Stone Islands Big Band, ’The New Village’ – Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2013

Dave Milligan

Stone Islands Big Band, ’The New Village’ – Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2013

Stone Islands is a collaboration between Sardinian saxophonist, Enzo Favata, and Scottish musicians, Colin Steele and Dave Milligan. A special 11 piece group, consisting of six Scottish and five Italian musicians, all leading players. Their music is rooted just as much in European folk musics – from the Mediterranean islands to the North Atlantic islands – as it is in jazz, and their spirited playing finds constant connections between Italian and Scottish traditions, as well as inspiring beautiful melodies and some astonishingly moving music.

Dave Milligan (piano)
Enzo Favata (saxophones)
Colin Steele (trumpet)
Riccardo Pittau (trumpet)
Filippo Vignato (trombone)
Phil O’Malley (trombone)
Konrad Wiszniewski (tenor saxophone)
Martin Kershaw (alto saxophone)
Graeme Stephen (guitar)
Danilo Gallo (bass)
U. T. Gandhi (drums)