Producer: Marco Zurzolo
Some author’s notes:
“Polvere di Napoli” is my second record.
It’s a various and complex albulm, a kind of musical trip where its different sounds change and mix together continuously.
The compositions of this cd (as it happened in “Lido Aurora”) try to combine European Southern-East traditional music and the Mediterranean one, with strong references to jewish and balcanic music, and the neapoletan one obviously.
Music in these countries is very important and people’s sufference seems to take their music to the same direction.
My curiosity toward ethnic music take me further, to North and South America. I have tried to find the orally passed on music there, the one that was really created by people and, therefore, reaaly reflect their character.
Right in the period when I made this albulm, I was requested to compose the soundtrack of Antonio Capuano’s film “Polvere di Napoli”. This film, its atmosfhere, was very similar to what I had in my mind for this cd. Therefore, it was natural to put some songs of the film into my cd and some musical idea of my cd into the film.
Finally I want to thank Francesca Zurzolo for having been able to express with her voice the real soul of this cd.0
A curiosity: two great actors, Silvio Orlando e Tonino Taiuti perform the song “Alla prima delle prime”
Some technical information
Recording and mixing: studio Il Parco – Naples
Sound engineer: Carlo Gentiletti
This work has been digitally recorded on Sony 3324 S and then mixed on Trident Serie 80B directly on AKAI DD1000.