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Pascal Le Boeuf: Pascal’s Triangle

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La musica di Pascal's Triangle si sviluppa nell'alveo di un modern mainstream, basato sul solido interplay dei musicisti. Va elogiato lo sforzo compositivo del leader, autore delle otto composizioni originali del CD. Spiccano linee melodiche morbide e temi godibili, con prevalenza dei tempi medi. Abbandonate per il momento le suggestioni dell'elettronica, l'eclettico leader dà vita ad un percorso piacevole, ma che non decolla.

L'architettura globale ed il mood di riferimento paiono un po' scontati nel richiamarsi alle esperienze discografiche di Bad Plus e Robert Glasper. A scanso di equivoci, va subito detto che si tratta di un jazz acustico molto ben suonato ma un po' statico, privo di grande inventiva.

Come ben testimonia la traccia numero quattro, al trio si addice una scansione ritmica più frastagliata dai colori metropolitani per un moderno piano trio. "The key" è l'altro episodio più significativo di un progetto ancora alla ricerca di una piena maturità espressiva. È questa la strada più consona per il trio, per volare su una più libera interazione dialogica lungo strade più spigolose e tortuose.


Track Listing: 01. Home in Strange Places; 02. Variations on Mood; 03. Song for Ben Van Gelder; 04. What Your Teacher...; 05. Jess Holds Louise; 06. The Key; 07. Revisiting A Past Self; 08. Return to You.

Personnel: Le Boeuf (pianoforte); Linda Oh (contrabbasso), Justin Brown (batteria).

Title: Pascal’s Triangle | Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: Point of Departure, WMPG-FM

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