Perigeo One Shot Reunion is the last unmissable opportunity to listen to the historic band live A perfect supply chain for a dream vinyl for several reasons:
1) Gentlemen an absolutely unique event. The legendary Perigeo reappear after several decades with a truly exceptional operation, the result of a One Shot reunion, in the year 2019 in Florence, a truly unique and final chapter of this glorious formation on the stage of Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. The historical members Giovanni Tommaso, Bruno Biriaco Claudio Fasoli and Tony Sidney are joined by Claudio Filippini on piano and keyboards and Alex “Pacho” Rossi on percussion. The concert is amazing and songs taken from all the albums of the historic association are presented.
2) A special mixing by Andrea Pellegrini (currently stable collaborator of King Crimson, Adrian Belew, Stadio …
3) Attention to detail: from mastering to cutting to printing for a limited and numbered edition. 180 gr.
HISTORY OF THE PERIGEO. Born in 1971 by the will of the double bass player Giovanni Tommaso, the Perigeo represented the Italian way to jazz-rock and progressiv rock in the golden age of this musical genre, with a formation able to compete head-on with overseas giants. , such as Weather reports. The release of the live “One shot reunion” falls exactly 50 years after the release of the first album “Azimut”, which brings together the historical formation: Giovanni Tommaso, bassist and inspirer of the group, Bruno Biriaco on drums, Claudio Fasoli on sax, Franco D’Andrea on keyboards and Tony Sidney on guitars. In its short adventure, which ended in 1977, the band brings together various souls of Italian jazz, coming from different geographical and musical areas, with the addition of a hint of American rock. The formula is certainly not new, but follows an evolutionary path strongly characterized by an original melodic and harmonic component, which often opens up to Mediterranean influences, bringing freshness and a precise identity to the group, so as to make it a unique case, far from the usual patterns. The biting guitar, the psychedelic tip, the frequent changes of atmosphere, also bring the progressive rock public to the Perigeo, guaranteeing an unusual success and fame for those coming from the world of jazz. Since its inception in Rome, the association has been put under contract by the RCA, participating in important national festivals, such as that of the Italian progressive in Villa Pamphili, but also abroad, especially in England and France. In 1973, with the famous album We all have a blues to cry, jazz-prog takes shape, in which the musical identity is better defined, with ample space for improvisation and long solos. With Genealogia, in 1974, the mixture of different musical genres becomes more accentuated. The valley of the temples was born after a European tour on the shoulder of the Weather report. Here the rhythm explodes, colored by Tony Esposito’s participation in percussion. But it is the writing of the songs, combined with funk influences, that makes Perigeo make a further leap forward, sealed by a good commercial success even outside Italy. In 1976 it was recorded in Canada. It is not that far away, more catchy and with room for virtuosity, but the adventure has now come to an end and, after a successful tour, the band disbanded. Il Perigeo comes back on several occasions: in 1980, with the same lineup and the name of Perigeo special, it publishes a concept album dedicated to “Alice in Wonderland”. The Alice album has a pop cut and hosts singers such as Lucio Dalla, Anna Oxa and Rino Gaetano. Later the New Perigeo will also come to life, with a completely new formation, except for Giovanni Tommaso. In the following years, the Perigeo gives life to some reunions. In 1993 he celebrated twenty years of Umbria jazz with the original line-up, except for the drummer Bruno Biriaco, who was temporarily replaced by Roberto Gatto, because in those years Biriaco had abandoned the instrument in favor of conducting. The quintet is reinforced by the percussionist Naco, a genius of his instrument, who died prematurely. In 2008 they play in Rome and Florence with Bruno Biriaco again in his place. The classic line-up is missing Franco D’Andrea, who gives way to Claudio Filippini. D’Andrea, who has decided not to play electronic keyboards anymore, will no longer be part of the next reunion either. In 2019 it is the turn of the Florentine “One shot reunion”, the final chapter of this glorious formation on the stage of Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. The historical members Giovanni Tommaso, Bruno Biriaco Claudio Fasoli and Tony Sidney are joined by Claudio Filippini on piano and keyboards and Alex “Pacho” Rossi on percussion. The concert is amazing and songs taken from all the albums of the historic association are presented. It is extraordinary to see how the Perigee manages to make current music heard more than 45 years ago. The concert, recorded in audio and video, is of an extraordinary freshness and manages to excite from the very first notes. The audio / video recording is not just a document, but above all music at the highest levels, which will not fail to excite the listener.
3A. Abbiamo Tutti un Blues da Piangere
1B. Il quartiere
3B. La Valle dei Templi