Antonello Losacco

Label: GleAM Records
Released: 2022
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Almanluna; Alberto's Thing; The Journey; a Terra e gli Uomini; I Tuoi Occhi; Dove Sei; Way Home; Way Home The Return; Ricordi?; Respira;


Album Description

GleAM Records is proud to announce the release of Respira, the debut album of Italian bassist & composer Antonello Losacco, available on CD and digital download/ streaming from 20 May 2022. The album release will be preceded by the single "Almaluna" out on April 28th, 2022. From the first notes, it’s clear the descriptive intent and a musical aesthetic of cinematic breath. The jazz language, meets sound landscapes that refer to impressionism and film music with an authentic and typically European flavor. Composition and improvisation intertwine and merge, creating an organic and never self-referential discourse in which sometimes contrasting scenery follow one another in a narrative, held together by a strong interpretative and writing coherence. A well thought-out balance from the leader that offers pictures of crystalline beauty thanks to the balance between the research on sound (double bass, 6 & 7 string bass) and the expressive strength of the string quartet, of which he explores the timbre possibilities proving his skills as arranger and orchestrator. It’s evident a musical poetics in which great formal cleanliness dominate and a capacity for synthesis in which the topics follow each other, letting themselves be waited for and appreciated by revealing their intentions with a very wide arc of thought. An album to be appreciated in its entirety, in which each song is a miniature in its own right, but which in its temporal course reveals a rich emotional continuity of great depth. The album opens with Almaluna, in which the author seems to want to give voice to the power of tenderness abandoning himself to a dreamlike dimension without time and censorship. The author speaks of it thus: "Experiences of my private life; a whole story made of falls and ascents and, come to a happy ending". The second track on the album is Alberto’s Thing, a melodic puzzle whose true identity isreveals only at the end and in the course of which there is room for energy and groove. It’s the turn of The Journey, song changing and filmic, without improvisations, written by Francesco Schepisi and arranged by the leader in which it’s easy to see the harmonic reminiscences of the first Lile Mays. The fourth track is La Terra e gli uomini, born as a composition for solo double bass, is here arranged and made in double bass duo with Giuseppe Bassi. It’s inspired by a request for help from a spaceship in space, to Mother Earth, and at the same time by the awareness of those above who sent that message, that it is the Earth itself that asks for help and suffers...the difficulties caused by us men. It follows I Tuoi Occhi in which a continuous flow and an interweaving of complementary melodies try to give voice to the inexplicable and contrasting emotions hidden behind a deep look. The sixth track of the album, again in duo with Giuseppe Bassi on double bass, is entitled Dove sei and deals with another theme of life, namely loss. Not the final loss due to a disappearance, but to that condition in which one can find oneself before the end of existence, where contact with reality becomes intermittent, memories of childhood and suffered or presumed wrongs are mixed and the present loses form and meaning. Way Home written by Francesco Schepisi and performed in the intimacy of the duo (piano/ double bass) is, at this point of the album, an ideal point of arrival and quiet in which the two musicians reveal great affinity' expressive building a dialogue of bright inspiration. Also by Francesco Schepisi is the eighth track of the album, Way Home The Return, a small explosive fragment (this time with string arrangements edited by the author) that casts doubt on the quiet just reached. Ricordi? is ideally the word "end" to this inner and emotional journey. A quote of the first theme, but in an even more intimate form and formation. The album Respira closes, described by the author as follows: "the only track to have been composed during the lockdown months and recorded immediately after. It was right to give voice to that irrepressible desire for air, nature and freedom that had sprouted during the 70 days of seclusion. The only composition performed alone, with 7-string bass, in which I tried to exploit every resonance and nuance". An ode to sound and space in which the call of waves and wind frame the leader’s voice closing the circle of this interesting first work of the composer.

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