Franco D’Andrea ‘s new album for Parco della Musica Records “Intervals I” is the first volume of the full recording of the concert the jazz octet gave on March 21, 2017 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone. In it we feel the typical wave of Franco D‘Andrea’s concerts: thanks to the great familiarity that D’Andrea has with his musicians and that they have with his jazz music, everything happens in a logical, spontaneous sequence along one broad narrative arc. “Intervals I,” goes even further, is the culmination of a decades-long quest that produces not answers, but new questions and new explorations each time.
“Intervals I” encapsulates in one coherent and unified sound world the many worlds visited by Franco D’Andrea over the course of his long career. Worlds sometimes seldom visited , such as electronics, but remained in memory. It is revealing that the outcome of so much traveling is a close investigation of the smallest element of musical organization: the interval. It is minimal element capable, both harmonically and melodically, to characterize and direct the sonority of a piece. Hence begins an investigation and experimentation with sound involving every musical parameter: pitches, timbre, rhythm.