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The story behind this CD is really singular and datse back to a couple of years ago. One day I got an e-mail from Marco Cappelli a young Italian guitarist, living in New York and making quickly a reputation in the avant-garde and improvised music scene. Marco was trying to establish a contact, claiming similarities between my and his experience. I was intrigued by the letter and, even if my recent music was totally on another planet, I decided to write him and establish a relationship that later became a great friendship. The improvised music experiences in the 80s were quite conclusive for me. After ten years of passionate dedication to jazz and everything that revolved around it, I suddenly realized that I was interested more and more in composing, in bringing back my melodic side into the music; I rediscovered my roots and wanted to study and compose, bringing to a close, a phase of my personal artistic life. But... never say never! And in fact during the following years I've been involved in several other avant-garde projects, beside my composing and conducting for orchestra. Like a fire under the ashes, my need to express myself with my beloved percussion in a totally free environment never ceased to exist. When Marco proposed me a concert at the New York Tonic with one of my favorite new music pianist, the great Anthony Coleman, I couldn't refuse. And in the April of 2005 I made my comeback on the improvised music scene with excitement, enthusiasm and a new total commitment. It's with a great pleasure that I release here this CD containing 3 tracks of that concert of my improvised percussion re-birth. I find this music challenging, exciting and in a fluid motion. I hope that this is the beginning for many other experiences to come. Thanks Marco! And thanks Anthony! The CD also features one of the most interesting combos I played with: the trio Williams/Smith/Centazzo. Back in 78/79/80 we did perform and record in many different locations and situations, enjoying a trio-loge never in repetition, but always fresh and full of new ideas. The five tracks presented here were recorded in England and Italy in 1979 and 1980. (Andrea Centazzo)