adaptation of the aria "Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" from the opera Le Nozze di Figaro composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
arranged by Mark Tourian
copyright Panormo Music, 2011

recorded February 26, 2012 at Cafe Lamp in Omiya, Saitama-ken, Japan

Some years back I participated an all Mozart concert at the Recital Hall at Suntory Hall. The first half of the show was straight Mozart, the second half was jazz arrangements of a few different Mozart pieces. The singer who put the concert on asked me to do something with one of the pieces, so I arranged this aria for piano, bass and percussion. I was pretty happy with the way it came out, and didn't want the piece to languish after only one performance. So when I began the MT6 project, I decided to try to adapt the arrangement for the sextet, featuring alto sax on the melody.

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