Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Here is the fourth chapter of a decade-old musical epic, still starring the adventurers Alexandre Co^te and Bruno Lamarche on saxophone, Clinton Ryder on bass and drummer Isaiah Ceccarelli. The great American trombonist Ray Anderson, who joined the expedition in 2008, quickly became a key member of this sonic endeavor. Arrabbiata is the Italian word for "angry", but also refers to the spicy tomato-sauce that accompanies the famous penne dish. The inspiration for the title tune came from adding the rage, hopes and vitality expressed during the Arab Spring protests movements to the sauce.
Personnel: Félix Stüssi (piano); Ray Anderson (trombone); Alexandre Côté (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Bruno Lamarche (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Clinton Ryder (acoustic bass); Isaiah Ceccarelli (drums).
Audio Mixer: Paul Johnston .
Recording information: Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal (03/23/2013).
Photographer: Pascal Milette.