A compilation album which contains the original soundtracks composed by jazzman trumpeter, Paolo Fresu, for two motion pictures:
"ILARIA ALPI: Il Più Crudele Dei Giorni": The 2003 film directed by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani. It is a drama based on the true story of Italian reporter Ilaria Alpi (interpreted by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her cameraman Miran Hrovatin (interpreted by Rade Sherbedgia), both murdered in Somalia in 1994, after having uncovered a huge governmental corruption scandal. Also starring Amanda Plummer, Tony Lo Bianco and Angelo Infanti.
"L'ISOLA" The 2003 film directed by Costanza Quatriglio, set on the beautiful island of Favignana, in Sicily. It is the story of brother and sister Turi and Teresa, and their coming of age on the small fisher's island of Favignana, best known for the traditional "mattanza": the massive fishing of tunas. ("L'Isola": tracks 5,12,13,18,21,24,25.)
A collection of exotically ethnic original tunes composed by trumpeter Paolo Fresu. Allow him to take you by the hand and lead you through this personal cinematic journey, along with friends Diederik, Nguyen, Furio, Dhafer, and Federico...
"Once I stated in an interview to a French magazine that we jazz musicians are voleurs de musique “thieves of music”. We take it from the everyday life and we return it already metabolized with our timbre in a becoming that irremediably belongs to us.
My improbable theory might be confirmed by this recording, which contains parts of two soundtracks composed during the course of one year, for two different films. I tried to steal and collect from the heart of two stories-- the tragic one about Ilaria Alpi directed by director Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani and the delicate one about the Favignana children and elders directed by Costanza Quatriglio-- in order to offer in a new form what I learnt from them." (Paolo Fresu)