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Turbosound and Midas See a Humbled Joe Lovano Return to His Roots
Italy – The Grammy award-winning Joe Lovano has found his musical comfort zone by continually pushing the boundaries of the jazz genre. His artistic expression is fuelled by new collaborations, and new experiences. One such recent experience for the highly acclaimed saxophonist was the emotive return to his Italian roots in Sicily.
In mid-August, Lovano embarked on the journey to Alcara Li Fusi in Sicily to participate in the festivities of San Nicolo Politi and afterwards performed a special concert as a gift to the citizens of the town and its jazz aficionados. On a personal discovery for ‘the world’s greatest jazz musician in history’, the festival organisers pulled out all the stops, and paid attention to every detail. With the expertise of Arka Service, a specialist audio, visual and lighting rental company in Sicily, Turbosound and Midas had quite the show to deliver.
“Arka Service were asked specifically to enhance the peculiarity of the jazz music so that the intimate atmosphere of the jazz club is recreated even in the large open air concert,” comments Salvatore Barone of Arka Service. “On many other occasions, Turbosound and Midas have proved the best choice so for such a huge international artist like Joe Lovano, we had it covered!”
Held in the town square in front of 1,500 guests, the stage consisted of two hangs of three TFA600H with a TFA600HW cabinet. The FLEX ARRAY TFA600H has a 75 degrees horizontal dispersion with the accompanying TFA600HW delivering 100 degrees horizontal dispersion, which for this concert created clear sound for those all the way to the back of the entire 30 rows.
“It has been straightforward to work with Midas from the very beginning, thanks to its magical pre-amps and EQ precision. The sound that the PRO2 delivers is so incredibly natural so we used this along with a DL251 stage box and it got us out of a tricky situation where we had very limited time for sound checking. In no time at all I had the EQ all setup and ready to go,” boasts Barone!
Lovano delivered a breathtakingly unique performance accompanied by his wife on vocals, Judi Silvano and pianist Salvatore Bonafede. This may just be the start of more award-winning music to come, inspired by his Sicilian adventures, but this special concert was an intimate affair shared with the local people of Alcara Li Fusi.
27th October 2016
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