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Matt Criscuolo: Headin’ Out

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Un ben amalgamato, efficiente quartetto con la chitarra di Tony Purrone (suoi anche due dei nove temi in scaletta, "Karma at Dharma" e "R 510 Select") come strumento armonico, firma questo nuovo album (dovrebbe trattarsi del sesto) di Matt Criscuolo. Non aspettatevi novità sconvolgenti, o tratti di particolare originalità, ma una musica del tutto onesta suonata con bel piglio, senza troppo indulgere in certo posticcio bon ton e plastificazioni varie che non di rado imbellettano lavori di questo ambito, sì, potete aspettarvela.

Oltre ai citati Purrone e Criscuolo, le firme in calce ai temi sono quelle di Randy Weston ("Little Niles"), Miles Davis ("Sippin' at Bells") e Billy Strayhorn (il celebre "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing," riletto, oltre che dall'autore in piano solo, da Vince Guaraldii e ovviamente da Ellington, anche da uomini dell'avanguardia quali Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp e Steve Lacy), per un album che si fa apprezzare soprattutto nei frangenti in cui la temperatura sale, ponendo in disparte quel po' di maniera che attraversa altri episodi. Su tutti citeremmo quindi "At Night" e "Centripetal" di Criscuolo, oltre al già citato "Karma at Dharma" di Purrone.

Album aproblematico ma non per questo supino.

Track Listing: Enchanted; Little Niles; At Night; Sippin’ at Bells; Karma at Dharma; R 510 Select; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing; Centripetal; Renee’s Dream.

Personnel: Matt Criscuolo: sax alto; Tony Purrone: chitarra; Preston Murphy: contrabbasso; Ed Soph: batteria.

Title: Headin’ Out | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Jazzeria

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