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Ferdinando Farao

FERDINANDO FARAO' & ARTCHIPEL ORCHESTRA Artchipel Orchestra is an ongoing project of drummer, composer and conductor Ferdinando Faraò. Artchipel is an experiment which has given excellent results, appreciated from both audiences and critics (e.g.: the critics poll of “Musica Jazz” magazine - 81 critics - awarded Artchipel the title of best Italian jazz band of 2012 and 2017). From a repertoire of original songs, the band moved to own arrangements of compositions by Mike Westbrook, Alan Gowen, Fred Frith and Dave Stewart and recorded all of those arrangements on its first cd, released in Autumn 2012: “Never Odd or Even”, featuring Phil Miller and including liner notes by Jonathan Coe

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