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Friday, October 7, 2016

Roscoe Mitchell & Michele Rabbia live in Padua, October 6th, 2016

What a concert, pals... what a concert!

One of my heroes, a founding member of AACM and Art Ensemble of Chicago with its infinite declinations...  Roscoe Mitchell, now 76, is an elegant, intense, soft-spoken gentleman whose playing and creativity seems endless.

The stage improviser and companion of Mr. Mitchell was Michele Rabbia, a percussionist and sparingly used live electronics musician whose skill, inventivity and sensitivity while interacting with saxello, soprano and alto saxes truly impressed me...

A deep, strong impression, an experience both aural and visual... while Mitchell was blowing his soul out of his instruments, Michele was dancing around his drums and cymbals and assorted percussions...

A showcase of human relationships - i.e among musicians and audience and venue.

I loved this concert as I loved taking some extempore pixies with my mobile.

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