The essential jazz trio Aka Moon offers a refreshing approach to jazz and to ethnic musical genres such as funk and rock with a highly distinctive sound. In their richly filled career they have worked with dozens of artists from different backgrounds in numerous projects.
Never afraid of new musical encounters, the band devoted its new album to the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757). The latter offers in its vast repertoire of sonatas a unique musical material, fascinating in its rhythmic and harmonic eccentricities, creating an ideal ground to extract a suitable substance to the musical language for Aka Moon accompanied in this adventure by the pianist Fabian Fiorini. With Scarlatti each sonata is a strange and particular sound object, concealing popular, Arabic and Mediterranean colours, offering opportunities for transformation that sometimes tend to the Balkan influences.
Performing this baroque music in another time and space gives to the contemporary interpretations very much room for improvisation. Built on an almost cinematic drama experience, this creation takes its audience on an imaginary journey with a lot of surprises.
The Instinct collection (Outhere Music) will showcase the manifold musical facets of saxophonist-composer Fabrizio Cassol. Leader of the avant-garde jazz trio Aka Moon, this Protean artist is also active in the worlds of dance, opera, theatre and even hip-hop.