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David Fiuczynski: Planet Microjam

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David "Fuze" Fiuczynski è uno dei musicisti più prolifici che ci sono in circolazione: leader dei newyorkesi Screaming Headless Torsos e attivo in svariate collaborazioni in ambito jazz (tra le quali quella con Jack DeJohnette) e non solo, porta avanti da diversi anni progetti paralleli dagli approcci stilistici diversi.

Planet Microjam è un esempio di come Fuze ami ibridare sapori contrastanti e mettere insieme mosaici fantasiosi, avvalendosi di musicisti preparati e pronti nell'affrontare un repertorio che non conosce confini espressivi. Nelle undici tracce proposte assistiamo alla fusione di idee provenianti dalla musica classica, come "Micro Emperor" basata su un frammento del "Quinto Concerto per pianoforte" di Beethoven, con andamenti etno-folk, nei quali gioca un ruolo determinante il violino di David Radley ("Mystic Microjam"). Si alternano situazioni indefinibili, dove piccoli inserti funk si insinuano su intelaiature rumoristiche che non sembrano avere vie di uscita concrete ("Meditacion"). Miscugli tra culture lontane ("Horos Fuzivikos"), omaggi a maestri visionari come Sun Ra ("Sun Song") e atmosfere nervose basate sulla musica microtonale, e su tutte le conseguenze del caso, formano un insieme poliforme e di grande appeal.

Tra gli ospiti va segnalata la presenza di Kenwood Dennard e di Jack DeJohnette. Quest'ultimo in due tracce si presta al gioco di suoni ellittici prodotti da Fiuczynski, per un lavoro certamente originale, difficile da digerire e attraente per chi ha voglia di ascolti fuori dalle consuetudini.


Track Listing: 1. Micro Emperor; 2. Mystic Microjam; 3. Meditacion; 4. Sun Song; 5. Horos Fuzivikos; 6. Green Lament; 7. Madoka Blue; 8. En Secreto; 9. Green Lament; 10. Apprehension; 11. Ragaku.

Personnel: David Fiuczynski: chitarre; Evan Marien: basso elettrico; Evgeny Lebedev: pianoforte e tastiere; David Riley: violino; Takeru Yamazaki: tastiere addizionali. Ospiti: Kenwood Dennard: batteria (1,5); Jovol Bell: batteria (2,10); Jack DeJohnette: batteria (3,7); Eric Kerr: batteria (8).

Title: Planet Microjam | Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Til Midnight

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