Italian Doc Remix


Chicago, IL


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8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.

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Founded by Italian guitarist/composer Marco Cappelli and Italian-American percussionist Jim Pugliese, IDR (Italian Doc Remix) has carved out a unique musical niche on NYC’s Downtown scene since 2004. The ensemble fuses jazz improvisation, rock, and Italian folkloric/ early music sources to excavate the cultural memory of generations of Italian immigrants and explore the musical space where traditions blur and cross-contaminate, memories fade and distort, and new post-immigration sounds are born. IDR’s newest album, Pandemonium, takes their project to the next level with the addition of a half-dozen of Southern Italy’s finest musicians to the group’s usual lineup.

Pandemonium was recorded in Italy during IDR’s 2019 residence at the Pomigliano Jazz Festival — one of the most prestigious festivals in the South of Italy. IDR invited local stars from Naples and Palermo to collaborate on these sessions, including saxophonist Daniele Sepe, singer Guido Sodo, electronic composer Elio Martusciello, frame drummers Massimo La Guardia and Bruno Spagna, dub master Manfredi Clemente, actor Andrea Renzi, and choir conductor Ciro Visco.

IDR is vocalist Francesco Pellegrino, guitarist composer Marco Cappelli, bassist and clarinetist Doug Wieselman, trombonist Roberto Schiano, contrabassist Ken Filiano, and drummer Jim Pugliese.

“IDR’s music reflects the process of the immigrant's memory’s distortion from second generation on, say Cappelli and Pugliese. “This is what happens by living in the New York cultural melting pot with a strong traditional background; IDR’s music is at the same time far from the original source – for geographic, chronological and cultural reasons – and full of tradition’s elements. IDR’s music is impossible to fit in any conventional standard.” - Suzanne Fiol (Issue Project Room founder, NYC)

The performance by Italian Doc Remix is made possible through the generous support of the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

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3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

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Italian Doc Remix