Anthelonious Jazz Quartet

The Anthelonious Jazz Quartet presenta la musica composta da Antonello Marafioti dal 1985 fino ad ora. Antonello Marafioti compone ancora per questo progetto. Il repertorio originale Jazz dell’ Anthelonious Jazz Quartet copre molti stili del Jazz, dal Bebop, attraverso il Modern Jazz fino al Latin Jazz.

All’inizio della sua carriera Antonello Marafioti era molto influenzato dalla musica del pianista Jazz Thelonious Monk. È perció che fu soprannominato Anthelonious.

Al momento l’Anthelonious Jazz Quartet è composto da

Antonello Marafioti: Piano, composizione ed arrangementi

Roberto Manzin: Sassofoni

Carmelo Leotta: Contrabbasso

Davide Marafioti: Batteria

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.