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Massimo Colombo, Maurizio Quintavalle, Enzo Zirilli: Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)

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Massimo Colombo, Maurizio Quintavalle, Enzo Zirilli: Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)
Dopo l'ottima prova dell'anno scorso in cui il trio aveva omaggiato Bud Powell in Powell to the People, Massimo Colombo e soci riscendono in campo, puntando questa volta al repertorio dei Weather Report.

In tutto otto brani tratti da quattro importanti album della band americana pubblicati tra il 1976 ed il 1985: Black Market ("Black Market," "Elegant People"), Heavy Weather ("A Remark You Made," "Teen Town," "Palladium"), Mr. Gone ("Punk Jazz," "Pinocchio") e Sportin' Life ("Face on the Barrom Floor"). Anche in questo caso il lavoro brilla per rigore, tecnica, eleganza e capacità di andare all'essenza delle composizioni dei Bollettino Meteorologico. Il tutto senza strafare o eccedere in sterili virtuosismi, ma attraverso un rispettoso lavoro di ri-elaborazione e di semplificazione acustica.
Una "rilettura" di matrice minimalista che piacerà sia a chi ha amato l'arte compositiva di Joe Zawinul o di Wayne Shorter perché potrà riscoprirne l'anima tematica più profonda, sia a chi per la prima si avvicina alla musica della band.

Tra le tracce più riuscite dell'album, la brillante rivisitazione della ballad "A Remark You Made" di Joe Zawinul.

Track Listing

Palladium; Teen Town; Elegant People; A Remark You Made; Black Market; Punk Jazz; Pinocchio; Face on the Barroom Floor.

Personnel

Massimo Colombo: piano; Maurizio Quintavalle: double bass; Enzo Zirilli: drums.

Album information

Title: Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report) | Year Released: 2019 | Record Label: Self Produced


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