Baggiani Sabatini Ghebus Project

Playing duo with drummer Mirko Sabatini, another personality of Italian jazz, trumpeter-composer Franco Baggiani continues steadily on his path, shifting between myths and musical exploration and moving into the open terrain of free jazz. While never slipping into nostalgia, he manages to bring alive the warmth of funky and the colors of blues, intensifying and enriching them with electronics.

An exacting project, it aims to preserve the connection with cultural roots, yet it frees the soul to explore creative utopias that today still represent a source of stimuli and vision. His travel companion on this surprise-filled journey is drummer Mirko Sabatini, a versatile and eclectic artist active on the US and Canadian music scene: he brings with him his multifaceted experience, ensuring constant, vital impulse and unpredictable, inspired bursts with which he energizes the recently-released record, Mechanical Visions. The CD clearly nods to the late-60s masterpiece “Mu part 1 e 2” by duo Don Cherry/Blackwell. Baggiani loves Cherry’s melodic aspect and ethnic flavor, while Sabatini applauds Blackwell’s polyrhythmic drumming. The track To Luigi Russolo is a tribute to the protagonist of a short, yet momentous moment in music history, that is, when in 1913 the Futurist movement theorized the possibility of creating music based on the organization of noises, rather than on regulated sound. But then again Mechanical Visions is mainly a sound document communicating an unfiltered desire to experiment, to take risks, to look forward with an awareness of the past. Every track on this CD oozes joy of improvisation, of playing freely with music in a visionary and rigorous style. Produced by Soundrecords label, it is distributed by SR and Believe

Firefly Trio

Elias Nardi Oud (Arabic lute) Franco Baggiani (trumpet and electronics) Emanuele Le Pera (Arabic percussions)
In recent years, this project has focused on the great Arab musical heritage, performing the classical Ottoman-Arab repertoire with a personal and original style. The musicians on the project have not limited their musical research to the interpretation of the classical repertoire, but have given it new life by writing original compositions to create an ideal sound bridge between East and West, between jazz and Arab music, offering ample space to improvisation.
The trio’s first album is due to be released in the early months of 2018.

Sound Street Band

It\’s one of the most amusing productions by “Sound”.
It takes inspiration from the Afro-American Marching bands that have life in New Orleans at the beginning of the century.
The “Sound Street Band” looking to the old jazz passage, like “Hello Dolly” or “Basin Street Blues”, linking this with a modern shape of Afro-American music (rhythm’n blues, funky, etc…).
Street show band that display our self in each party or place with an adequate spaces.
The band it composes by clarinet, brasses, saxophones and percussion.
The group was active from the 1992, but in 1999 they making the album “Marchin the blues”. They take part in the Viareggio Carnival, the ‘On the road’ Festival, the Green Fest; they also take part on inauguration of squares and commercial center in all part of Italy.
They took success in each places.

Sound Orkestra

Classical “Big Band” composed by 12-14 musicians that was born in 1990. Inside the orchestra have playing the best jazz soloist and musicians from Florence. Current it has like important soloist: Andrea Coppini and Giacomo Downie. Franco Baggiani directs this group. They playing from the years ’30-’40 with passage like ‘Stompin’ at the Savoy (C. Basie) till the modern funky like ‘Watermelon man’ (H. Hanchok). They giving attention at the rithm’n’blues passage like “Sittin’ on” and “Basame Mucho”. They were playing in many Italian and Foreign festival, in special in the “Znoymo Festival” in Ceca Republic. Recently, they were playing in Lione (France) where they take a lot of success.

Chorus Quintet

The Band was born from an idea of Andrea Coppini and Franco Baggiani.
Florentine musician with jazz training, but they are active in the contamination style area. The idea is going back to the roots of that contamination, at the period of the Soul Jazz. During the composition, they take inspiration from the original passage. In that period some important musician like C. Adderley, H. Silver and H. Hancock, decides to link jazz and blues, trying to create the first contamination with the soul. From that first experiment, they gave born to the other fusion and contamination until nowadays. The group purpose is recovering that kind of sound. It’s Departing from jazz with matrix in the bop, that link in the root of blues feeling. Give prefer at a vision of jazz more instinctive and going far from the complexity. Anyway, the band want give a personal and actual interpretation of the concepts that were at the based of the soul jazz season. The “Sounds Record” produced the first album: “Step One”.