No Avant Garde Project, Improvisationen, disco de 1968 do sexteto italiano Gruppe Nuova Consonanza: John Heinemann (violoncelo, trombone); Walter Branchi (contrabaixo); Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini (percussão); Franco Evangelisti (piano) e Ennio Morricone (trompete). Cinco temas, originalmente editados em LP pela Deutsche Grammophon. A última faixa da sequência apresentada pelo AGP (cadenza), retirada do Musikrat - Zeitgenossische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, é um tema de free jazz alemão dos anos 60. Tocam Manfred Schoof (trompete); Gerd Dudek (saxofone tenor); Jacky Liebezeit (flauta e bateria); Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano); Buschi Niebergall (contrabaixo) e Sven-Ake Johansson (bateria).
Manfred Schoof: 'Cadenza' symbolizes the pre-eminence of playing. Our ability to play becomes a force which imparts form. We have time and a chance to play: this makes a piece possible.In fact, ‘cadenza’ (8'45) is a multi-section jazz process which not only gives the musicians a chance to play solo cadenzas but is also articulated formally by a recurrent complex of motives and a frequently-cited chord sequence.
On this basis, with the agreement of all, the bounds of the group's sphere of operation have been laid down: i.e. the bounds of the tempered system. This restriction is accepted by all the group's members, and in fact it provides the freedom of expression needed to evolve a distinctive contemporary style within the traditional system. Various exercises in all categories have been devised: exercises in time, in the relationships between levels of pitch, different dynamics etc. Each of these exercises is repeated until the particular problem has been solved, and a level of attainment has been reached which satisfies everyone. This is of great importance, as discipline leads to self-control, then to the final result of meaningful improvisation.