Enzo Favata

Enzo Favata

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Jazz saxophoniste, composer, soundscape designer. His music comes from the ancient roots of his island, Sardinia, mixed with jazz, latinoamerica and contemporary music. His best known works are "Voyage en Sardaigne", "Made in Sardinia", "The New Village". More on www.myspace.com/enzofavata

Biography

Enzo Favata is one of the most active and best known Sardinian musicians on the Italian and international music scene, having played more than 2,000 concerts the world over.
His research weds tradition and modernity and ranges between different musical cultures.
He has studied classical and jazz saxophone, plays the soprano, sopranino and tenor sax, and the bass clarinet, as well as other ethnic wind instruments, above all from Sardinia. He is also a capable user of electronics, that he utilises together with acoustic instruments.
He has played and recorded with Dino Saluzzi, Miroslav Vitous, Dave Liebman, Enrico Rava, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Django Bates, Lester Bowie, Flavio Boltro, Michel Marre, Tenores di Bitti, and many others.

His concert-playing experience is flanked by production of sound tracks, working for cinema, radio and television, dance and the theatre. He has designed and realised sound environments for museums and exhibitions.
Award for best soundtrack at the Fantastic Film Festival of Estepona (Spain) for The Seer (2007).
Last releases:
"The New Village" with Tenores di Bitti.
"The night of the storytellers" trio

Discography

As a leader

1987 Tangos de La Tardor D.D Band LMJ
1992 Jana Enzo Favata Jana Project il Ponte Sonoro
1995 Islà Enzo Favata Jana Project Robi Droli
1996 Il cielo è sempre più blu Colonna sonora del Film San Isidro
1997 Ajò Enzo Favata Jana Project con Dino Saluzzi Robi Droli
1998 Voyage en Sardaigne Enzo Favata ed artisti del folclore sardo il manifesto
1999 Atlantico Enzo Favata Quintetto Atlantico il manifesto
2001 Boghes and Voices Enzo Favata e Cuncordu di Castelsardo Synphonia (Harmonia Mundi Germania)
2003 Made in Sardinia Enzo Favata Quintetto e Tenores di Bitti CCn’c Records / Il manifesto
2004 Crossing Enzo Favata doppio album di inediti live di 15 anni Blu Studio (IRD)
2005 No man’s land Enzo Favata Sixelectrix Splasch records
2007 The New Village Enzo Favata tentetto feat. Tenores di Bitti il manifesto
2009 The night of the storytellers (trio with M. Peghin, guit., Y. Goloubev, cb)

Compilation various artists

1991 Storie Musiche e Canzoni Compilation artisti internazionali Virgin
1992 Sonora 3 Compilation artisti internazionali Materiali Sonori
1997 Anime Mediterranee Compilation artisti internazionali Olis
1999 World Festival of Sacred Music Compilation Internazionale CCn’c Records (Germania)
2004 Nu Tango Compilation internazionale Union Square Music (UK)

Set List

His projects on tour in 2009

THE NEW VILLAGE Tentet featuring Tenores di Bitti
ENZO FAVATA
soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
live electronics, samplers
RICCARDO PITTAU
trumpet
DANIELE DI BONAVENTURA
piano, bandoneon
ALFONSO SANTIMONE
piano Fender Rhodes
DANILO GALLO
double bass, electric bass
U.T.GANDHI
drums, percussion, samplers
TENORES DI BITTI REMUNNU ‘E LOCU
DANIELE COSSELLU oche and mesu oche
PIERO SANNA oche and mesu oche
PIERLUIGI GIORNO contra
MARIO PIRA bassu

THE NIGHT OF THE STORYTELLERS trio
Enzo Favata, sax soprano and tenor, bass clarinet
Yuri Goloubev, double bass
M. Peghin, guit.

GAMES quartet
Enzo Favata, sax soprano e sopranino
Anja Lechner, cello
U.T. Gandhi, drums
Marcello Peghin, guit.

MEDITERRANEAN MEETING quartet
Miroslav Vitous, cb.
Enzo Favata, sax
Daniele di Bonaventura, piano, bandoneon
U. T. Gandhi, drums