Things To Say
Label: CAM Jazz
Piccola Nina; Dark Fire And Desire; Things To Say; Prelude To Salina; Salina; Hidden Smile; No Noise; Seven Dwarves; Mood And Blues; Tira E Molla; Spicy Blues
“Weather Bird”, the 1928 duet recorded in Chicago by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines is a classic of the jazz art. Now, almost a century later, a latter-day trumpeter and pianist come together with a set that captures much of the exuberance of that early recording, but with a depth of experience and deep listening behind it, too. Trumpeter Flavio Boltro and pianist Fabio Giachino show an immediate chemistry on Things To Say, released by CAM JAZZ. Recorded during the dark and still plague-haunted winter of 2020, it traces an arc of emotion that runs from sombre reflection to life-affirming energy. It isn’t a programmatic record; it isn’t “about” 2020, or the specific Italian experience during the pandemic; but it conveys much of that year’s complex and shifting moods. It’s also sheerly and completely entertaining. Great jazz has always come out of adversity – that is perhaps its defining characteristic – and Things To Say fits confidently into that great tradition. Under the supervision of music producer Ermanno Basso, Things To Say was recorded in December 2020 by Alessandro Taricco at Riverside Studio in Torino, Italy, mixed and mastered in January 2021 by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studio in Cavalicco (UD), Italy.
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