[CREATION JUNE 2019]
Imagine a golden thread between Toulouse to Tirana via Lecce,
constantly running backwards and forwards between these 3 Mediterranean cities.
We can call this thread the « Pizzica » – a dance trance from southern Italy created by women in order to heal tarantula bites – and to free themselves from the oppression of the patriarchy.
And in the twist of this thread we find hypnotic tarantelles, harmonies from Albania, a bit of jazz, and wild waltzes.
A collaboration not to be missed : Maria Mazzotta, one of the most emblematic voices of the Pouilles region, meets Pulcinella, the explosive jazz quartet from Toulouse.
« The quartet Pulcinella underlines this overwhelming and deep voice, and then sneaks into the gaps just to unleash the horses. (…) You see yourself going in a blink from tears to laugh, this combination is definitely devilish. » La Dépêche.
More electric than the previous ones, their 6th album entitled Ça (It) hosts a gallery of mutant sounds straight out of an Elka organ and pedals of strange effects… An atypical music serving an ode to the Ça (It), a stream of desires without censorship studied by Doctor Freud.
The quartet recorded its last album «Ça» in January 2019 at BMC studios (Budapest Music Center) in Hungary.
Pulcinella offers here a large disc, a dream machine and a remedy for big brothers to make our fears disappear and push us towards our fellow men.
Jean-François Sciabica – Citizen Jazz
Afro crazy caribbean
When the impetuous members of the Toulouse-France based Pulcinella meets with the energic trio from Bogota-Colombia La Perla, the result is PulciPerla! A mixture of swaying and carnal music where the vocal, saxophone, accordion, bass and percussions are all connected to build the rhythm.
Crazy and percussive songs powered by bulerengue, reggaeton, funk and champeta setting fire and making you move.
« A concert ending on a climax regrouping both bands, just to remember that apart from the bliss of the reunion, this kind of practice, in jazz is the founding of a living democracy. » Laurent Brun – Jazz Rhônes-Alpes
Do Pulcinella go in search of that « petit bal perdu », the lost dance from long ago ? Yes they do, in their own unique style, both futuristic and nostalgic, at last a chance to lose all sense of time on the dance floor.
A mischievous mixture of mazurkas, afro-beat,waltzes, merengues and the rest, all tumbling together.
Who cares about the steps once you let yourself go ?
« The Great Reveal », a concert to get you dancing.
More than just a fleeting moment of joy, « Le Grand Déballage » (The Great Reveal ) was a real eye-opener …. showing that finesse has its place in dance music, and that the warmth of a popular and festive style can sit comfortably with Pulcinella’s musical virtuosity
Emile Ricard, programmateur – Festival Le Pied Dans La Bassine