Italian trumpeter Pino Minafra is mostly known as a founding member of Italian Instabile Orchestra, but he has worked as well with plenty other italian and non-italian musicians and outfits. Since mid-eighties he's been making also music as a leader of his own groups, one of which, The Sud Ensemble, assists him here for what is rather his masterpiece. "Sudori" (Victo, 1995), is a cheerful and humorous freejazz-impro approach to a whole world of influences ranging from Rota, Morricone to american jazz... from his native south italian sounds to blues, tangos, romantism, theatrical-circus music etc... a love-guided work of orgiastic diversity and extraordinarily inventive performing.
Sud Ensemble: Pino Minafra (vocals, composition, whistling, ocarina, didjeridu, trumpet, bugle, flugelhorn, percussion); Carlo Actis Dato (vocals, baryton, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion); Lauro Rossi (vocals, trombone, percussion); Giorgio Occhipinti (vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Daniele Patumi (double bass, percussion); Vincenzo Mazzone (drums, percussion).
The music of this album appears here by request (...and the dl link will perhaps be on for a short time).