CD and digital – release date 13th march 2020 – Niafunken – dist. Audioglobe
dedicated to Maria Lai
Marco Colonna is back with a new album where he explores all the different aspects and potentials of bass clarinet and clarinets in general, the focus of his research in the recent years.
This work, inspired by Sardinian
experimental artist, Maria Lai, opens to new influences and the use
of loops and electronics, a different approach to composition for
solo clarinet that leads to a more “orchestral” approach and
doesn’t turn his sound into pure electronics, keeping the acoustic
element the core of his poetic.
Tracklisting: 1. Maria Pietra /
2. Fili / 3. SOS Berbos / 4. A Matita / 5. Farina e Pianto/ 6. Pane
/ 7. Pietra / 8. Janas
A personal path, a unique style drove Marco Colonna to become one of the most unique Italian musicians of his generation, and since 2015 his name started appearing on the Year-End charts of Musica Jazz and other magazines or websites, named as one of the best woodwind players of the country nonetheless, since 2017 he’s placed in the top ten of the best Italian jazz musicians.
in 1978 in Rome, he’s active as multi-instrumentalist, composer,
improviser and writer but in the last years he chose to dedicate
himself to bass clarinet, to explore all the possibilities of this
instrument, even playing two or three instruments simultaneously,
inspired by the works of Roland Kirk, to whom is dedicated the
Rashaan trio with Ettore Fioravanti and Eugenio Colombo.
Marco Colonna joined Roberto Ottaviano’s Eternal Love and recorded an album with Zeno De Rossi, Giovanni Maier and Alexander Hawkins, released on Dodici Lune label. The group received great feedbacks by the critics and was featured in different Year-End charts both as album both as ensemble. He took part to Unit by Stefano Giust and Evan Parker, a concert and a record featuring Alberto Novello, Giorgio Pacorig, Martin Mayes, Patrizia Oliva and Michele Anelli, released via Setola di Maiale.
September 2019 he performed a solo set at Basilica di San Gaudenzio,
in Novara (Italy), during the European Jazz Conference and then took
part to the African tour of Federica Michisanti Horn Trio, arranged
by La Casa Del Jazz (Rome).
Colonna is still active as writer and he was commissioned a book to
be released by Blonk publishing in 2020, entitled “E mio padre mi
disse che non ero normale – breve cronaca di un pensiero artistico
working on new material for his ensemble, Noise Of Trouble and on new
projects with Izumi Kimura, Fabrizio Spera and Alexander Hawkins.
15th February 2020 – Pinocchio Jazz – Firenze 16th February 2020 – Casa Del Jazz – Roma
A deep immestion into Eric Dolphy’s repertoire, reinventing his compositive ideas and trying to figure out a common poin between jazz and contemporary classical music of the 20th century. From Africa to Europe, through Braxton and Misha Mengelberg. Marco Colonna is one of the most respected musicians in the Italian scene and for this project he’s teaming up with Alexander Hawkins, who payed several times with him as member of Roberto Ottaviano Eternal Love.
Marco Colonna : bass clarinet, sopranino sax Alexander Hawkins : piano
An intense solo set during the European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara, in the morning of Saturday 14th September, after a fiery show during the previous night as part of Roberto Ottaviano Eternal Love ensemble.
Here Marco Colonna is exploring the possibilities of his clarinet in a historical location, the Basilica Of San Gaudenzio, in Novara.