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Brandon Wright: Journeyman

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Nella borsa da viaggio preparata dal sassofonista Brandon Wright ci sono tutti i migliori vestiti del perfetto interprete mainstream. In un'ora abbondante di musica troviamo up- tempo vertiginosi, languide ballad, fiammate di soul jazz, gli immancabili standard, ed una comparsata di Fender Rhodes giusto per essere à la page. A ciò si aggiungono musicisti di provata qualità che fanno correre la musica lungo binari consolidati esibendo grande padronanza di linguaggio ed un ferreo interplay.

Quello che manca in Journeyman sono freschezza di idee e spirito d'avventura, qualità indispensabili per rivitalizzare una corrente musicale rigidamente codificata. Così che gli episodi più interessanti risultano la rilettura di due pop song. Più canonica ma comunque efficace "Wonderwall" degli Oasis, intrigante, con il tema aggirato, le trame a maglie larghe, aperta ad interventi misurati, "Better Man" dei Pearl Jam.

Il ventisettenne Wright è l'ennesima meraviglia bianca sfornata dalle scuole musicali statunitensi, ottimo solista in contesti e formazioni assai variegate, che, alla seconda prova da leader, mostra ancora limiti di personalità e una marcata sudditanza nei confronti dei modelli di riferimento.


Track Listing: Shapeshifter; Better Man; Walk Of Shame; Illusions Of Light; Big Bully; Choices; Search For Truth; Wonderwall; The Nearness Of You; He'll Make Me Happy.

Personnel: Brandon Wright: tenor saxophone; David Kikoski: piano; Boris Kozlov: bass; Donald Edwards: drums.

Title: Journeyman | Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Posi-Tone Records


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