LS008 Labirinti Sonori 2008

1. BEHIND THE DAYS (11:02)
2. FLOATING SKIES (10:22)
3. REFLECTIVE (5:18)
4. AN EVERYWHERE OF SILVER (7:50)
5. NIGHT GATE (9:12)
6. RUNNING STARS (14:12)
7. JUST LOST ( 11:22)
8. THE LION IS DREAMING (6:01)
(To my son Leonardo)

All compositions by Stefano Maltese

Stefano Maltese: soprano & tenor sax, flute, tin wistle
Keith Tippett: piano
Giuseppe Guarrella: double bass (# 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Antonio Moncada: drums & percussion
Carlo Cattano: alto & baritone sax, flute (# 1, 7, 8)
Gaetano Cristofaro: tenor sax & bass clarinet (# 1, 7)
Ivan Cammarata: trumpet & flüegelhorn (# 1, 3, 7, 8)
Tony Cattano: trombone (# 1, 7, 8)
Alberto Amato: double bass (# 1, 7)

Recorded at Sonoria Studio, Scordia, Sicily, September 24 & 25, 2007
Sound Engineer: Vincenzo Cavalli
Producer: Stefano Maltese
Executive Producer: Antonio Moncada, Gioconda Cilio & Stefano Maltese
Cover painting, cover art: Gioconda Cilio

“The Lion Is Dreaming” è un’opera segnata da un evidente lirismo e dalle notevoli capacità interpretative dei suoi protagonisti, che hanno affrontato questo materiale per la prima volta direttamente in studio di registrazione. Al quartetto formato da Maltese, Tippett, Moncada e Guarrella, si avvicendano o si aggiungono gli altri musicisti – abituali collaboratori di Maltese – per dare a ogni pezzo un diverso colore strumentale.

“The Lion Is Dreaming” is a work marked by an evident lyricism and the remarkable interpretative abilities of his protagonists. They have directly dealt with this material, for the first time, in studio recording. In some pieces other musicians – usual collaborators of Maltese – are added to the Maltese, Tippett, Moncada and Guarrella quartet, in order to give a different instrumental color to every piece.