All About Jazz

Home » Articoli » CD/LP/Track Review

2

Rob Mazurek: Rome

Vincenzo Roggero By

Sign in to view read count
Rome è la commovente, emozionante sublimazione di Rob Mazurek musicista e di Rob Mazurek artista visuale. Non solo per i riferimenti pittorici (Twombly e Caravaggio) o cinematografici (Fellini) ma perché tutto il disco è un susseguirsi di pennellate, di macchie, di visioni, di prospettive che vanno a definire un affresco potente e di rara suggestione. Registrato negli studi Rai durante il programma Radio Tre Suite curato da Pino Saulo -a cui è dedicato un brano -, Rome vede Rob Mazurek in solo alle prese con cornetta, piano, piano preparato ed elettronica.

«Twombly at New Church» è lezione di stile, minimale esplorazione dello spazio, affascinante gioco di vuoto e di silenzi scosso da leggeri fremiti dell'aria. In «Gazing Through Walls (Two Paintings by Caravaggio)» Mazurek si rivela pianista intenso e originale, impegnato a districarsi tra suoni acustici e visioni elettroniche che ben rappresentano l'animo inquieto del pittore lombardo. «King of Rome (For Pino Saulo)» , sono fondali elettronici che interagiscono, stavolta, con la cornetta, in un mood sospeso ed onirico, interrotto inaspettatamente dalle cadenze percussive e reiterate del piano preparato. «Sweet Life in Disrepair (For Fellini)» è funambolica prima parte di cornetta cui segue un (o)scuro e drammatico divagare pianistico.

La registrazione risale al 2014, da allora ne è passata di acqua sotto i ponti delle vicende artistiche di Mazurek, ma Rome risulta testimonianza quanto mai preziosa e vitale della poliedricità visionaria di Mazurek, figura ormai imprescindibile nella musica improvvisata dei nostri giorni.

Track Listing: Twombly at New Church; Gazing Through Walls (Two Paintings by Caravaggio); King of Rome (For Pino Saulo); Sweet Life in Disrepair (For Fellini).

Personnel: Rob Mazurek cornet, piano, prepared piano, electronics.

Title: Rome | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records

Tags

Related Video

comments powered by Disqus

CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
General Articles
Read more articles
A Night Walking Through Mirrors

A Night Walking...

Cuneiform Records
2018

buy
Rome

Rome

Clean Feed Records
2017

buy
Chimeric Stoned Horn

Chimeric Stoned Horn

Astral Spirits
2017

buy
Alien Flower Sutra

Alien Flower Sutra

International Anthem Recording Company
2016

buy
Alternate Moon Cycles

Alternate Moon Cycles

International Anthem Recording Company
2015

buy
Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost

Return the Tides:...

Cuneiform Records
2015

buy

Related Articles

Read Ellipse CD/LP/Track Review
Ellipse
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 23, 2018
Read While We Still Have Bodies CD/LP/Track Review
While We Still Have Bodies
by Tyran Grillo
Published: February 23, 2018
Read Ghost Town Blues Band CD/LP/Track Review
Ghost Town Blues Band
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 23, 2018
Read Toot Suite CD/LP/Track Review
Toot Suite
by Nicholas F. Mondello
Published: February 23, 2018
Read Love + Time + Divination CD/LP/Track Review
Love + Time + Divination
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2018
Read Gleb Kolyadin CD/LP/Track Review
Gleb Kolyadin
by Geno Thackara
Published: February 22, 2018
Read "Mal Sirine" CD/LP/Track Review Mal Sirine
by Roger Farbey
Published: September 16, 2017
Read "Baby It's Cold Outside" CD/LP/Track Review Baby It's Cold Outside
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 13, 2017
Read "Air and Light and Time and Space" CD/LP/Track Review Air and Light and Time and Space
by John Eyles
Published: June 28, 2017
Read "The Colours Suite" CD/LP/Track Review The Colours Suite
by Mark Sullivan
Published: June 29, 2017
Read "Trandans" CD/LP/Track Review Trandans
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 20, 2017
Read "Flying Heart" CD/LP/Track Review Flying Heart
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 23, 2018