About ten years ago the Italian clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi won hearts and minds with his eclectic Radici Trio in our Blue Hall. We very regularly see CDs appear on which he dabbles in Italian folklore in new ways. This hallmark gives his jazz an unmistakable tone of its own. For fifteen years Trovesi was a member of the RAI Big Band in Milan. He rarely came to the fore there, but it left him with a great respect for the big band tradition. Which is why we asked him a few years ago whether he would like to do something with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. The idea has now come to fruition. 'Dedalo' is the first project Trovesi has created for the classic big band line-up. His music still comprises Afro-American influences combined with elements from Gregorian chant, Baroque and bel canto. Italian frivolity and savoire-vivre are very clearly recognisable.
'Dedalo' is a collection of existing Trovesi classics, written earlier for smaller ensembles. The new and brilliant big band arrangements are by Trovesi himself and by his long-time collaborators Corrado Guarino and Fulvio Maras. The latter will be accompanying Trovesi in a series of concerts with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra that starts at deSingel in April 2007.