Projects

GALLO & THE ROOSTERS

GALLO & THE ROOSTERS

Danilo Gallo _doublebass
Achille Succi _bass clarinet
Gerhard Gschloessl _trombone
Zeno De Rossi _drums

guests: Gary Lucas _guitars or Simone Massaron _guitars

 

DISCOGRAPHY

"Todo Chueco" _El Gallo Rojo Records (2005)   (tracks: Udine)

"The Exploding Note Theory" (with Gary Lucas) _El Gallo Rojo Records (2009)    (tracks: Bela Lugosi, Jamaica Farewell)

"Everything is Whatever" _El Gallo Rojo records (2011)    (tracks: Kosciunsko, Coyoacan)

booking: ZEROZEROJAZZ

www.zerozerojazz.it

I-talia, it was really one of the best hangs of my life, 3 days in Verona rehearsing with Danilo Gallo and his Roosters, cocks of the walk all of 'em, unseasonably warm weather providing a corona of light surrounding some of the finest musicians it's been my pleasure to play with in many a year, some of the most accomplished players on the free musica "szene internationale", including the estimable Zeno Di Rossi on drums, who moved from subtlest gradations of pulsation to kickass powerhouse tub-thumper in the blink of a millisecond (the snail crawls across the edge of the razor blade); the sanguine 6 footer sardonico Achille Succi - a Borat ringer! - on fruity/woody bass clarinet, "ich bin ein Berliner" Gerhard Gschloessl on finely articulated trombipulation, and the bearded composer himself, Danilo Gallo, purveyor of Italian moods, spaghetti western interludes, manic compositional mood-swings and then some who also happens to be one of the finest most fluid upright acoustic bass players I've ever heard (guy also plays a mean guitar ...) ... I guess you might describe his music as very mysterious, full of surprises, kind of chamber music that partakes equally of jazz, rock, folk, and world influences to arrive at a very distinctive sound of its own ...

Gary Lucas

Danilo Gallo & Giorgio Pacorig ZWEI MAL DREI

Danilo Gallo & Giorgio Pacorig ZWEI MAL DREI

Danilo Gallo _doublebass
Giorgio Pacorig _piano
Daniele D'Agaro _clarinet, tenor sax
Gerhard Gschloessl _trombone
Johannes Fink _doublebass, cello
Christian Lillinger _drums

BOOKING & MANAGEMENT http://www.greedomusic.com/index.html

 

Bilingual meeting between El Gallo Rojo and German musicians, hoping to understand it, and understand each other: WE HOPE WE UNDERSTAND. The term "hope" should be banned from the dictionaries and replaced by "here and now". The result of this recording sure is "here and now"; due to the high grade of interplay among Italian and German musicians, the wish of understanding each other and understanding the musical materials involved, with their implicit and explicit influences, seems to be fulfilled. Zwei Mal Drei is a sextet which quotes his models (Billy Strayhorn, Eric Dolphy e Mal Waldron) into its repertoire. It borrows Strayhorn's compositional delicacy, Dolphy's swashbuckling melodic shifts and vital, positive wryness, Waldron's provident improvisational approach, made of crystalline reticences and whispers. All of this is revisited through the sounds which El Gallo Rojo accustomed us to: the up-to-date, sharp cymbals, the bowel-like bass, the round brass and reeds. They read the close past of improvised music; a tradition which surely featured Daniele D'Agaro as a main character, during his Dutch pilgrimages.

FALSOPIANO

FALSOPIANO

Alfonso Santimone - piano (left)
Giorgio Pacorig - piano (right)
Danilo Gallo - doublebass
Aljoša Jerič - drums

