The fact that the misshapen version of “Giant Steps,” which sounds as if it was composed by Ralph Steadman, isn’t the strangest thing on BS10 Live in Pisa should give you a good sense of what you’re in for. Beppe Scardino’s dectet is rich with talent from the Italian scene, with names like Piero Bittolo Bon, Simone Graziano, Gabriele Evangelista, and Dan Kinzelman among the personnel. These are all musicians who have made a career out of scarring melodies, warping harmonies, and brutalizing the physics of rhythm to their liking. Six wind instruments give the music a big sound, while guitar and the rhythm section sets everything on fire. Free and wild and fun.
ENG daily.bandcamp.com, Dave Sumner (jan.2019)