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Southern Avenue Project, published on February 2008 by Cristal Records/Abeille Musique is my first album as composer, arranger and leader. You can listen to some excerpts here.
The Southern Avenue is an imaginary road linking Paris to Rome in my mind because all my compositions have been composed over the last few years during my travels between these two towns. The characteristics of the album are the sound of the wind instruments, to which the vibraphone is added in some tunes, the structure of the compositions that departed from the usual 32 bars and the equilibrium between what was written out and what was to be improvised. The music of this album reflects my own taste, which is deeply rooted in the music of the late Sixties and early Seventies, and also my subsequent experience.
The album has been recorded in June 2007 in the Riff Raff Jazf studio (Trevignano near Rome). The musicians who have participated to this adventure are: Andrea Romani (flute), Julien Alour (trumpet), Fidel Fourneyron (trombone), Giovanni Ceccarelli (piano), Julien Jolly (drums), with Nicola Stilo (flute) and Maurizio Urbani (soprano saxophone) as guest soloists on the title-track.
This album has been premiered on a Dutch Public Radio show called Studio6 hosted by Co de Kloet. RADIO6, in France several times by JazzBox, Paris, on Aligre FM, by Mâtin Jazz, Toulouse, on Radio Radio, by Jazz à Part, Rouen, on Radio HDR, by WJAZ RADIO PLURIEL 91.5, Lyon. In Italy by Radio Rock (Rome) and Radio Press (Cagliari). In Italy by Radio Rock (Rome) and Radio Press (Cagliari). In Portugal the tune "Islands in the Ocean" has been aired several times by Notas à Solta and As Noites da Antena 1/Açores on RDP/Antena 1-Açores, because the tune was composed while I was in Sao Miguel island.
"Fabrizio Cecca, with this first record as bandleader, is very clear in the liner notes:his musical universe is deeply characterized by the period late ‘60s/beginning ‘70s."..."The choice of the flute instead of a saxophone to join trumpet and trombone is particularly happy."..."His compositions, shining and serene, are of good making and generous with interludes, backgrounds and other surprises that awake the attention when needed”. By Nicolas Brémaud, Jazz magazine, n. 591, April 2008 "The opportunity of listening to this concrete and solid music, full of love for that music (the music of the Late Sixties and the Early Seventies ndt)…….. is a reason for great satisfaction and genuine emotion." " …the particular care taken for the arrangements, in relation to the wonderful equilibrium of dynamics and timbres obtained through judicious writing of wind harmonies. On all the tracks is possible to savour the delicious blend of flute, trumpet and trombone…... Listening to this CD was a very great pleasure and I will always be grateful to Fabrizio Cecca for giving me this possibility. By Piero Quarta, Prove Aperte, n. 154, May 2008 "His experience in big bands has been useful in refining the arrangements for small combos, allowing him to obtain a rich sound with only three wind instruments and a good balance between written parts and improvisation. " By Roberto de Virtis, JazzIt, n. 47, July-August 2008.
"The arrangements written by the leader sound light and polite for the velvety and joyful sound of the ensemble.". "…the front-line , which is made by three winds, gives an orchestral breath to the performances, the whole is seasoned by effective and well-balanced solos, harmonious intersections among the different sections of the tunes, and with a smart interplay of references and veiled quotes."
By Vincenzo Roggero All About Jazz Italia, July 2009.
"Since the very first notes, one appreciates the likeable blend of the winds - flute, trumpet.flugelhorn and trombone – as well as the great care taken for arrangements and dynamics…. This CD offers a full-bodied music characterized by successful arrangements and a recognizable individual style in spite of the different influences……… Interesting themes, nice dynamics and a good swing that always changes in something new and fine. In this work Fabrizio Cecca has been able to extract the maximum from the sextet, a rare formation in contemporary jazz. .....His "Southern Avenue Project" really deserves to be listened to."
By Rossella Del Grande, Jazzitalia, February 2010
Since the very first notes, one appreciates the likeable blend of the winds - flute, trumpet.flugelhorn and trombone – as well as the great care taken for arrangements
and dynamics…. This CD offers a full-bodied music characterized by successful arrangements
and a recognizable individual style in spite of the different…