THE CRYPT

THE CRYPT


Piero Bittolo Bon (The Phantom Guardian) _bs, bcl, clariflute, water bubbles, ormonika, fx
Alfonso Santimone (The Old WItch) _korg ms10, laptop, live electronics, fx, destroyed guitar
Giorgio Pacorig (The Crypt Keeper) _rhodes, korg ms20, devices
Danilo Gallo (The Vault Keeper) _b, bike pump, danish biscuits box, amp, fx

www.myspace.com/thecryptmusic

Desde el prolífico colectivo de El Gallo Rojo llega The Crypt, un proyecto con título de novela o videojuego gótico en el que hasta sus cuatro integrantes reciben apelativos como “El Defensor Fantasma” o “El Antiguo Hechicero”, entre otros. Una propuesta de música experimental centrada principalmente en la creación de texturas y ambientes tenebrosos e inquietantes, grabados en estricto directo. Para ello, el cuarteto recurre a la electrónica y a artefactos sonoros tan variopintos como una bomba de bicicletas o una caja de galletas danesas para lograr esa atmósfera cargada y lúgubre, sobre la que aparecen de manera fantasmagórica las notas entrecortadas del saxo barítono o el clarinete bajo. Un cuarteto experimental cuya música resulta muy apropiada para una performance o una videoinstalación de arte contemporáneo. Aunque, al igual que ocurre en muchas de esas manifestaciones artísticas, la música aquí contenida resulta un tanto críptica y fría.
Óscar Arribas _Cuadernos de Jazz

OSMIZA

OSMIZA

Francesco Bigoni _tenor sax

Danilo Gallo _double bass

Aljoša Jerič _drums

www.myspace.com/osmiza

OVILE EXPERIENCE

OVILE EXPERIENCE

Rob Mazurek _digital paintings, cornet

Michele Sambin _digital paintings, alto sax, baritone sax, cello

Danilo Gallo _bass, fx

Enzo Carpentieri _drums, percussion

multimedia performance

BOOKING: www.zerozerojazz.it

THE HUMANS

THE HUMANS

Silvia Donati _vocals, quercetti saxoflute, bamboo flute
Simone Massaron _dobro, el.guitar, carillon, bau toy, intimo, samples, live looping
Enrico Terragnoli _ac.guitar, el.guitar, podophono, maracas, flute, kalimba
Danilo Gallo _bass, doublebass, melodica, raagini, sweet plastic flute, glockenspiel, bells
Massimiliano Sorrentini _drums, background vocals, feet & steps, intimo, percussion

www.elgallorojorecords.com

Happened at nine in the evening, the same day of the same year.

Johnny Foxx threw an egg at the window pane right after the evening news.
No one heard anything 'cause of a '76 Dodge horn that honked crazily in that very moment. The red spotted albumen dripped down from the air-conditioner's casing, while a pidgeon, landed on the cornice, trying to eat up in tiny pecks.

Francesco Bearzatti TINISSIMA Quartet

Francesco Bearzatti TINISSIMA Quartet

Francesco Bearzatti _tenor sax, clarinet, xaphoon

Giovanni Falzone _trumpet, human effects

Danilo Gallo _el. bass, double bass

Zeno De Rossi _drums

http://www.inclinaisons.com/art/15.html
Booking:://www.inclinaisons.com

EL GALLO ROJO PLAYS EL GALLO ROJO

EL GALLO ROJO PLAYS EL GALLO ROJO

EL GALLO ROJO PLAYS EL GALLO ROJO
Francesco Bigoni – sax tenore, clarinetto
Achille Succi – sax alto, clarinetto basso
Piero Bittolo Bon – sax alto, clarinetto contralto
Beppe Scardino – sax baritono, clarinetto basso
Dimitri Sillato – violino, piano
Enrico Terragnoli – chitarra, banjo
Simone Massaron – chitarra
Alfonso Santimone – piano
Danilo Gallo – contrabbasso
Stefano Senni – contrabbasso
Giulio Corini – contrabbasso
Massimiliano Sorrentini – batteria
Nelide Bandello – batteria
Zeno De Rossi – batteria
Martino Fedrigoli – varie ed eventuali

Alfonso Santimone LASER PIGS

Alfonso Santimone LASER PIGS

Alfonso Santimone _piano, composition, arrangements

Piero Bittolo Bon _alto sax, flute, bass clarinet, baritone sax

Francesco Bigoni _tenor sax, clarinet

Daniele Santimone _guitar

Danilo Gallo _doublebass

Zeno De Rossi _drums

SKAN THE SKIN

SKAN THE SKIN

Kathya West _vocals
Valerio Scrignoli _el & ac guitars, fx
Enrico Terragnoli _el guitar, banjo, podophono
Danilo Gallo _bass
Nelide Bandello _drums

 

In un limbo nostalgico, al buio, sdraiati sui soffitti di una sala di rianimazione, in fin di morte, nasce SKAN THE SKIN, un'operAZIONE chirurgica, a mani nude, priva di sterilizzazione e contro ogni precauzione.

