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Marco Bolfelli Trio: Streamflow

Read "Streamflow" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Streamflow is a very strong debut recording from guitarist Marco Bolfelli and his almost telepathic trio partners Simone Serafini on bass and Igor Checchini on drums. Reedman Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet and soprano sax), one of Bolfelli's mentors, appears on four of the eleven tracks. Bolfelli gets composer credits as well for all tracks except “Finisterre," which is an wonderful overdubbed improvisation by Gesing. His music has soft edges even when his guitar sound enters the overdriven zone. ...


Marco Bolfelli Trio: Streamflow

Read "Streamflow" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The scintillating “Madiba" (Nelson Mandela's Xhosa clan name) opens up this set with a cascade of fluidly chiming harmonics. Developing at a moderate pace, it's a haunting celebration of a uniquely inspiring leader. “70pic" signals that the nearest equivalent to Bolfelli's playing might be that produced by virtuoso Bill Frisell, both chordally and melodically with characteristic interrogatively bending notes that so nearly describe the glissando of a pedal steel guitar. On “Nekar" the trio is joined by guest Klaus Gesing ...


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