TRIO (+ JOÃO BARRADAS)
Fabrizio Cassol (sax), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (el. bass), Stéphane Galland (drums) (+ João Barradas (accordeon))
In 2022, Aka Moon celebrates their 30th anniversary as a band! A new album is being recorded and the trio is playing concerts quite frequently, often accompanied by Portuguese accordeon star João Barradas. The bring a best off of their work from over the last three decades, while also teasing the new upcoming music.
Fabrizio Cassol (sax), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (el. bass), Stéphane Galland (drums) + João Barradas (accordeon), Fabian Fiorini (piano), Fredy Massamba (voice)
In addition to being one of Beethoven’s most symbolic works, the Sonata 32 Op. 111 for piano (1821-22) is a demonstration of radical modernity. It marks the beginning of the splitting of the sonata form, the formal pillar for every composer of the 18th century; and in its second part even introduces a new way to construct the musical phrase, so it’s considered by some as the starting point of jazz. The rhythmic innovations have confused most of the composer’s contemporaries.
At this meaningful intersection with multiple resonances, Fabrizio Cassol approaches this specific sonata that synchronizes emotional spaces beyond eras, cultures, social or aestheticpoints of view. This fact forms an ideal musical context for the Aka Moon trio, which for the occasion also added three other strong musical personalities.