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Cen.Tro. 04:08
Rumble 06:01
Tro. Ce. 04:56


Presenting a new version of the ICTUS release SHOCK! featuring a track recorded live in concert with solos. The CD has been totally digitally remastered and it got a new magnificent sonic dimension.
Tracks are presented in the original recording order.
I first ran into GianluigiTrovesi in 1978 at NewYork's Public Theatre.
I was touring the States alongside John Zorn, Eugene Chadbourne, Toshinori Kondo,Tom Cora and other "Improvisers".
He was playing in Giorgio Gaslini's group, an outfit I had left two years earlier.
It turned out to be an unforgettable encounter: Gianluigi's creative energy and dazzling technique, combined with his penchant for splicing together various genres, styles and sonorities in his improvisations, was something that really appealed to me.
He had already heard so me of my work and so we agreed we had to find time to work together at some future date.
That moment arrived in 1980 when I was conducting the Mitteleuropa Orchestra for a RAI recording and I invited Gianluigi to join us. Almost immediately he became a cornerstone of the ensemble and continued to work with Mitteleuropa right up until the orchestra disbanded.
Around the same time we started playing together as a duo.The contiguity of our musical languages coupled with a certain creative syntony and the ability to reinvent on stage every night what was essentially a conversation between friends, made playing with Gianluigi an exhilarating experience.
The CD that followed, appearing here in its original version, represents the fruit of those intrepid concert years. It was recorded in my own studio in Bologna in one brief two-day session.The material had already had sufficient time to evolve so the tracks were laid down practically "live".
The pieces, of which we had composed half each, were all signed by both of us as a way of indicating the joint process of creation that had led to the record. Curiously enough, my clearest memory of those days has nothing to do with music: once we were done recording, on leaving the studio at night we found ourselves walled in by snow.
The road was completely blocked and so to get back to the city we had to go on foot. So intense and satisfying had been the experience of working together that we had completely forgotten about the outside world!
Ours, sadly, was to be one of the last records produced by ICTUS; the company folded the following year. I therefore look on this reissue as a rightful and personal homage to one of the most extraordinary musicians I have ever had the privilege and good fortune to work with.
Andrea Centazzo


released June 1, 2020

1. Shockmaker's Shop (6:54)
2. Cen.Tro. (4:06)
3. A Day inTunisia (... or somewhere Around there) (9.50)
4. RUMBLE (5.59)
5. Tro. Ce. (4.54)
6. Shock She shook the shock & shot (9.25)
7. Shock In Concert: Solos (9.45)

Andrea Centazzo drum set, Paiste gongs & cymbals,
vibraphone, marimba and bass marimba
Gianluigi Trovesi bass clarinet, piccolo clarinet, alto sax,
soprano sax

Recorded and mixed by Andrea Centazzo,
assisted by Marco Malatesta Bologna, Italy, January 1984
Track # 7 recorded live in concert in Passariano,
Italy, July 7th 1984

Digitally remastered & edited by Andrea Centazzo 2005
Produced by Andrea Centazzo
ICTUS 133 – single CD – made in USA
File under “jazz/improvised music”


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ICTUS Records Long Beach, California

Steve Lacy, Alvin Curran, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Perry Robinson, Henry Kaiser, Elliott Sharp and many more are the musicians that recorded with Andrea Centazzo for ICTUS.
In 2012, his Alma Mater, the University of Bologna Italy honored him by establishing the “Fondo e Archivio Andrea Centazzo” part of the University Library, where all his scores & recordings are housed & available.
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