ALBCD 024 – Inspiration Live – Max Ionata Quartet


アルバム『インスピレーション』から5年。伊JAZZIT AWARD – テナー・サックス部門で2年連続1位に輝き、名実ともに同国を代表するテナ ー・プレイヤーへと上りつめたイタリアの伊達男=マックス・イオナータ(ts)による、待望のワンホーン・クァルテット最新作。相方ルーカ・マンヌッツァ(p)、ベテランのジュゼッペ・バッシ(b)、妙技の冴えるニコラ・アンジェルッチ(ds)との熱いステージの模様をここにお届けする。

A long-awaited new live album by the Jazzit Awards “Best Tenor saxophonist” winner for two consecutive years, MAX IONATA. Tracks include his early compositions “I Hope I Wish”, “Blue Art”: A. C. Jobim’s “Luiza”: O. Coleman’s famous blues number “When Will the Blues Leave” on soprano sax: fast bossa arranged “Shiny Stockings” from the album Inspiration and “E.S.C.” in 5/4 from Coffee Time.

ジャズオーディオ・ディスク大賞2014/インストゥルメンタル部門 第14位
#14 on “Jazz Critiques” – Jazz Audio Disc Award 2014 / Instrumental


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Format: CD / ALBCD-024
ARTIST: Max Ionata Quartet
TITLE: Inspiration Live
JAN: 4560312310243


Max Ionata (tenor & soprano sax)
Luca Mannutza (piano)
Giuseppe Bassi (double bass)
Nicola Angelucci (drums)

Rec data:

Recorded at Ueffilo Music Club, Gioia Del Colle (BA) Italy, on January 13th, 2013
Recording engineer: Leo Zagariello
Mix & mastering engineer: Antonio Di Donato
Cover photo [C] Umberto Germinale – Phocus Agency
Back and inside photo [C] Pierluigi Giorgi

Max Ionata plays L. A. Ripamonti custom VI tenor saxophone


  1. I HOPE I WISH (Max Ionata / Raffaele Pallozzi)
  2. BLUE ART (Max Ionata)
  3. AURORA (Max Ionata)
  4. THE BEST THING FOR YOU IS ME (Irving Berlin)
  5. LUIZA (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  6. WHEN WILL THE BLUES LEAVE (Ornette Coleman)
  7. SHINY STOCKINGS (Frank B. Foster)
  8. E.S.C. (Luca Mannutza)

Album previews


dg_logoBrilliant work from saxophonist Max Ionata – one of our favorite musicians on the Italian scene in recent years – and a player who does a wonderful job of mixing the contemporary with the classic! The album’s steeped in older hardbop modes – especially when Max is on tenor – but the overall phrasing and swing of the set picks up some modern elements too – some of the wonderful colors and richer lyricism that you’ll find in the best Italian musicians – and just a touch of snapping rhythm at the right points, showing some of these players’ link to the world of Schema. Ionata plays both tenor and soprano sax – and the quartet features Luca Mannutza on piano, Giuseppe Bassi on bass, and Nicola Angelucci on drums. Titles include the originals “I Hope I Wish”, “Blue Art”, “ESC”, and “Aurora” – plus “Luiza” and “When Will The Blues Leave”. © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.


Best Sound/オーディオ評論家が選ぶ優秀録音盤 #7
イタリアのテナー、ソプラノ・サックス奏者マックス・イオナータのイタリア「Ueffilo Music Club」におけるライヴ録音。ピアノ・トリオがバックのワンホーンということでイオナータの歌心たっぷりの太いサックスが存分に楽しめる。(田中伊佐資)