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The Inventions Trio (Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Alisa Horn): Life's a Movie

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The Inventions Trio (Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Alisa Horn): Life's a Movie In un avvincente incontro tra jazz e mondo classico si sviluppa questo splendido progetto in cui riluce il palpitante violoncello di Alisa Horn. Gli equilibri interni sono dettati da Bill Mays, ma è il camerismo della Horn a brillare in un percorso di grande nitore formale. Il suo toccante eloquio nella rilettura dell'evansiano "Turn Out the Stars" è l'esempio magistrale di come il talento possa rinverdire lo spirito della tradizione attraverso la sensibilità contemporanea.

Il sontuoso progetto allestito dal pianista proietta anche la tromba di Marvin Stamm verso la più completa libertà espressiva, per dar luogo a magistrali interventi pregni di struggente lirismo. La suite che dà il titolo al CD dimostra per l'ennesima volta come iil jazz sia una musica di frontiera e di straneamenti continui.

Mays si dimostra ancora una volta un musicista altamente creativo, capace di far uscire l'estetica jazzistica dalle sue attuali gabbie dorate dell'hardboppismo imperante. Gli arrangiamenti proposti sono tutti finemente elaborati, con interventi solistici misurati ma efficaci. Soprattutto in "End Credits" e "Spain" si impongono gustosi impasti timbrici contrassegnati dalla perfetta interazione fra gli strumenti.

Track Listing: Homage to Bill Evans: My Bells / Interplay / Turn out the Stars / Waltz for Debby; Life’s a Movie: Cues in Search of a Film (Main Title / Love Theme Bittersweet / Chase / End Credits); Concierto de Aranjuez; Spain; Monk Tribute: Trinkle Tinkle / Pannonica / Straight, No Chaser.

Personnel: Bill Mays: pianoforte; Marvin Stamm: tromba; Alisa Horn: violoncello.

Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: Chiaroscuro Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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