Artist: Nagual     Album: Italocarioca     Label: Caligola Records     Code: Caligola 2313


  • Italocarioca

  • Nagual

  • 29 July 2022

  • Caligola 2313

  • 8033433293130

  • Digital,

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  • Created on : 28 June 2022

  • Total songs : 12

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Press Release

«Italocarioca» is the fourth album as leader by the Venetian saxophonist Nagual, alias Giovanni Ancorato (the name is taken from Mexico’s indigenous tradition), and comes after the debut «Quintessenze» (Caligola), «Private Dancer» (Alfa Music) and «Sketches» (Caligola), released just three years ago. On this work too all the tunes, composed by Nagual, are characterized by a synthesis of jazz and Brazilian music. The openness to African, Asian and Latin American cultures has always been a characteristic of Nagual’s jazz, a veteran saxophonist who has distilled them on recordings, making them all precious. Nagual only enters the recording studio when he feels he really has something to say. In this case he openly and shamelessly reveals all his great and visceral love for Brazilian Popular Music, not only samba and bossanova. But in the warm and persuasive voice, sometimes a little rusty, of his tenor sax I hear not only that of Stan Getz, but also that of a great and forgotten Argentine saxophonist, Gato Barbieri. Paolo Vianello’s piano is really superb at his side, but they still significantly make this jazz rich in aromas and Brasialian rhythms three extraordinary specialists of this music, who have very few rivals in Italy: Stefano Scutari, Paolo Andiolo and the brilliant Roberto Rossi. We are in front of twelve refined songs, all composed by Nagual, which we recommend you enjoy from the beginning to the end. A music that does not threaten new horizons but that puts in peace with the conscience, genuine and sincere, always enjoyable.

Track List

01) Carnaval
02) Crianca

03) Alba
04) Shambala

05) Daimon

06) Carrosel

07) Bituca
08) Sadhana
09) Rio
10) Se
11) Tangram
12) Yoyo

All music  composed and arranged by Nagual (Giovanni Ancorato)


Nagual (tenor sax)
Stefano Scutari (guitar, cavaquinho)

Paolo Vianello (piano)
Paolo Andriolo (bass)

Roberto Rossi
(drums, percussion)

Recording Data

Recorded and mixed in October 2021 at Artesuono Recording Studios, Cavalicco (Udine), by Stefano Amerio.


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