Italian Instabile Orchestra – “Totally Gone” – [Rai Trade]
Italian Instabile Orchestra is an 18-piece jazz big band from Italy??? they bill themselves as avant-garde but to me they sound more orchestral. Their playing is clean and lively ??? reminds me of Zappa (it has lots and lots of itty-bitty fast little notes).
They say they are influenced by The Dead and Timothy Leary, but I don???t hear it. If you are looking for a bright sounding palate cleanser this???ll do. It???s kind of nice to hear a big band that doesn???t affect an exaggerated blues or NYC influence to fake credibility??? they???re very Euro.
Page of Wands, 2/23/11