ALL IS ALWAYS NOW
Stefano Maltese
Aka Quintet
LS 006 Labirinti Sonori 2008

Part One: Now, Before
01. Da-N-Wa (9:24)
02. Falling Sky (10:52)
03. Es-Fo-Wo’D (7:00)
04. South Wind (9:17)
05. Sa-Ha-Ma (9:24)
Part Two: Now, After
06. Down Here (2:27)
07. Ka ‘Ba (7:13)
08. A Silent Cloud (4:33) (To Gioconda Cilio)
09. Endless Circles (10:00)
10. Steps On The Water (6:36)

Stefano Maltese: soprano, alto & tenor saxophone
Ivan Cammarata: trumpet & flüegelhorn
Giuseppe Guarrella: double bass
Antonio Moncada: drums, marimba box
Gioconda Cilio: voice, percussion

All compositions by Stefano Maltese

Lyrics on tracks # 4, # 6 and # 9 by Gioconda Cilio
Recorded at Due Sicilie Studio
Sound Engineer: Fanò Sciandra
Tracks # 1 through # 5 recorded on September 25, 2005
Tracks # 6 through # 10 recorded on May 12, 2007
Mixdown: Stefano Maltese
Producer: Stefano Maltese
Executive Producer: Gioconda Cilio & Stefano Maltese
Cover art: Gioconda Cilio
Cover painting: Stefano Maltese

Primo disco della nuova formazione di Stefano Maltese, AKA Quintet, in cui confluiscono soprattutto le influenze africane e la musica jazz, per creare un blues ancestrale. Le composizioni – tutte di Maltese – lasciano apprezzare anche il linguaggio personale ed incisivo di ciascuno dei musicisti. Due performance che rappresentano una riflessione sul tempo e le sue dimensioni, dal forte impatto espressivo.

First disc of the new Stefano Maltese’s band, AKA Quintet, in which the Africans influences and jazz music flow together in order to create an ancestral blues. The compositions - all by Maltese – give us the possibilities to appreciate also the creative and incisive language of every musician. Two performances, strongly expressive, that represent a reflection upon time and its dimensions.