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Rimbaud 08:12
The Composer 07:32
Orpheus 03:42
Edward Lear 05:06
Song 04:39


In 1939 W.A. Auden composed several poems about man’s inner life, sorrows and living estranged from nature. In this recording, every musician expresses their own feelings – so deeply musical in themselves – by playing athematic atonal improvisations. Nothing aleatory in that, mind you, but perfectly definite languages and interplay. The septet is composed by leader Sebastiano Meloni on piano, who assembled a double rhythm section (Nicola Cossu and Sebastiano on electric basses and doublebasses, Leonardo Casula and Alessandro Garau on drums) with Valeria Martini on vocals and Gianluca Corona on guitar. The record was produced independently and printed in limited copies.


released November 1, 2004

Sebastiano Meloni, piano
Valeria Martini, vocals
Gianluca Corona, electric guitar
Nicola Cossu, electric bass and double bass
Sebastiano Dessanay, electric bass and double bass
Leonardo Casula, drums
Alessandro Garau, drums

All tracks are free improvisations on poems by W.H.Auden (1907-1973)

Recorded in Cagliari (Italy) on 24 June 2004
Sound engineer: Mauro Mulas

Cover artwork by Tonino Casula


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Sebastiano Dessanay Sardinia, Italy

Sebastiano Dessanay is a double bassist and composer active in the European jazz, contemporary and avant-garde scene. His music is highly informed by a strong sense of melody and mixes traditional styles with more experimental material.

He currently leads his own jazz combos (trio and quartet) and he is bassist of Propellor and Decibel contemporary ensembles.
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