Flavio Spampinato, vocals, compositions - Matteo Di Leonardo, guitar, compositions - Julien Gillain, piano - Ramon Van Merkenstein, doublebass - Pierre Hurty, drums
Winner of the Dinant Jazz Festival 2018
"Songs between two lands" is an extensive collection of travel notes. Behind these notes are stories of people and places that are deeply connected but separated by distance. Distance can be geographical, cultural or merely in time. Flavio Spampinato and Matteo di Leonardo's compositions are deeply influenced, respectively, by the sounds of South America and Africa which inevitably come together with European jazz and Mediterranean sonorities. The quintet’s sound is rich in colours and shades, the songs are interestingly arranged, each one seeking different combinations of timbres and atmospheres.