Nicola Fazzini-sax contralto e soprano Luigi Vitale-vibrafono Alessandro Fedrigo-basso acustico Luca Colussi-batteria
XYQuartet is a band in constant search for new directions in between jazz and contemporary classical music, improvisational codes and composition genetics.
XYQuartet is one of the most intriguing bands of new Italian jazz, with a complete repertory of originals. They have recently recorded and published their new CD, Idea F, with nusica.org.
XYQuartet originates from Nicola Fazzini's (who plays the saxophones) and Alessandro Fedrigo's (who plays the bass) will to experiment new strategies in composing and improvising. By theirsides there are two musicians among the most interesting ones in the Italian jazz scene: Luigi Vitale on the vibraphone and Luca Colussi on the drums.
X and Y are two codes symbolizing the antithesis from which the sound of the quartet rises: contemporary classical music and jazz, composition and improvisation, tradition and innovation, sound and noise. Several classical music techniques – like serialism, twelve tone technique, intervallic improvisation, modes of limited transposition, non-retrogradable rhythm, aleatoric procedures – are genetically modified to be used in jazz structures and forms - like polyrhythms – and to generate a mix of written and improvised music with deep coherence, homogeneity and originality.
Idea F is the result of this work. It was recorded in March 2012 and published by nusica.org. All the scores of the 8 tracks found on the CD and on the promotional video clip are available on