ImprovvisaMENTE, l'esigenza di defiBRILLARE cio' che siamo riANIMAndo cio' che sentivamo.

Una sorta di chirurgia estetica di un'era che non e'.

Una trasfusione senti-MENTALE.

La radiografia di una meta-morfosi.

Un taglio nel tempo di un bisturi di VENTO.

La scansione di una superficie interiore.

Elettrocardiogramma piatto con battiti a 361.

Ci stiamo perdendo, toglietevi i guanti e slacciate i camici.”

 (Kathya West)


Rivisitiamo in chiave psico-RI-ANIMA(L)-pop-acustico-rock-jazz-sperimental-wave-punkabilly-rhumbadelica-nostalgicmetal il repertorio delle canzoni classiche del pop anni '80. 

MIDNIGHT LILACS feat. Marc Ribot

MIDNIGHT LILACS feat. Marc Ribot

MIDNIGHT LILACS

Sorto dal decennale sodalizio umano e artistico tra Zeno De Rossi, Danilo Gallo e Chris Speed (i primi due co-fondatori dell'etichetta indipendente e collettivo artistico El Gallo Rojo, impegnati insieme in numerosi gruppi come Guano Padano, Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet, Mauro Ottolini Sousaphonix etc., mentre Speed, virtuoso musicista newyorkese, vanta presenze al fianco di artisti del calibro di Uri Caine, John Zorn, Tim Berne etc.), il progetto Midnight Liliacs nasce nel dicembre del 2011 a Brooklyn con l'unanime intento di coinvolgere nella collaborazione l'eccezionale talento artistico di Marc Ribot.

Sonorità cubane e messicane di canzoni celebri della prima metà del '900, come "Jurame" o "Toda una vida", si affiancano a composizioni originali, abilmente eseguite lungo il filo rosso di una creativa ed elegante interpretazione.


Zeno De Rossi: batteria
Danilo Gallo: contrabbasso
Chris Speed: sax tenore e clarinetto
Marc Ribot (special guest): chitarra

Zeno De Rossi: batteria
Danilo Gallo: contrabbasso
Chris Speed: sax tenore e clarinetto
Marc Ribot (special guest): chitarra

GIOVANNI FALZONE MOSCHE ELETTRICHE

GIOVANNI FALZONE MOSCHE ELETTRICHE

Giovanni Falzone _ leader, compositions, arrangements

Valerio Scrignoli _guitars

Danilo Gallo _electric bass

Riccardo Tosi _drums

1) AROUND NIRVANA

2) RADIO ROSSINI

 

Giovanni Falzone _ leader, compositions, arrangements

Valerio Scrignoli _guitars

Danilo Gallo _electric bass

Riccardo Tosi _drums

1) AROUND NIRVANA

2) RADIO ROSSINI

ENRICO RAVA _ DANILO GALLO DUO

ENRICO RAVA _ DANILO GALLO DUO

ENRICO RAVA _trumpet

DANILO GALLO _bass VI, fx

http://www.musicamgm.it/Formation_detail.aspx?ID=234

booking: http://www.musicamgm.it

DI VI KAPPA 3

DI VI KAPPA 3

Di Vi Kappa 3

Kathya West / voce

Valerio Scrignoli / chitarra

Danilo Gallo / basso



ROLLERBALL

ROLLERBALL

Beppe Scardino _baritone sax, bass clarinet
Piero Bittolo Bon _alto sax, alto clarinet, baritone sax, flute
Massimiliano Sorrentini _drums
Danilo Gallo _double bass
Enrico Terragnoli _guitar, podophono

