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Jazz with the megaphone

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Through an explosive debut album, a trio composed of young men, already expert musicians, set the tone for a mature record, powerful and clear in its intentions, with a precise and articulated vision of how to mix jazz and rock with strength and character in an instrumental work. The coherence and the depth of the compositions come together with melodic developments and explorations overflowing with ideas and variations which are stunning without becoming over-thought or pretentious. Carlo, Luca and Antonio approach all of the instruments available to them, including electronic, with a freshness, skill and curiosity. They pursue tonal developments and experimentations while never losing their way, always resulting in a direct and precise objective that is above all, full of feeling. “Jazz with the megaphone?” brings together the exhilaration of a typical jazz trio (without harmonic, acrobatic and throbbing instruments) and a disruptive attack of tried-and-true rock formations, compensating for the lack of a “voice” with all of their articulated “voices”. The music lends itself to multiple listening sessions, each time revealing more details and nuances to thrill the listener. It would be a shame to loose ourselves here in a list of musical influences, which are numerous and varied (free jazz? Jazzcore? Punk? Avant Rock? Etno? and so forth). We like to think that the Tongs have produced an album that is brusque, vital, beautiful, emotional, appeals to mind and body, with a marked identity that both evolved lovers of rock and non-purist jazzphiles can like.   Luca Serrapiglio_baritone sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet, lo-fi electronics Antonio Bertoni_double bass, electric bass, effects, sampler Carlo Garof_drums & percussion, objects, sinori (thunder sheet), megaphone, live electronics