Kocani Orkestar meets Paolo Fresu and Antonello Salis

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Kocani Orkestar meets Paolo Fresu and Antonello Salis
Italian jazz musicians Paolo Fresu and Antonello Salis join Kocani Orkestar on stage for a no holds barred workout.

Recorded live in Ravenna, Foligno, and Roma, Italy.

In Macedonia, Koçani plays for a variety of ritual and celebratory events for every stage of life. Rich patrons hire Koçani to play outside the hospital upon the birth of the baby; later most communities hire live music for the baby's naming ceremony. Muslim communities also use duvaçki orkestar for circumcision celebrations. They also play for all aspects of wedding events, from agreement ceremonies, engagements, to all segments of the wedding ceremonies. Some segments of the Macedonian population hire duvaçki orkestar to play for funeral processions and burials. Outside of ritual events, duvaçki orkestars such as Koçani also perform at special banquet evenings and small coffeehouses (kafic).

Kocani Orkestar comes from the city of Kocani, in the new Republic Of Macedonia (ex-Yugoslavia). Performed by two trumpets, three tubas, saxophone, clarinet, zurla (traditional oboe) and percussion, their style of music is aptly described in their region as Romska Orientalna Musika - 'Rom' meaning 'Gypsy'.

Biography Kocani Orkestar - Gipsy Brass Band

It is a potent mixture of powerful brass band sounds, Turkish/Bulgarian rhythms (including characteristic asymetrical time signatures such as 7/8, 9/8 etc., which are sometimes called 'Aksak' in traditional Turkish music), and Eastern-style solos which are at the same time very skillful, inspired and wild.

Biography Paolo Fresu

Paolo starts studying the trumpet at the age of eleven with his hometown Local Band.

After different musical experiences, in 1980 he discovers Jazz and starts playing professionally in 1982 recording for RAI under the guide of M° Bruno Tommaso and attending Seminaries at Siena Jazz.

In 1984 he graduates in trumpet at Cagliari Conservatory and in the same year he wins "RadioUno jazz", "Musica jazz" e "RadioCorriere TV" as Best Italian Jazz Talent.

In 1990 he wins "Top jazz" price with the review ‘Musica Jazz’ as best Italian musician, best group (paolo Fresu Quinet) and best record (Arrigo Polillo price for "Live in Montpellier").

In 1996 he wins the best European musician with one of his compositions for 'Académie du jazz' of Paris and the prestigious "Django d’Or" as best European Jazz Musician and in 2000 he is nominated Best Internationa Musician.

These are only the first of a series of awards that continue up to present.

Professor and responsible of various national and international institutions, Paolo has performed in each continent with the most important names of afro-american music of the last 30 years: Franco D'Andrea, Giovanni Tommaso, Bruno Tommaso, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Enrico Rava, Antonello Salis, Enrico Pieranunzi, Giorgio Gaslini, Gianluigi Trovesi, Aldo Romano, Glen Ferris, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen, Gerry Mulligan, David Liebman, Dave Holland, Richard Beirach, John Zorn, John Abercrombie, Helen Merril, Ralph Towner, Richard Galliano, Michel Portal, Trilok Gurtu, Jeanne Lee, Gunther Schüller, Paul McCandless, Jim Hall,Lew Soloff, Uri Caine, Gil Evans Orchestra, Toots Thielemans, Omar Sosa, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard, Nguyen Le ecc.

He has recorded nearly three hundred records some in his name, others with Michael Nyman, Evan Parker, Farafina, Ornella Vanoni, Alice, Gunther Schüller, Negramaro, Stadio, ecc., and others cooperating in "mixed" projects…Ethnic Jazz Music, World Music, Contemporary Music, Ancient Music, ecc.

He is artistic director of Berchidda Festival "Time in jazz", and Jazz Seminaries in Nuoro.

He has often been guest in orchestras such as 'Grande Orchestra Italiana', French National Jazz Orchestra, NDR of Hamburg German Radio and the Italian Instabile Orchestra.

He has also coordinated many multimedia projects, cooperating with actors, dancers, painters, sculptures, poets, ecc., and has written musics for films, documentaries, viedeos, ballets and theatre pieces.

At present the is in involved in numerous projects, which take him all over the world for more than 200 concerts a year.
Lots of his productions have been awarded in Italy and abroad.
He lives between Paris, Bologna and Sardegna and directs the Cultural Association Time in Jazz in Berchidda, with which he has organized the prestigious festival since 1998.

Biografia Antonello Salis

Antonello Salis born in Villamar, a small village in the south of Sardinia, on February 28th 1950. Self taught, he started playing accordion at the age of seven and later approached to the piano.In the '70s joined several rock bands playing Hammond organ.
In 1973 he formed the "Cadmo" trio, then turned into a quintet with alto-saxophonist Sandro Satta and trombone-player Danilo Terenzi.
Since 1978 he performs piano and accordion solos.

He took part in many studio sessions and played with a number of musicians in Italy and abroad including Massimo Urbani, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Roberto Gatto, Riccardo Fassi, Pino Minafra, Paolino Dalla Porta, Gérard Pansanel, Lester Bowie and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Don Cherry, Don Pullen, Billy Hart, Ed Blackwell, Billy Cobham, Han Bennink, Nana Vasconcelos, Cecil Taylor, Pat Metheny, Michel Portal and many others.

He recorded so far 4 solo albums: "ORANGE JUICE, NICE FOOD", "SALIS!", "QUELLI CHE RESTANO" and "PIANOSOLO", produced by CAM Jazz.
In 1993 he joined the "Quartetto Nuovo", a quartet of accordion-players which also starred Richard Galliano, Marcel Azzola and Gianni Coscia.

During his career Salis worked on theatrical projects (Remondi and Caporossi, Sant'Arcangelo Festival), played music for modern dance acts (Roberta Escamilla Garrison, Teri Weikel) as well as he partecipated in film festivals (Venice and Taormina, amongst all) and played in various Italian films' soundtracks. He appears and plays accordion along with french guitarist Gérard Pansanel in Eric Rohmer's "Autumn Tale".

Besides he recorded with several italian pop singers and rock bands.
He played in many important festivals in Europe and America: Umbria Jazz, Roccella Jonica, Sant'Anna Arresi, Berchidda, Clusone, Noci, Ravenna, London, Bath, New York, Chicago, Moscow, Paris, Montreux, Nice, Le Mans, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Stockholm, Turku, Oslo, North Sea, Saint Louis of Senegal, Mexico City and many others.

Paolo Fresu - trumpet, bugle, effects
Antonello Salis - piano, accordion
Kocani Orkestar
Durak Demirov - saxophone
Turan Gaberov - trumpet
Sukri Kadriev - trumpet
Nijazi Alimov - bariton tuba
Saban Jasarov - tapan
Suad Asanov - bass tuba
Dedzai Durmisev - bariton tuba
Sukri Zejnelov - baroton tuba
Dzeladin Demirov - clarinet, vocals
Ajnur Azizov - vocals

1. Notti a Mogadiscio
2. Gajda
3. ...Del Viaggio
4. Papigo
5. Variazioni Sul Ballo
6. Jacquelina
7. Siki Siki Bbaba
8. Good Bay Macedonia
9. Red Bull

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