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Carla Marciano: Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann

Read "Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


On this CD Italian saxophonist Carla Marciano pays tribute to a lifelong influence, the music of film soundtrack composer Bernard Hermann. Hermann wrote a lot of significant scores in his time but Marciano concentrates on his music for thrillers. She mostly deals with his scores for Alfred Hitchcock, but also tackles his music for Martin Scorsese's “Taxi Driver" and Roy Boulting's “Twisted Nerve." Marciano's arrangements of this music divide into two motifs, darkly seductive love themes and boiling ...

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Carla Marciano: Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann

Read "Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Of all the music that might enchant the ears of a child, the dark and often foreboding themes designed by film composer Bernard Herrmann would seem to be at the far end of the line. Nevertheless, as a young girl in Salerno, Italy, that is the music which saxophonist Carla Marciano says “dazzled" her senses, as it has to this day. Hence Psychosis, an earnest salute to Herrmann in which his film scores have been compressed from full orchestra to ...

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Interview

Carla Marciano: Tensione, melodia e improvvisazione

Read "Carla Marciano: Tensione, melodia e improvvisazione" reviewed by Paolo Marra


La libera improvvisazione, aspetto fondamentale della dialettica jazz, ispirata da colonne sonore di film entrati nella storia della cinematografia moderna ormai patrimonio della memoria collettiva. Così potremmo sintetizzare l'ultimo lavoro discografico della sassofonista Carla Marciano, tra le più apprezzate a livello internazionale, dal titolo Psychosis. L'album rappresenta un personale omaggio al direttore d'orchestra statunitense Bernard Herrmann compositore delle colonne sonore dei film di Alfred Hitchcock, tra cui “Psycho," “Marnie" e “Vertigo" oltre che di altri grandi registi come Martin Scorsese. ...

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Carla Marciano Quartet: Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann

Read "Psychosis - Homage to Bernard Herrmann" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Quest'omaggio a Bernard Herrmann si erge oltre la media delle produzioni italiane e internazionali per la sincera e personale adesione di Carla Marciano all'autore di evocative colonne sonore: i classici di Alfred Hitchock (Marnie, Psycho, Vertigo), Brian De Palma (Obsession/Complesso di colpa) o Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver). Un disco così coinvolgente e appassionante (frutto di tre anni di lavoro) non poteva che legarsi a potenti emozioni infantili che reclamavano una matura rielaborazione. Emozioni suscitate da quel magistrale ...

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Carla Marciano Quartet: Stream of Consciousness

Read "Stream of Consciousness" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Si avverte l'influenza di John Coltrane in Stream of Consciousness, l'album firmato dal quartetto capitanato da Carla Marciano. Un'idea non solo musicale, ma di approccio, di spiritualità e modo di plasmare la materia sonora. La leader, che si destreggia sia al sax alto che al sopranino, spiega nelle note di copertina il carattere dell'intera registrazione: un flusso di pensieri, emozioni e sensazioni che scorrono in maniera spontanea, senza un preciso ordine preorganizzato. Del resto la presa diretta in sudio di ...

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Carla Marciano: Change Of Mood

Read "Change Of Mood" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The force: the essence of the great John Coltrane that so many musicians and fans have drawn inspiration from--its roots in the blues, swing, spirituality and exploration. Italian saxophonist Carla Marciano has been heavily influenced by it and channels that energy into her own music where she's well known for her awe-inspiring chops as witnessed on the Black Saint releases--Trane's Groove (2002), A Strange Day (2005), and here on A Change of Mood. As Star Wars' Yoda might ...

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Carla Marciano: Change Of Mood

Read "Change Of Mood" reviewed by John Barron


On Change of Mood, her third release for the Black Saint label, Italian saxophonist Carla Marciano displays her aggressive alto and sopranino playing on an all original set of straight-ahead blowing, featuring the swinging rhythm section of pianist Alessandro La Corte, bassist Aldo Vigorito and drummer Gaetano Fasano. The native of Salerno, Italy bares her musical soul with the same level of heartfelt passion displayed on her previous release, A Strange Day (Black Saint, 2006).

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