 

discografia

"IL SILENZIO DEL CAPITANO" (2007)

"POST AMEN" (2013)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgC9mB8yjuU

Rollerball is the first human combustion engine and consists of five simple pistons, all manufactured in various Italian regions. This is its remarkable strength. World unique, Rollerball is a device that produces loud, rolling, blurred sounds. Its unusual 'five points' shape has often stressed his stellar and esoteric character, although it's more often associated to the explosion of plastic micro-charges because of its remarkable physical resemblance with detonations. The lack of a cooling air system forces the engine to be cooled with liquid exclusively derived from the fermentation (total or partial) of grapes. This makes Rollerball most easy to keep in motion than any other engine and has the advantage of increasing its resistance to the aerodinamic noise flow coming from outside.
If supercharged, after the passage of fuel in the compressor or in the turbine of the instruments which it consists of, Rollerball can give rise to uncontrollable sound explosions. Watch Rollerball working is an unknown and obscure experience from which you may not come back.

BLONDE ZEROS

BLONDE ZEROS

Massimiliano Sorrentini _blonde drums, other zeros
Danilo Gallo _bass, other zeros
feat. Giorgio Pacorig  _blonde keyboards

Reinvent jazz from new aestethics is not an issue anymore. The music of the new millennium is more than ever connected to the retrieval and creative arrangement of suggestions coming from the musicians' own experiences. Materials come from the most disparate fields, often eradicated from a cinematography that features dazzling and uncompromised sonic devices. Musicians as biological databases, subtle consciences that give their own memories a new employment. Those memories are redeemed from the tyranny of their original purposes and nostalgic reminiscence. Musicians as liberating - and rescued - souls.
Danilo Gallo and Max Sorrentini's God Fried Finger is a bright manifesto of this finding poetics, an assertion of re-compositional wisdom that ends up bringing the common instrumental functions into question. Blonde Zeros are a bass and a drumset that generate carrier structures, making themselves a story that doesn't depend on further musical layers. Layers that, nevertheless, are there, and valuable: Giorgio Pacorig's visionary keyboards, Piero Bittolo Bon's urgent alto sax, Maria Vicentini's excellent strings, Laura Copiello's voice, Danilo Gallo's poly-instrumentalism.
Recorded by Blaž Celarec in the snow of Ljubljana, this music shines brightly in Enrico Terragnoli's wonderful mix and post-production.

MICKEY FINN + CUONG VU

MICKEY FINN + CUONG VU

Cuong Vu_trumpet, fx
Enrico Terragnoli _guitars, podophono
Giorgio Pacorig _rhodes, piano
Danilo Gallo _acoustic bass guitar, 12strings bass, doublebass
Zeno de Rossi _drums, percussion

 

DISCOGRAPHY

"Dudek!" _El Gallo Rojo Records (2006)

"Gagarin!" _El Gallo Rojo Records (2009)

 



BOOKING & MANAGEMENT : ZERO ZERO JAZZ http://www.zerozerojazz.it 

A truly remarkable quintet, Mickey Finn, embellished by Cuong Vu's trumpet: electric sounds - echoes of Miles Davis in the Seventies and English rock, posterities from Chicago and some funk - spreading in dreamlike and restless landscapes, haunted by low-fi ghosts.
Excellent performance by Giorgio Pacorig on keyboards and Enrico Terragnoli on guitar, backed by a sulphurous Danilo Gallo on bass and by Zeno De Rossi on drums, while Cuong Vu, as usual, paints his poignant and lysergic lines.

The album pays tribute to Soviet aviator and cosmonaut Jurij Alekseevič Gagarin, the first man in space.


