© Think Tank
Released on 11th May 2017
Lino Paglionico (vocals)
Fabio Prota (keyboards)
Gennaro Piepoli (guitar, vocals)
Davide Vacca (bass)
Gese Marsico (drums)
Recorded by Gese Marsico at Studio Reverse (Bari, Italy). Mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Bolognini at MAST Recording Studio (Bari, Italy). Produced by Think Tank.
All music are written by G. Marsico, L. Paglionico, G. Piepoli, F. Prota, D. Vacca.
Lyrics by L. Paglionico, G. Piepoli.
Fabio Prota (piano, synth)
Claudio Cassano (drums)
Roberto Inciardi (double bass)
We dared to bother William Wordsworth to find a title that could effectively give the idea of the way we perceive, work out and propose our music. Although each of us possesses a unique sound background, since when we met in the rehearsal room to play, we shared the same sensation: our heart was jumping for joy (My Heart Leaps Up). The natural consequence of this emotional synchronism was the development of a spontaneous overflow of our musical identities in the search for a common sound. Now it’s up to the listener to establish whether we were able to grasp the thought of the great Dave Brubeck, who said that “jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist; leave that to the classical musicians.”
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Bolognini between 31 October and 18 November 2015 at Medibo Recording, Bari – Italy
All the tracks are original compositions by Fabio Prota and Roberto Inciardi but for the n. 3 (by Miles Davis)
Fabio Prota (solo piano)
This record stands for my attempt to blend my life experiences into music. The ingredients used to accomplish it have different origins, even distant in time, however most of what you’ll hear is the result of a fantastic opportunity I had in 2013 to come in contact with a group of psychiatric patients in one of Bari’s hospitals where, as a volunteer doctor and with the help of some students I held a music workshop. The moments lived with them made me think about the so called “madness”, an abused word around which people in my country still go on erecting walls just because they appear to offer the “bricklayer” on duty more certainties, careless of the fight men and women wage everyday to keep their sanity. I wish Mania Super Moenia could offer each listener some moments of absolute freedom from those barriers.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Bolognini on 20 and 21 May 2015 at Bobo Studios, Capurso (BA) – Italy
All the tracks are original compositions by Fabio Prota but for the last one (n. 7 by H.Arlen – E.Y. Harburg)
In loving memory of Davide Santorsola