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THE GATES. Live in concert

by Andrea Centazzo Roberto Ottaviano

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I met Roberto Ottaviano in 1977. He came to the first music workshops ever organized in Italy by me, near the town of Pistoia, Italy where at that time was living.
I was immediately impressed by his extraordinary musical personality and his determination to succeed.
In 1980 when I formed the Andrea Centazzo Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Roberto became a stable and featured member.
Our collaboration lasted until 1986 when we played the first and only duo concert during a summer festival.
Different choices in music ended our successful collaboration: I decided for composing and video making while Roberto became one of the greatest saxophone players and jazz teacher in Europe.
Then we self - recorded the ICUS Album "The ECM JOB" at the ICTUS Farm in Bologna (Italy) in June 2007.
Mixed, edited and produced at ICTUS STUDIO by AC Long Beach 2007-2021 that released featured also the skilled guitar player Lutte Berg.
In 2012 we reunited for the first time in duo for recording "On a rainy day" that you can find on this ICTUS catalogue as ICTUS 163 as well as "The ECM Job" as ICTUS 187.
And finally in 2021 we started a new collaboration with concerts and recording. This is the chronicle of an exciting performance in a summer night of July 2021
Andrea Centazzo


released September 26, 2021

Andrea Centazzo: Percussion, Mallet Kat digital keyboard, Sampling
Roberto Ottaviano: Soprano Saxophone

Recorded live in concert at Villa Savorgnan in Flambro (UD) Italy on July 24th 2021 by Riccardo Moro of Audiolight Service.
Concert produced by Gabriella Cecotti.
Edited and mastered by Andrea Centazzo at ICTUS Studio, Long Beach, CA on 9/27/21

The concert was part of Musica in Villa 2021, produced by Progetto Integrato Cultura del Medio Friuli in collaboration with Comune di Talmassons.

Our heartfelt thanks to Fabrizio Pitton, Mayor of Talmassons and to the Landlords of the Villa Savorgnan.


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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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