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    Conducted by Andrea Centazzo, the Invasion Orchestra presents top improvisers in a jazz-avant-garde exciting mix.

    This is a custom made CD produced on request being the original CD out of print.
    It comes in a nice generic cardboard ICTUS sleeve

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Dave Ballou (Trumpet)
Brian Groder (Trumpet)
Guido Mazzon (Trumpet)
Giancarlo Schaffini (Trombone)
Carlo Actis Dato (Baritone Sax., Bass Clarinet)
Achille Succi (Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax.)
Roberto Ottaviano (Soprano Sax.)
Umberto Petrin (Piano)
Riccardo Massari (Electronics, Piano in #1)
Gino Robair (Drums, Electronics)
Andrea Centazzo (Percussion, Drum Solo in #1)
Giorgio Vendola (Double Bass)
Lisle Ellis (Electric Bass)

Music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Andrea Centazzo

In ancient Rome, chariot racing was one of the most popular forms of entertainment. 
Young nobles used to fiercely race their chariots around the 7 hills of the city.
People on their path had to scatter to get out of the way, as they stopped for no one. 
But the event always generated strong spectator enthusiasm.
In today’s New York, as this “Centazzo Invasion Orchestra” concert was progressing that
evening at the Stone, I suddenly had a vision of such a mighty show. Like those Roman
nobles, there were 13 intrepid musicians -- who had never played as a band before –
vigorously playing in front of an enthused educated audience.
The music’s powerful energy, its flamboyance, its subtle colors and shades, its clever twists,
its strong burning flame came out as a glowing display of bold inventiveness.
With this invigorating concert, the Ictus Festival rose quietly triumphant, leaving in the mind
vivid sounds and images of a chariot of Italian and American musicians on fire.
A most welcome invasion it was…
Gilles Marie-Paul Laheurte
27 September 2012


released January 20, 2021

Thanks to Achille Succi for the additional recording
Thanks t0 Gilles Laheurte and Scott Friedlander for their invaluable help

Recorded live in concert by Scott Friedlander at
THE STONE, NYC April 6th, 2012 during the
ICTUS NIGHTS FESTIVAL celebrating the 35th
anniversary of ICTUS Records

Mixed, edited, designed & produced by
Andrea Centazzo in Los Angeles, June 2012
ICTUS 166 – single CD – made in USA
File under “jazz/new 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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