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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Blue In Blue

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Kerry Politzer vanta un percorso simile a quello di molti pianisti statunitensi. Approccio precoce allo strumento, studi al conservatorio, innamoramento per il jazz, primi riconoscimenti, album di debutto pluripremiato, ingaggi a go-go, coccolata da pubblico e discografici. Ma si sa il rischio di adagiarsi sugli allori è sempre dietro l'angolo e questo Blue in Blue sembra confermarlo.

Perché è un album che scorre via senza sussulti, senza particolari emozioni, semplicemente un pianotrio, elegante e raffinato, troppo elegante e raffinato, meglio dire patinato. Vi si possono cogliere l'amato Brasile, la lezione armonica di Bill Evans, lo swing del primo quintetto di Miles Davis ma ad uno stato superficiale, dove tutto sembra scivolare via come acqua piovana sul marmo.

La presenza di Donny McCaslin in quattro dei dieci brani faceva ben sperare visto il valore del sassofonista evidenziato in altri contesti, ma anch'esso sembra anestetizzato dal clima generale dell'incisione e si limita a svolgere un compitino pulito pulito e nulla più. Insomma Blue in Blue è album che difficilmente lascerà qualche traccia dietro di sé se non presso gli amanti di certo pop-jazz.


Track Listing: 01. Desolation or Hope; 02. Early Spring Chill; 03. November; 04. Washington Park; 05. Shifting Clouds; 06. Blue in Blue; 07. Brazilian Accents; 08. What Will Be; 09. Sing; 10. Left Unsaid. Tutte le composizioni sono di Kerry Politzer.

Personnel: Kerry Politzer (piano); Donny McCasllin (sax) in #1,3,5,7; Paul Beaudry (basso); George Colligan (batteria).

Title: Blue In Blue | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: jazzkaar.ee


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