All About Jazz

Home » Articoli » CD/LP/Track Review

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

0

Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova

Vincenzo Roggero By

Sign in to view read count
Dando un'occhiata alla scaletta dei brani, qualche perplessità sulla messa a fuoco di un progetto che mette insieme Joni Mitchell e John Coltrane, ZZ Top e Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder e ... Charles Ives si affaccia spontanea. Ma se lo Steinway D-274 che sfrutta l'eccellente acustica dell' Auditorium Eugenio Montale di Genova è nelle sapienti mani di un musicista onnivoro e trasversale come pochi quale Jamie Saft i dubbi svaniscono all'istante. E l'ascolto lo conferma appieno.

Solo a Genova è un dialogo intimo, personale e affettuoso con brani e autori che hanno in qualche modo segnato l'educazione musicale e non di Saft. Le dita non scorrono frenetiche sulla tastiera alla ricerca di mirabolanti effetti o pirotecniche sorprese, si muovono piuttosto con meditata lentezza, quasi a soppesare l'importanza di ogni movimento e sfruttare il più possibile le magie acustiche dello Steinway.

L'approccio è di profondo rispetto, la struttura dei brani non viene scomposta e ricomposta o stravolta nelle linee guida ma colta nella sua essenzialità, esaltata attraverso improvvisazioni che ne rivelano particolari seducenti. E in cotanta compagnia spiccano, meravigliosi, i dodici minuti che riuniscono «The New Standard» e «Pinkus», due originali di Saft provenienti dall'omonimo album il primo e da Caliwa il secondo, entrambi editi da Rare Noise. Suonano come due classici, profondi, eleganti, ricchi di pathos come l'intero album.

Track Listing: The Makings of You; Human/Gates; Naima; Sharp Dressed Man; Overjoyed; Po'Boy; The New Standard/Pinkus; Blue Motel Room; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Blue in Green; Restless Farewell.

Personnel: Jamie Saft: piano.

Title: Solo a Genova | Year Released: 2019 | Record Label: RareNoiseRecords

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

CD/LP/Track Review
Bailey's Bundles
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Solo a Genova

Solo a Genova

RareNoiseRecords
2019

buy
Blue Dream

Blue Dream

RareNoiseRecords
2018

buy
Solo a Genova

Solo a Genova

RareNoiseRecords
2018

buy
Blue Dream

Blue Dream

RareNoiseRecords
2018

buy
Loneliness Road

Loneliness Road

RareNoiseRecords
2017

buy
Serenity Knolls

Serenity Knolls

RareNoiseRecords
2017

buy

Related Articles

Read Paul Heller Meets Roman Schwaller CD/LP/Track Review
Paul Heller Meets Roman Schwaller
by Jack Bowers
Published: September 18, 2018
Read Change In The Air CD/LP/Track Review
Change In The Air
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: September 18, 2018
Read Vera CD/LP/Track Review
Vera
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: September 18, 2018
Read In Motion CD/LP/Track Review
In Motion
by Roger Farbey
Published: September 18, 2018
Read Marshian Time Slip CD/LP/Track Review
Marshian Time Slip
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: September 18, 2018
Read Four On The Road CD/LP/Track Review
Four On The Road
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: September 17, 2018
Read "Desert" CD/LP/Track Review Desert
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: May 13, 2018
Read "Like A Radio" CD/LP/Track Review Like A Radio
by Doug Collette
Published: March 20, 2018
Read "Music in the Room" CD/LP/Track Review Music in the Room
by Glenn Astarita
Published: December 10, 2017
Read "Transitions" CD/LP/Track Review Transitions
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: September 23, 2017
Read "Twio" CD/LP/Track Review Twio
by Phil Barnes
Published: May 2, 2018
Read "Don't Play With Love" CD/LP/Track Review Don't Play With Love
by Phillip Woolever
Published: May 1, 2018