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Andrea Centazzo: Moon in Winter

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Moon in Winter mette i risalto le grandi qualità di Andrea Centazzo come batterista/percussionista e come compositore. Le dieci tracce sono suddivise tra duetti, che vedono coinvolti il leader e un musicista a turno, trio, e brani a pieno organico, quelli denominati "Moon in Winter," numerati progressivamente. Ma anch'essi sono organizzati come scatole cinesi che si compongono e ricompongono, frammentando l'organico in sottogruppi che si scambiano, si dividono e si riuniscono assecondando le idee e le indicazioni delle partiture del leader.

E' una sfida interessante perché le relazioni biunivoche o tridimensionali devono trovare una loro ragion d'essere in un ambiente allargato. E si devono interfacciare con altri flussi, altri stimoli senza perdere la propria identità ma aprendola e arricchendola al nuovo, all'imprevisto. Le diverse combinazioni strumentali, anche all'interno dello stesso brano, forniscono a Centazzo la possibilità di sperimentare nuovi limiti al proprio concetto di scrittura e di improvvisazione, di tracciare sentieri personali che uniscono forme musicali apparentemente incompatibili.

La musica contenuta in Moon in Winter è rigorosa, geometricamente strutturata ed essenziale, (Centazzo è riuscito nell'impresa di valorizzare il lato minimalista di un pianista naturalmente esuberante e debordante come Nobu Stowe!), priva di spettacolarità ed esibizionismo, dotata di una bellezza e di una profondità che si percepisce ascolto dopo ascolto. Ma è anche musica evocativa, (ascoltate attentamente "Second Winter Duet" con Achille Succi impegnato al shakuhachi e scivolerete in mondi ancestrali) immaginifica, astratta, metafisica, della mente come del cuore, sempre comunque intensa e sincera.


Title: Moon In Winter | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Knitting Factory Works

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