Umberto Eco in a lovely essay about this CD, and continues by making an excellent point in saying that "there is nothing more seductive than artfulness, when it has the humility to disguise itself as artlessness".
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"In cerca di cibo".... live 7 Nov 2001
By Marta Gasparrini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yesterday evening I went to the "in cerca di cibo" concert in a small German town and now I'm buying this lovely CD I racommend everybody who likes mediterranean melody, improvisation, musical equilibrium and atmosphere.
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