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Francesco Cafiso Quartet: Angelica

Read "Angelica" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Angelica claims a spot as a superior quartet set--alto saxophone and a rhythm section--right at the very beginning, not with the Duke Ellington-penned title tune, but with a Billy Strayhorn gem, “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing." Italian saxophonist and jazz prodigy, Francesco Cafiso--just nineteen years old at the time this music was laid down--ignores the ...

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Francesco Cafiso: Angelica

Read "Angelica" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Angelica, registrato in studio a New York nel settembre 2008, conferma in gran parte le impressioni tratte dalle recenti apparizioni concertistiche del contraltista siciliano, ossia che appare maturato sotto diversi aspetti. Innanzi tutto, come compositore: i suoi brani, alternati a standard di Ellington, Strayhorn, Silver e Rollins, presentano prevalentemente linee lunghe e pigre, in grado di innescare progressioni circolari, vagamente ...