Paolo Botti — Lomax Lives
October 23 2021, 12.00pm
Alan Lomax is a central figure in the music of the ‘900: tireless researcher of popular music and record producer, without which the world wouldn’t have known figures like Woody Guthri or Muddy Waters. Paying homage to him more than one hundred years after his birth is an obligation for those who grew up listening to his recordings, such as Paolo Botti, with whom he feels a deep and structural bond, so strong that he dedicated to him two albums: The Lomax Tapes, released in 2015, and Lomax Lives, of 2020, rearranged for different formations.
Botti, who for some time now has joined the viola with an original set of instruments such as banjo, dobro, mandolin and others, resumes work on the material of Alan Lomax and rearranges it for the formation The Leaping Fish Trio, that sees him flanked by two of the major personalities of the contemporary panorama of Italian jazz: Enrico Terragnoli and Zeno De Rossi. The trio will be joined by Fabrizio Puglisi, one of the most brilliant and exploratory pianists of jazz and contemporary music. And now I’m finally at JAZZMI for an unmissable concert, an original reinterpretation, philological but personal and innovative, with the simplicity of the original compositions enriched by improvisations and sophisticated sounds.
Paolo Botti: viola, mandolin, dobro, bowed psaltery, cornet; Enrico Terragnoli: guitars, banjo; Zeno De Rossi: drums, percussion; Fabrizio Puglisi: piano.
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