COSMIC FUSION & SPIRITUAL JAZZ
Tommaso Cappellato (drums)
Alessia Obino (voice)
Anna Maria Dalla Valle (flute)
Paolo Corsini (piano & synths)
Marco Privato (bass)
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Astral Travel is a band inspired by drummer and composer Tommaso Cappellato. It's a tribute to Spiritual Jazz, a style that Cappellato came to discover through one of his mentors during his 9-year permanence in New York, pianist and arranger Harry Whitaker, composer of "Black Renaissance", a 70's rarity. The name of the project is suggested by one of Pharaoh Sanders' compositions, a key player in this particular genre since the mid sixties, along with Sun Ra, John and Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp and many others.
In July 2013 Tommaso Cappellato & Astral Travel release the album "Cosm'ethic" for the UK label Jazz Re:freshed, an establishment in the underground scene for jazz, funk & soul worldwide, receiving entusiasthic feedback from illustrious DJs:
Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio 6 "yessir love it!"
Mike Chadwick - Jazz FM "Been streaming it over the weekend, incredible."
Patrick Forge - Da Lata "Thank you so much, it renews my faith in music when you put out music of such pedigree, this album blew me away. I can certainly hear the influence of Harry Whittaker, but that's a great influence to bring to bear! Sublime."
Robert Strauss - Personal Life "beautiful, up lifting...apocalyptic - Another quality / forward thinking & release from a classic imprint with with an unmistakable sound"
Mr. Bongo - “Were feeling this at Bongo HQ for sure, Spiritual sunshine business”
FROM THE JAZZ RE:FRESHED SITE...
Here's a little teaser of the forthcoming Jazz re:freshed release "COSM'ETHIC" from superlative Italian drummer Tommaso Cappellato and his mercurial outfit, Astral Travel. Mentored by the legendary Harry Whitaker, Tommaso Cappelatto & Astral Travel have created a thoughtfully constructed work, steeped in the sensibilities of deep spiritual jazz, yet futuristic and fresh in it's execution. This is a project we are extremely excited about.
July 7 2012 - Bugs Festival/Corte Radisi, VERONA (IT)
September 28 2012 - Laurin Bar, BOLZANO (IT)
August 15 2013 - Mau Mau Bar/Jazz Re:freshed, LONDON (UK)
September 28 2013 - Bar Viola Viola, SCHIO (VI) (IT)
October 13 2013 - Prince Charles/Free Spirits/Steve Reid Found., BERLIN (DE)
October 19 2013 - Teatro Miela/Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz, TRIESTE (IT)
November 01 2013 - Fishmarket "Resurrection", PADOVA (IT)