A WINGING FLOCK
Sikelé Orkestra
Stefano Maltese, Conductor
LS012 Labirinti Sonori 2014

1. FIVE FINE FIRES (1978) 17:21  
2. A WINGING FLOCK (2007) 13:17  
(To Toru Takemitsu)
3.SINGING TREES (2008) 10:08
(To Pierpaolo Faggiano)
4. MALACHI MAGHOSTUT (2010) 8:48
(To Malachi Maghostut Favors)
5. SAND ON HAND (2010) 7:05
6. WAY TO NOWHERE (2004) 16:32
(To John Tchicai)
7. I GOT THE BLUES (1983) 4:35

All compositions by Stefano Maltese

Stefano Maltese – conduction, compositions, arrangements
Gioconda Cilio – voice
Carlo Cattano – soprano & baritone sax, flute, alto flute
Gaetano Cristofaro – tenor sax, Bb & bass clarinet
Ferdinando D'Urso – alto & tenor sax, flute
Giovanni La Ferla – alto & baritone sax
Ivan Cammarata – trumpet & flugelhorn
Salvo Pavano – trumpet & flugelhorn
Sebastiano Bell'Arte – French horn
Corrado Bell'Arte – trombone
Giuseppe Consiglio – trombone
Paolo Sorge – electric guitar
Erika Ragazzi – violin
Giuseppe Guarrella – cello
Sandro Sciarratta – double bass
Giovanni Caruso – marimba
Antonio Moncada – drums
Alessandro Borgia – percussion


Recorded at Sonoria Studio Rec, Scordia, Sicily
November 26 and 27, 2011
Sound Engineer: Vincenzo Cavalli
Mixdown: Vincenzo Cavalli, Stefano Maltese, Antonio Moncada
Producer: Stefano Maltese
Executive Producers: Antonio Moncada and Carlo Cattano for Labirinti Sonori
Cover Art: Stefano Maltese

La “Sikelè Orkestra” è un organico di diciotto musicisti siciliani, che annovera, insieme ad alcuni giovani talenti, alcuni tra i più rappresentativi elementi del panorama jazzistico. Le composizioni e gli arrangiamenti sono di Stefano Maltese a cui è affidata anche la conduzione. Musica nella quale si intrecciano composizione, improvvisazione e conduction, viva e vibrante, siciliana e africana, dal vivo suscita vere e proprie ovazioni. Omaggi a grandi della musica, come John Tchicai, Malachi Favors e Toru Takemitsu.

The "Sikelè Orkestra" is composed of eighteen musicians from Sicily, which includes, along with some young talent, several of the most respected and representative elements, of what is the very best in the jazz scene. The compositions and arrangements are by Stefano Maltese, who masterfully takes on the responsibility of conductor.
Music in which are interwoven composition, improvisation and conduction, alive and vibrant, Sicilian and African; heard live arouses genuine ovation. Tributes to great music by musicians such as John Tchicai, Malachi Favors and Toru Takemitsu.