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Massimo Colombo: Il gioco delle forme

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Non capita tutti i giorni, nel jazz, di imbattersi in un album contenente quindici tracce. L'esposizione aforistica non è abituale in questo ambito che, al contrario, spesso tende a debordare verso la prolissità.

Molto apprezzabile dunque questo tentativo di Colombo che apre l'album con una suite di nove brevi movimenti. Nove movimenti che racchiudono altrettanti orizzonti espressivi (e forme musicali), oscillanti tra il jazz, la musica cosiddetta colta, la canzone. Idee, accenni, quasi pensieri ad alta voce, messi sul piatto senza nessuna pretesa di compiutezza. All'opposto, forse con il gusto dell'incompiuto ed inesplorato. Sempre con un suono cristallino, con un gusto per il tocco, che ci ricordano l'impostazione classica del pianista.

La seconda parte dell'album ci riconduce a brani di durata ed atmosfere più convenzionali, e risulta meno convincente. Il cuore, ed il pregio, dell'album, è nella prima parte. Nella suite, appunto. All'interno della quale non è infrequente imbattersi in piccole, preziose, gemme.


Track Listing: In breve suite (op. 597) (M. Colombo): 1. In breve 1; 2. In breve 2; 3. In breve 3; 4. In breve 4; 5. In breve 5; 6. In breve 6; 7. In breve 7; 8. In breve 8; 9. In breve 9; 10. Amabile contesto (M. Colombo); 11. Attila ira (M. Colombo); 12. Frequenti lamenti (M. Colombo); 13. Reflection one (M. Colombo); 14. Riferimenti casuali (M. Colombo); 15. Maelstrom suite (op. 606) (M. Colombo).

Personnel: Massimo Colombo (pianoforte); Yuri Goloubev (contrabbasso); Asaf Sirkis (batteria).

Title: Il gioco delle forme | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Splasc(H) Records

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