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Jessica Lurie Ensemble: Megaphone Heart

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La newyorkese Jessica Lurie non si accontenta di suonare un solo strumento, ma vuole di più: sassofoni, flauti, clarinetti e anche la fisarmonica. In più: non disdegna di cantare.

Non è finita: nel suo bagaglio spazioso ha in serbo escursioni nei generi disparati. Che si tratti di far dialogare allegramente e con fantasia: folk, jazz, rock e country, non si spaventa nemmeno un po...'

Ecco, il suo ultimo disco (dopo almeno una quindicina di titoli in catalogo) porta a compimento tutti i suoi intenti artistici (tra l'altro insegna composizione e tecnica a New York e ha un occhio di riguardo verso l'Italia: con lei spesso suonano Zeno de Rossi, batteria, Danilo Gallo, basso e Giorgio Pacorig, piano).

Un cuore a megafono capace di farlo cantare a squarciagola di tutto e di più (ma sempre con contegno e circospezione).

Un fiume in piena che travolge anche le più prevedibili aspettative. La troviamo ora nei paraggi della teatralità dissacrante alla Brecht-Weill ("Steady Drum," "Million Pieces All in One"). Un momento dopo a confrontarsi con certi fraseggi alla Coltrane ("Bells"). L'altro, a rappresentare un'idea della melodia che sembra legare idealmente (ma anche concretamente) il country and western, il klezmer e l'Oriente ("Megaphone Heart," "Der Nister").

Memore della migliore (e più jazzata) Joni Mitchell, ha il quid da jazz rock sempre a portata di mano e distorsione ("Maps," "Once," "Boot Heels").

Per cuori amplificati e senza confini.


Track Listing: 1. Steady Drum - 0:58; 2. A Million Pieces All in One - 4:59; 3. Bells - 6:17; 4. Megaphone Heart - 7:03; 5. Same Moon - 6:39; 6. Maps - 6:59; 7. Der Nister - 7:22; 8. Zasto - 6:01; 9. Boot Heels - 6:45; 10. Once - 4:55. Tutti i brani sono di Jessica Lurie.

Personnel: Jessica Lurie (flauto, megafono, sax (alto, tenore, baritono), clarinetto, fisarmonica, voce); Erik Deutsch (organo, piano, piano elettrico); Marika Hughes (violoncello); Allison Miller (batteria, percussioni); Brandon Seabrook (banjo, chitarra, tape recorders); Todd Sickafoose (contrabbasso).

Title: Megaphone Heart | Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Self Produced

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