|"N.A.D.M.A. was officially born between August and the beginning of September 1972 during the time spent in a little village in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The identity and musical orientation of the collective centered on the convergence of heterogeneous interests and sensibilities coming from avant-garde jazz experiences liberated by post-free currents, from classical studies, or from musicians also active as visual artists, who had cultivated an instrumental practice utilising spontaneous expression.
All the group members assimilated and creatively incorporated the most progressive influences of Afro-American music and the contemporary neo-avant-garde, but shifted noticeably in the direction of the contemplative and ecstatic vitality of non-European, especially African, musical cultures. The Natural Arkestra Da Maya Alta was, and still is, known to a limited group of devoted listeners on the merits of the only record released by RCA in 1973. The group, which represented one of the most innovative entities among the collectives of improvisers active in those years, perfectly expressed its musical virtues in a limited number of periodic live events.
The concerts took place mostly in Milan during 1973-74. The CD starting this series, Paura, is named after the first track of the N.A.D.M.A. concert at Circolo Lepetit in Milan in March 1973, presented here in its entirety. In this concert, the very first live concert preserved on tape, N.A.D.M.A. already performs a well-established repertoire, integrating and expanding upon the material of the RCA LP. Davide Mosconi himself documents the aesthetic and existential horizons of N.A.D.M.A. in a typed text and handwritten notes presented here, which also include biographical data about all members of the group. The 16-page booklet also includes an essay by Gabriele Bonomo as well as original documents and photos."
Davide Mosconi (piano, voice); Marco Cristofolini (percussion, Arabian violin); Gustavo Bonora (violin, cello, African flute); Inez Klok (harp, voice); Franco Pardi (alto sax, trumpet); Mino Certetti (double bass, voice); Mino Vismara (cello, voice); Otto Davis Corrado (baritone and soprano sax); Talia Toni Marcus (viola)