NESSO G

NESSO G

Francesco Bigoni _tenor sax
Michele Polga _tenor sax
Danilo Gallo _double bass
Tommaso Cappellato _drums

SPARKLE + ANDY MIDDLETON

SPARKLE + ANDY MIDDLETON

Ettore Martin _tenor sax

Andy Middleton _tenor sax, soprano sax

Danilo Gallo _doublebass

Enzo Carpentieri _drums

BOOKING: ZEROZEROJAZZ  www.zerozerojazz.it

BOOKING: ZEROZEROJAZZ www.zerozerojazz.it 

GUANO PADANO

GUANO PADANO

Alessandro "Asso" Stefana _guitars, steel guitar

Danilo Gallo _bass, organ

Zeno De Rossi _drums, computer

BOOKING: www.ponderosa.it

www.guanopadano.it

Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion feat. Rob Mazurek

Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion feat. Rob Mazurek

Rob Mazurek _cornet
Enrico Terragnoli _alchemist guitar, banjo, podophono
Stefano Senni _doublebass
Danilo Gallo _doublebass, el.bass 
Enzo Carpentieri _drums, percussion, gamelan

or trio with Mazurek, Carpentieri, Gallo

ALL MUSIC IS IMPROVISED

BOOKING: ZEROZEROJAZZ  www.zerozerojazz.it 

 

 

This project began on a misty november morning, from a recording of completely improvised music without any preconceived destination. It was only the red "record" light that gave these five musicians the "green light" to begin their telepathic interplay.
This freat sense of freedom on the part of musicians involved pushed the music into familiar and new territory, towards moving horizons.
I dedicate this work to the musicians of the world that, through their continual creation and pursuit for depth in music, create and mantein a circular motion in life.
Enzo Carpentieri

Enzo Favata OS CAMINHOS DE GARIBALDI

Enzo Favata OS CAMINHOS DE GARIBALDI

Enzo Favata e la Banda Garibaldina di Monte Surdu 

Enzo Favata _tenor sax, soprano sax, sopranino sax, bass clarinet

Flavio Davanzo _trumpet

Filippo Vignato _trombone

Giancarlo Schiaffini _trombone

Alfonso Santimone _piano

Danilo Gallo _doublebass

U.T. Gandhi _drums

Enedina Sanna _texts, narrator

Booking : Jana Project

E-mail janaproject.2010@gmail.com

Website www.janaproject.com



The project stems from the book titled “Os caminhos de Garibaldi na America”, found by Enzo Favata in a Rio de Janeiro’s library during one of his South American tours in 2008. The subsequent idea of telling Garibaldi’s life in an unusual way – between oral storytelling and jazz improvisation – gave birth to the project “Os caminhos de Garibaldi”, a production involving seven musicians, one storyteller and video projection with historical iconography about the legendary hero. 

The story begins with Giuseppe Garibaldi’s last days in the island of Caprera, when the memories of youth became more vivid and present within him, particularly those related to the years spent in South America fighting against dictatorships. That period was crucial for the development of the future general and it also enriched his life with the discovery of love, friendship and feeling for nature, enhanced by Latin American boundless landscape.

Music composers Enzo Favata and Alfonso Santimone have worked on different sound materials. By reinterpreting some opera arias and nineteenth century folk music and mixing them with contemporary sounds, they managed to create a musical blend echoing Brazilian candombe and maracatù’s rhythms as well as those of Southern Italy and of Italian islands’ music traditions.

 This results in a joyful outburst of colours and showcases the interpretative freedom of the complex musical pieces, composed and arranged by Enzo Favata and Alfonso Santimone. By playing with such a musical structure the band’s performances manage to evoke the best of both the Liberation Orchestra and the Sun Ra Orchestra, and in some moments they recall Ellington’s extraordinary music. This highlights the great creativity and interplay of the musicians, coming from different Italian regions, different generations and different music cultures, and it also renders a beautiful and colourful idea of the Italian Unification. 

The band is original both in sound and in the ensemble, being composed by some of the best representatives of Italian creative jazz.

The general timbre is characterised by an intense propulsive energy, featuring an unusual combination of band music and jazz interpretative freedom, that in some moments reveals an extraordinary tenderness.

