"Time ago, for many nights, I had some evocative dreams.
I dreamt of melodies suspended in the air, I focused on their melodic lines and I could precisely recognize the sound of my trumpet.
They were very long airs, sometimes hypnotic, interposed by many silences.
I couldn’t lose that feeling and I decided to write them when I woke up.
I thought that the trumpet sound had to be accompanied by the piano and so I composed eight songs for trumpet and piano.
Emanuele, so sensitive and refined, has interpreted them exactly how I thought them.
The general atmosphere of the album is nocturnal, dreamy, nostalgic but enchanting, ancient and gentle, like the soundtrack of an unwritten film.
In this work I decided not to use effects on my trumpet sound since, after many years, I felt the need of purity and cleanliness.
It’s an album completely different from the previous ones, that rank in more experimental music areas.
Dreams is an album of compositions with very limited improvised interludes, I wanted to focus only on the essence of the dreams and on the feeling that they caused me."
Ramon Moro trumpet, flugelhorn
Emanuele Maniscalco pianoforte
All compositions by Ramon Moro
Ramon plays Lotus Trumpet
Emanuele plays Grotrian Steinweg piano, 1921
Recorded and mixed by Carlo and Andrea Poddighe at Studio Poddighe, Brescia, on December 7-8, 2018.
Mastered by Michal Kupicz.
Cover photo by Fabio Oggero.
Layout design by Luigi Pugliano
Black rings by Design Digest
released May 10, 2019