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Carlos Franzetti: Ricordare

Read "Ricordare" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Il titolo del CD e il suo brano manifesto sono emblematici nell'esplicare il debito artistico di Carlos Franzetti per Ennio Morricone. Al di là dell'affinità con le colonne sonore italiane e francesi, il settantenne musicista argentino possiede ben altre e più rigogliose frecce al suo arco. Lo testimonia una poliedrica cifra espressiva, che spazia dal tango alla musica classica ed il jazz fino alla composizione per il cinema. Non è un caso se i momenti più ...

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Carlos Franzetti: Recordare

Read "Recordare" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Often in order to move forward, we must first look back, seeking lessons in our failings as well as our successes. The English translation of Argentinian composer Carlos Franzetti's Recordare is “to remember." It would seem that during this trip to the studio, he has stuck his nose firmly in the past. With a career consisting mostly of successes, Franzetti's habit has always been to flavor his varied projects with his own personality and heritage. Though the pianist reserves a ...

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Carlos Franzetti: Argentum

Read "Argentum" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Gran bel musicista l'ormai sessantanovenne argentino di Buenos Aires Carlos Franzetti, che nella sua lunga e fortunata carriera in larga parte spesa negli Stati Uniti ha svariato dal jazz alla musica da camera, da quella sinfonica a quella per il cinema, senza nulla perdere di quella tradizione che rende la musica sudamericana al tempo stesso universale e caratteristica. In questo apprezzabile lavoro lo troviamo alla guida di una formazione che passa dal trio al quintetto, su classici della ...

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Carlos Franzetti - Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada

Read "Alborada" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Solo un artista di classe sopraffina come Carlos Franzetti poteva riuscire nell'ambizioso progetto di fondere sensibilità classica e tradizione brasiliana, sia colta che popolare. Il modello di riferimento è quello di Victor Villa Lobos, rinnovato con un respiro ritmico del terzo millennio. Ne discende un'opera di grande poesia e di fascinosa bellezza, che trascende generi e griglie stilistiche. Due pianoforti che si alternano a dettare il gioco, con il superbo apporto di contrabbasso e batteria. Ad impreziosire il tutto le ...

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Carlos Franzetti / Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada

Read "Alborada" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Pianist Carlos Franzetti's versatility is one of his many virtues. Few artists could pull off a solo piano project like Mambo Tango (Sunnyside, 2009), and then turn right around and create such moving music for orchestra and piano. Fortunately, Franzetti has the talent, drive and discipline to match his ambitions and Alborada is the proof. Both Franzetti and his wife, Allison Brewster Franzetti, alternate between the podium and the piano bench throughout the album, and share a similar ...

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Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti: Alborada

Read "Alborada" reviewed by Greg Simmons


With Alborada, pianists Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster-Franzetti, along with the City of Prague Philharmonic, have attempted an ambitious fusion of jazz and classical music that ventures far beyond simple orchestral arrangements as aural wallpaper. Third Stream--the blending of genres to create a hybrid of sorts--has been around, with varying degrees of success, for about fifty years. It's always been controversial, sometimes challenging, and occasionally just plain bad. There are some folks who still curse Charlie Parker for ...

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Carlos Franzetti: Mambo Tango

Read "Mambo Tango" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


If you are a virtuoso like Carlos Franzetti, there may be several ways to work a piano when performing a solo, or indeed performing solo on this grand instrument. But then again, if you are Carlos Franzetti you can use your God-given abilities to make the instrument come alive to the full range of its myriad melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities. So now the piano is not just a lead voice but a voice with symphonic possibilities. It can replicate ...


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