Claire Parsons: vocals, effects
Federico Calcagno: bass clarinet
Filippo Rinaldo: piano
Stefano Zambon: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions


“Ever since I’ve known Francesca, she has had an uncompromising vision as both a performer and a composer. Her new recording is one of the most exciting debut albums I’ve heard in recent memory.”


“Il Labirinto dei Topi” by Francesca Remigi is an album full of surprises, of various moods, daring musical approaches and extremely creative, interesting and exciting music. Francesca is not only a talented drummer, creative and original composer, she’s also a true leader and surrounds herself by some of the best young talents to express her personal vision that won’t leave you indifferent. In the end, all I wish to say is that I just LOVE this album and won’t be able to express all the reasons why. Have a listen, but be aware… high addiction risk.”


Nuova Generazione Jazz 2021 (ItaliaJazz) and  Top Jazz 2021 (MusicaJazz) winner Archipélagos is a contemporary jazz band born in Bruxelles in May 2019, led by Italian drummer and composer Francesca Remigi.

In Steve Lehman’s words “Francesca has had an uncompromising vision as both a performer and a composer. Archipélagos’ new recording “Il Labirinto Dei Topi” is one of the most exciting debut albums I’ve heard in recent memory.” Archipélagos’ first album was published by Emme Record Label in January 2021. 

The music is inspired by some socio-political concepts theorized by thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, Roberto Saviano and William McNeill, with the aim of considering and unraveling our society’s internal dynamics and functioning, denouncing its uncertainties and existential angst. Some of the addressed issues are the liquidity of social relationships, the decay of the capitalist free market economy, the evolution of criminal organization and the weapon market’s growth.

Compositional solutions and refined sounds inspired by modern jazz, by contemporary classical music, by progressive-rock music, by Indian carnatic music, by electronic music and free jazz characterize the unique aesthetic of this international quintet, meeting point of different cultures and musical heritages.

Maastricht Jazz Awards 2020 finalist and Barga Jazz Competition 2021 winner, Archipélagos has been performing in festivals and venues all over Europe, such as Rassegna Montagnola 2020, Roskam Brussels 2020, Ambria Jazz Festival 2021, You Must Believe in Spring 2021 (Mantova, 4’33” association), So What’s Next? 2021 (NL), Bergamo Jazz Festival 2021, Barga Jazz Festival 2021. 

Prog Jazz (NL)

Il Labirinto dei Topi is a highly admirable and impressive piece of art. This recording may request some resilience from the average listener, so make sure your stamina for out-of-the-box composition and playing is well-stocked.

Jazz Espresso

Il Labirinto dei Topi is a record full of original and surprising ideas; supported by a lucid aesthetic, at the same time fierce and intriguing.

OndaRock (IT)

However it may be dark, dystopic, rarely soothing and even prone to brutality, Il Labirinto dei Topi is an immersive and shimmering record, which – thanks to wise compositional wiles – can entice listeners with sophisticated solo sections and vibrant collective sounds. It presents a post-Orwellian concept where the metaphor of the rats locked up in the dead-ended maze pervades the whole sonic system.


Francesca is a demanding person who always looks for perfection (maybe because she was born under the sign of Virgo, for believers). Well, my dear friends, here it’s not a matter of zodiac, but strong personality and infinite love for music and rhythm.
Press Reviews

All About Jazz | Concert Review | September 23, 2021
Jazzitalia | Album Review | September 12, 2021
L’Eco di Bergamo | Interview | June 7, 2021
Ondarock | Interview | June 6, 2021
Buscadero | Album Review | May 2021
Blow Up Magazine | Album Review | May 11, 2021
Jazzism | Album Review | May 4, 2021
Prima Bergamo | Interview | April 16, 2021
L’Isola che non c’era | Article | April 13, 2021
Sound Contest | Album Review | April 12, 2021
L’Eco di Bergamo | Album Review | March 29, 2021
Musica Jazz | Album Review | March, 2021
Musica Jazz | Interview | March, 2021
Onda Rock | Album Review | March 12, 2021
All About Jazz | Interview | March 8, 2021
TGCOM24 | Interview | February 17, 2021
MusicheParole | Album Review | February 8, 2021
Extra Music Magazine | Interview | January 18, 2021
Repubblica Milano | Interview | January 17, 2021
Off Topic Magazine | Album Review | January 17, 2021
JazzEspresso | Album Review | January 13, 2021
ProgJazz | Album Review | January 11, 2021
Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia | Album Review | January 7, 2021
L’Eco di Bergamo | Article | December 18, 2020

Notable Performances

So What’s Next? Festival | Eindhoven (NL) 2021
Barga Jazz Festival | Barga (IT) 2021
Ambria Jazz Festival | Sondrio (IT) 2021
You Must Believe in Spring | Mantova (IT) 2021
Bergamo Jazz Festival | Bergamo (IT) 2021
Festival della Balotta | Bologna (IT) 2020
Roskam Brussels | Bruxelles (BE) 2020
Jazz Maastricht | Maastricht (NL) 2020

Francesca Remigi – Contacts

Indirizzo: 74 Mozart Street, MA 02130 Boston (US)
Telefono: +39 3466417752 (ITA), +1 6173199170 (US)