1 C SHARP COMPLEX 7:15
2 AZ 2:53
3 ASTEROIDI 6:40
4 OVERBOP 3:34
5 LA LINEA 6:28
6 IL NUOVO VOLO 3:36
7 ANGELO NERO 5:33
8 WALKING IN YOUR STEPS 3:24
9 EVIDENCE 2:20
10 DA NORD 4:48
Carlo Mezzanotte & Syntaxis
Carlo Mezzanotte piano, keyboards, composition
Massimiliano Rosati electric guitar (on "AZ" only)
Valerio Serangeli bass, double bass on "II nuovo volo"
Stefano Pacioni drums
Maurizio Giammarco alto sax on "C sharp complex", "Overbop"
and "Angelo nero"
Umberto Fiorentino guitar solos on "La linea" and "Angelo nero"
Dario Deidda bass on "Walking in your steps"
Liliana Gimenez vocals on "La linea"
Syntaxis has finally reached the goal of its third CD. The brainchild of pianist/keyboardist/composer Carlo Mezzanotte, the group was born in Rome in 1994, with the goal of integrating acoustic and electric sound in an energetic modern jazz environment with complex arrangements. On this third album, the listener will find quite a few surprises: first of all, the use of the alto sax, played by Maurizio Giammarco, one of the leading figures of Italian modern jazz. On guitar, in addition to Massimiliano Rosati who plays one piece with his usual energetic virtuosity, we find another big name: Umberto Fiorentino, for many years co-leader with Giammarco of the celebrated electric jazz group Lingomania.
Another change is in the overall sound, where the use of synthesizers is more integrated in a jazz-oriented context.
Other guests include bass great Dario Deidda, who makes a brief but devastating apparition on Syntaxis' own version of Coltrane's "Giant Steps"; and Liliana Gimenez, who once again gives her special voice to the only sung tune on the album.
CARLO MEZZANOTTE piano, keyboards, composition
In addition to being an accomplished jazzer who has collaborated with such diverse musicians as Lester Bowie and AI DiMeola, Carlo Mezzanotte is active in many musical fields: Composer of contemporary music, classical pianist, synthesizer player and programmer, founding member and keyboardist for nine years of the successful ethno-rock group Indaco, performer of totally improvised music on both piano and synthesizers, winner of international awards with the contemporary music group "Diacronic Ensemble", composer of music for TV and important theatre productions, collaborator of leading names in Italian pop like Paolo Conte and Mauro Pagani, music teacher.