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Mattia Cigalini "Soul 4": Arriving Soon - Introducing Mattia Cigalini

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Ha poco più di venti anni Mattia Cigalini, ma il suono che esce dal suo sax ha già i lineamenti, la grana importante e la forza espressiva di una maturità raggiunta. Arriving Soon è un album che traduce il grande rispetto di Mattia per la tradizione jazzistica, studiata e assimilata quotidianamente e qui condivisa, in fase di scelta del repertorio, con il produttore Paolo Scotti.

Dieci i passaggi in scaletta, molti dei quali sono riletture di pagine di un passato poco battuto - tra gli altri troviamo brani di Victor Feldman, Bobby Watson e Oscar Pettiford - , più un paio di slanci di sicuro impatto firmati dal giovane leader. Il primo, "Ciga(R) Smoke" giocato su tempi sostenuti, colpisce per la forte impronta hardboppistica impressa da Mattia e dall'altro grande protagonista di questa incisione, Fabrizio Bosso, in vena di interventi decisivi; il secondo, la ballad "If You Believe," emana una melodia che ti si mette piacevolmente addosso come quel caldo maglione che in inverno non vorresti mai togliere.

Difficile trovare punti deboli in Arriving Soon, un album che grazie a un lavoro in studio svolto in maniera diretta (si tratta praticamente di sole prime take) ha mantenuto la brillantezza dell'esecuzione e l'ispirazione necessaria per andare ben oltre le consuetudini.


Track Listing: 1. Arriving Soon; 2. Lisa; 3. Blue Minor; 4. New Dehli; 5. Destination; 6. Wheel Eithin a Wheel; 7. Bohemia After Dark; 8. Ciga (R) Smoke; 9. If You Believe; 10. Sambop.

Personnel: Tullio De Piscopo: batteria, percussioni; Fabrizio Bosso: tromba; Mattia Cigalini: sax alto; Andrea Pozza: pianoforte; Riccardo Fioravanti: contrabbasso. Ospite: Stefano Serafini: tromba e flicorno (#3, #7, #9).

Title: Arriving Soon - Introducing Mattia Cigalini | Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: Iceni

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