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IMPROVISATION AS A PRACTICE OF CROSSING
Steps, passages and dialogues.

The number three is perfect form; the trio is the condition of listening in its perfection.
Circularly, step by step, the music remains suspended, cultivated in the secret of the mind
until the day of the meeting.

The day has already been fixed since long time: it’s the Sixth of December 2019.
I meet my friend Andrea Centazzo and, for the first time, I meet Harri Sjöström.

The art of meeting, as in life, is a slow construction and a daily exercise: a culture of respect
and waiting.
Music is a life of steps, passages and dialogues in an elongated time.

For this three-way dialogue, the recording studio is the place on the sidelines, out of time,
unique condition for making music together with the steps necessary to reach
the recording room and hide one's sound by sharing nascent forms and dreams.

It is therefore difficult to describe this three-way meeting where the spoken language cannot
translate the mystery of a sound into its nascent state.
Only the soundtrack of a constant practice of crossing unknown worlds and remains is left:
Steps.

Sergio Armaroli, Milano, Italy October 18th 2020

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released January 17, 2021

Harri Sjöström: soprano sax Andrea Centazzo: percussion, electronics, sampling Sergio Armaroli: vibraphone

Recorded at Il Pollaio by Piergiorgio Miotto
Biella, Italy December 2019
Mixed, edited, produced by Andrea Centazzo
at ICTUS Studio Long Beach, California, USA
October 2020
Executive producer Sergio Armaroli

Cover photo and art by Andrea Centazzo
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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