“Heroes”: homage to David Bowie at UJ21 on July 15
On stage a double bill with Imany Voodoo Cello
Paolo Fresu plays David Bowie. And this would already be enough to “make news”. He does it in the company of a stellar cast with Petra Magoni, Filippo Vignato, Francesco Diodati, Francesco Ponticelli, Christian Meyer: a real “front page” news.
“As soon as this project was proposed to me”, says Paolo Fresu, “I felt honored and excited. I decided to put together a unique band, created for this project, with great eclectic musicians coming from different experiences, even far from jazz. I think this is a great value. Approaching David Bowie’s music is a great emotion and also an extraordinary opportunity for all of us.”
Fresu & Co. sink their hands on about 30 pieces, including Life on Mars, This Is Not America, Warszawa, When I Live My Dreams. Each member of the band gave his own contribution in the arrangements, giving more variety and dynamism to the project.
Petra Magoni, as vocalist, enjoys the greatest freedom, but the concert still focuses on teamwork. Returning to Fresu’s words: “Bowie is an immortal author who has always been close to jazz. We will try to have the utmost respect for his art but also to be proactive, casting a new look on these songs”.