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Dave Burrell: Margy Pargy

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Sofisticato e tradizionale lavoro per piano solo del "vecchio leone" Dave Burrell, famoso per le sue collaborazioni con l'Archie Shepp dell'epoca del free e, più recentemente, per il suo duo con David Murray. Sebbene ancor oggi non disdegni di impegnarsi in progetti estremi (ad esempio in compagnia di William Parker e Andrew Cyrille), Burrell ha con il tempo approfondito la sua conoscenza della tradizione, alla quale oggi sovente si tiene vicino, rivisitandone in profondità le forme.

Eccolo così in questo lavoro, registrato per l'italiana Splasc(H), alle prese con alcuni standard e con composizioni originali che sono autentici, complessi compendi della storia della musica nera. A cominciare da "Expansion", ritmicissima e sostenuta da un pedale ipnotico, per proseguire con "DB Blues", inventario delle modalità espressive della forma-madre deljazz, fino a giungere a due delle sue più note composizioni, la narrativa "Crucificado" e “Margy Pargy”, che rilegge a suo modo la tradizione del ragtime (e Jelly Roll Morton è tra gli autori che Burrell ha approfonditamente studiato).

Non che gli standard inclusi nel programma manchino di suggestione: vuoi per il bel suono dello Steinway, vuoi per la sofisticata essenzialità dell'interpretazione, "Lush Life" e "So in Love" toccano l'ascoltatore, la prima impennandosi in modo imprevisto, la seconda mantenendosi invece espressivamente su un piano di oscura ispettività, dall’atmosfera quasi classica.

Un lavoro che conferma il grande magistero che i musicisti traggono dalla loro esperienza musicale e di vita.


Track Listing: 1. I Only Have Eyes For You (Warren-Dubin) - 6:24; 2. Expansion - 7:55; 3. DB Blues - 5:44; 4. Prelude To Crucificado - 2:27; 5. Crucificado - 4:53; 6 Margy Pargy - 6:48; 7. Lush Life (B. Strayhorn) - 8:56; 8. My Foolish Heart (Washington- Young) - 4:10; 9 So In Love (C. Porter) - 3;43 Ove non indicato i brani sono di Dave Burrell

Personnel: Dave Burrell (pianoforte)

Title: Margy Pargy | Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: Splasc(H) Records

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