NEWS

Astral Travel was welcomed and well received at Mau Mau Bar in London with great energy and enthusiasm by the Jazz Re:Freshed crew and a wonderful audience. It was great to finally meet in person the masterminds behind this generous collective, Adam Moses, Justin McKenzie and Bunny Bread and we were honored with the presence of some vip's such as Dego and Robert Strauss.



Physical copies of the album with refined graphic design and packaging are finally available at http//:jazzrefreshed.bandcamp.com/album/cosmethic



Here's an extract of the gig while performing "My Body Needs To Breathe, I Doesn't" with Alessia Obino (voice), Anna Maria Dalla Valle (flute), Paolo Corsini (keys) and Marco Privato (bass).

After 6 months of intense work the album "COSM'ETHIC" with my new project ASTRAL TRAVEL is out on the great UK label JAZZ RE:FRESHED. The band includes Alessia Obino (voice), Anna Maria Dalla Valle (flute), Paolo Corsini (rhodes/synths), Marco Privato (bass) and special guests MC's Chauncey Yearwood and Yah Supreme.


 
The album includes original compositions and improvisations by members of ASTRAL TRAVEL and it indends to be a tribute to Spiritual Jazz and a dedication to one of my mentors Harry Whitaker, mostly known for his composition "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby!" with Roy Ayers & Ubiquity and for his master album "Black Renaissance".

Each song tries to express the various stages of Astral Traveling, a technique to master lucid dreaming and out of body experiences leading to higher spiritual realizations.

I want to give special thanks to the following people for the support and inspiration in the making of this album:

Alessia Obino, Anna Maria Dalla Valle, Paolo Corsini, Marco Privato, Adam "Rock" Moses, Justin "Top Rock" McKenzie, Bunny Bread, Enrico Crivellaro aka "Volcov", Max Trisotto, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Emi Onishi, Rabih Beaini aka "Morphosis", Mauro Santinello, Chauncey Yearwood, Yah Supreme, Andy Barlow, Dego, Kaidi Tatham, Akwasi Mensah, Theo Parrish, Patrick Gibin, Alessandro Zamperini. 

On AUGUST 15 2013 ASTRAL TRAVEL will perform the CD releasy party at Mau Mau Bar located at 265 Portobello Rd. West London - UK. Can't wait!!



After 6 months of hard and intense work the album "COSM'ETHIC" will be released on July 22 2013 by UK label and collective Jazz Re:Freshed. It is a big honor to be part of this wonderful family of musicians, djs and visual artists that have been making it happen in London through their weekly venue for over 10 years, non stop.
ASTRAL TRAVEL will perform the official album release party on August 15 2013 at Mau Mau Bar in London. I'm very excited to visit the city for the first time and for such an event. Following is the first album teaser shot by Bunny Bread, one of the master minds at Jazz Re:Freshed. Many thanks also to Adam Moses and Justin McKenzie for believing in such a project!

Exactly one year after its first official appearance at the ancient Castle of Padova on June 23 2012, The Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra will perform at the beautiful Villa Cattaneo in San Quirino (PN) for the Friuli Venezia Giulia Festival, on June 21 2013 (facebook event). This is the sixth concert in one year and the sound of the band is really coming together. I have to thank all of the great musicians who've been taking part to the project putting all of their energies and enthusiasm, and the promoters who've believed in this big dream of mine. Here's the great line-up for the concert in San Quirino:

Michele Corcella (arranging/conducting)
Alessia Obino (voice)
Piero Bittolo Bon (alto sax/flute)
Michele Polga (tenor sax)
Giovanni Masiero (baritone sax)
Gianluca Carollo (lead trumpet)
Mirko Cisilino (second trumpet)
Filippo Vignato (lead trombone)
Andrea D'Inca' (second trombone)
Matteo Alfonso (piano)
Pasquale Mirra (vibraphone)
Andrea Lombardini (bass)
Marco Bonutto (percussion)
Tommaso Cappellato (drums) 

 

 This is how the Orchestra sounded a year ago at the Castle. Come check it out now!!

After two great nights at the legendary Jazz Club in Ferrara, the Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra arranged and conducted by Michele Corcella will perform at Vicenza Jazz Festival 2013 following Earth, Wind & Fire concert on Saturday May 11. For more details please visit http://www.vicenzajazz.org


 
Here's the line-up for that evening:

Michele Corcella (arranging/conducting)
Tommaso Cappellato (drums)
Alessia Obino (voice)
Nicola Fazzini (alto sax/flute)
Michele Polga (tenor sax)
Giovanni Masiero (baritone sax)
Gianluca Carollo (lead trumpet)
Mirko Cisilino (second trumpet)
Filippo Vignato (lead trombone)
Federico Pierantoni (second trombone)
Matteo Alfonso (piano)
Pasquale Mirra (vibraphone)
Marco Privato (bass)
Marco Catinaccio (percussion) 

UPPERGROUND ORCHESTRA featuring Rabih Beaini on analog synthetizers-electronics, Piero Bittolo Bon on various reeds, Alvise Seggi on space bass and myself on drums, has been invited to perform at IRTIJAL 2013 the XIIIth International Festival of Experimental Music in Beirut, Lebanon. The performance will take place at Yukunkun, an alternative club and music venue located in Gemmayzeh in Beirut and focusing on a wide range of musical influences, on April 3 2013. To keep updated on upcoming performances and releases click "LIKE" on https://www.facebook.com/UppergroundOrchestra


 

 

NESSO G is one of my favourite co-leading projects, a double saxophone quartet completed by Francesco Bigoni and Michele Polga on tenor sax, Danilo Gallo on bass and myself at the drums. Last year we had the privilege of being invited to play at the very prestigious series OSTINATI 2012 organized by Centro D'Arte degli Studenti dell'Universita' di Padova, a cultural establishment that has been holding international jazz concerts for about 70 years! The performance took place on February 17 2012 at Cinema Teatro Torresino in Padova. Audio recording, video taping and editing by Mirko Di Cataldo. Mixing and mastering by Max Trisotto. Graphic design by Nicola Negri. 






ASTRAL TRAVEL will be releasing the new debut album on the London based label JAZZ RE:FRESHED next May. The CD release party will be held at Mau Mau Bar 265 Portobello Rd. London W11. Visit http://facebook.com/astraltravelmusic to keep updated with all the latest news.

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