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Bill Carrothers: Shine Ball

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Il CD targato Fresh Sound New Talent che non ti aspetti. L'etichetta spagnola ci aveva abituato a produzioni aperte ai linguaggi contemporanei, ma tutto sommato solidamente inserite nella tradizione. Shine Ball è invece un album interamente costituito da improvvisazioni estemporanee. Nulla di scritto, la musica che si sviluppa interamente nel momento.

E quindi, ampio spazio ad introduzioni tumultuose, nelle quali il trio cerca una via maestra, una possibile direzione di sviluppo. Che a volte può essere un ostinato pedale od un frenetico free (ma queste sono le soluzioni più scontate), altre volte (e sono i momenti più felici), una dolce melodia, un accenno inatteso.

Alla struttura ed alla riflessione si preferisce il dialogo, la spontaneità. Con le inevitabili scivolate (e talvolta autentiche cadute) che tutto questo comporta. Ma, come giustamente riportato nel libretto del CD, “ogni progresso implica un rischio. Non puoi prendere la seconda base e tenere un piede sulla prima”. Una massima che si riferisce ovviamente al baseball (come del resto il titolo dell'album), ma che si applica magnificamente anche alla musica e, più in generale, alla vita.

Track Listing: 01. Shine ball; 02. Bourbon; 03. One note slamba; 04. E.T. Phones Home; 05. Millipede; 06. Data has Feelings; 07. Shoe-in; 08. Playboy Pinball Machine; 09. Maelstrom; 10. Fnkzg; 11. Creep Show; 12. Made in China; 13. Watchman, Tell Us of the Night; 14. El cocodrilo Tutti i brani sono improvvisazioni estemporanee

Personnel: Bill Carrothers (piano preparato), Gordon Johnson (contrabbasso), Dave King (batteria, waterphone)

Title: Shine Ball | Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: Fresh Sound New Talent

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