Anthelonious Jazz Quartet

Das Anthelonious Jazz Quartet zeigt die Musik, die Antonello Marafioti von 1985 bis jetzt komponiert hat. Neue Musik wird noch komponiert. Das originale Repertoire des Anthelonious Jazz Quartet deckt viele Stilrichtungen des Jazz ab: vom Bebop bis Modern Jazz und Latin Jazz.

Am Anfang seiner Karriere Antonello Marafioti war massiv vom Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk beeinflußt. Deshalb bekam er den Beinamen Anthelonious.

Zur Zeit das Anthelonious Jazz Quartet ist besetzt von:

Antonello Marafioti: Piano, Komposition and Arrangement

Roberto Manzin: Saxofone

Carmelo Leotta: Kontrabass

Davide Marafioti: Schlagzeug.

Blues On is a 12 bars blues in F in the mood of Thelonious Monk. The first 8 bars are based on bc ef, heard on a solo of Thelonious Monk on his composition “Well you needn’t“, the last four work on the whole-tone-scala, a typical characteristic of Monk.

New Days is a Bebop composition based on the changes of the first part of the Henry Mancini‘s song “The Days Of Wine And Roses“. The typical Bebop melody was written thinking of Lee Konitz and Lennie Tristano.

Spring Leaves is a kind of evolution of “Autumn Leaves” of Joseph Kosma. The modal treatment takes it very far away from the original inspiration. The form is AABCA. The “C”-section shows a typical hard bop line on the changes of Giant Steps by John Coltrane.

Wintertime was composed in the same periode of Spring Leaves. It is an evolution of “Summertime” by George Gershwin of wich it preserves the form ABAC. The “A”-sections are characterized by a “New Orleans”-rhythmed Bb7; In the “B”-section we can find Coltrane changes again.

Walking On was inspired by the use of mordents of Mal Waldron, a Jazz pianist Antonello Marafioti met several times and respects a lot. The last two bars of the 12-bars-form are always a collective free improvisation and remind to some Mingus sounds.

A Presto Vladi is a ballad wich was originally composed for the successful movie “Goodbye Lenin“, where it is played as a Bossa. Also in this tune you can recognize several influences wich don’t take the originality of the composition. Form AABA. The “A”-section starts similar to “Peace” of Horace Silver. Like “Body and Soul” the bridge rises a halftone up.