by Fabio Badolato & Jonny Costantino
Italy, SD digital, 110′, 2005
Jazz Confusion is a voyage for competent and not within the universe of Jazz.
A manifold voyage within the frame of the 25° anniversary of “Rumori Mediterranei Jazz Festival” which embodies inevitable glimpses of visions of Calabria, of a south of the soul and of a controversial desert that demands reflection and expression.
The work’s structure is divided into three sections: “Between jazz and cinema”, “Compose for the cinema”, “Demons at noon”. The main protagonists are, in order of appearance: Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco (filmmakers authors of masterpieces such as “Lo zio di Brooklin”, “Totò che visse due volte”, “Il ritorno di Cagliostro”), Nicola Piovani (Oscar-winning composer for the soundtrack of La vita è bella, and author of music for Fellini, Monicelli, the Taviani brothers, Benigni, Bertolucci, Moretti …), Enrico Rava (world-famous trumpet player who has played with many of the greatest jazz musicians ever, from Miles Davis to Chet Baker), Virgil Mihaiu (expert in jazz and musical contamination and author of a recent history of Romanian jazz), Salvatore Bonafede (pianist and author of the music of the last works of the “palermitaneschi” directors, including “Il ritorno di Cagliostro” and “Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano”).
The original music is improvised by Paolo Damiani and his cello.