 

“We could define the band as a proper Garibaldi’s ensemble, where music naturally flows with the energy of the revolutionary fighters and pursues the story of the hero and icon of freedom, Giuseppe Garibaldi. It continues with several flashbacks and different paths, blending together themes of the Resurgence, ancient Brazilian tunes, candombe rhythms and vigorous marches. And in this intertwining of sounds some authentic thematic masterpieces emerge, such as “Va’ pensiero” or the theme of Anita’s ballad and the band’s final piece playing the famous Sardinian traditional melody Corsicana”. (Enzo Favata)



Piero Bittolo Bon Jümp The Shark

Piero Bittolo Bon Jümp The Shark

PIERO BITTOLO BON _alto saxophone, flute
GERHARD GSCHLOESSL _sousaphone, trombone
PASQUALE MIRRA _vibes, glockenspiel
DOMENICO CALIRI _electric and 12-string acoustic guitars
DANILO GALLO _double bass, rickenbacker bass
FEDERICO SCETTRI _drums

contacts: www.pierobittolobon.com

 

A brand new charachter abruptly crashes into the routine of your favourite quintet! The real essence Jump The Shark: will Gerhard, our nice uncle from Bavaria, succeed in helping the band ratings increase, following Scrappy Doo and Cousin Oliver's trail? Will a simple diaeresis be enough to bring back Sugoi Sentai! Gattai!!'s ancient glory? Slippery but abrasive sounds like shark skin, delicious as an resistor-würstel flavoured omelette.
Piero Bittolo Bon

Federico Squassabia WALKABOUT

Federico Squassabia WALKABOUT

Federico Squassabia _piano

Danilo Gallo _bass

Nelide Bandello _drums

 

 

WAYNE HORVITZ EUROPEAN ORCHESTRA

WAYNE HORVITZ EUROPEAN ORCHESTRA

Alex Ward _clarinet, guitar
Massimiliano Milesi _soprano sax
Silke Eberhard _alto sax
Edoardo Marraffa _tenor sax
John Dikeman _baritone sax
Fabio Morgera _trumpet
Luca Calabrese _trumpet
Gerhard Gschlößl _trombone
Sebi Tramontana _trombone
Alexander Hawkins _piano
Danilo Gallo _doublebass
Zeno de Rossi _drums
Wayne Horvitz _conduction, compositions, arrangements

 

booking : http://www.exb.it

Alberto Lofoco alberto@akamu.net

WAYNE HORVITZ ITALIAN BANDSTAND

WAYNE HORVITZ ITALIAN BANDSTAND

Enrico Terragnoli - electric guitar
Wayne Horvitz - piano and composition
Danilo Gallo - double bass
Zeno de Rossi - drums

booking : www.exb.it

Alberto Lofoco alberto@akamu.net

 

Enzo Favata DECODER 4et

Enzo Favata DECODER 4et

Enzo Favata _reeds, live electronics

Marcello Peghin _electric guitars, bariton acoustic guitar

Danilo Gallo _bass, fx

U.T. Gandhi _drums, live electronics

 

feat. in some special events Enrico Rava _trumpet

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhE6nGnSRnE

Danilo Gallo DARK DRY TEARS

Danilo Gallo DARK DRY TEARS

Danilo Gallo _electric bass, bass VI

Francesco Bearzatti _tenor sax, clarinet

Francesco Bigoni _tenor sax, clarinet

Jim Black _drums

 

Danilo Gallo, an ecletic, crossover, creative, risk-loving bass player, always ready and curious to new adventures, leads this new quartet formed by friends of international significance, like the high-class Brooklyn based drummer Jim Black, one of the more influential musicians of his instrument and one of the greatest makers and representatives of the “New Yorker Downtown Music”, than the award-winning Francesco Bearzatti (Paris based), friend of thousand adventures with his band Tinissima 4et, than the young talented Francesco Bigoni (Copenaghen based), co-adventurer of the italian collective-label experience El Gallo Rojo, both on tenor sax and clarinet, like in a specular and simmetric frontline.
With this band Danilo Gallo gives sound to his hidden soul, a mix of melancholic-punk-retrorock-melodic-grunge feelings, lubricating her through the music, using the universal language of jazz, which is respected and than wrung out by the fantastic members of the band, giving the opportunity to the dark and dry tears of this soul, to flow.