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Peter Schwebs: Stories from Sugar Hill

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Il disco del contrabbassista tedesco Peter Schwebs offre una istantanea del suo periodo a Sugar Hill "way up in Harlem," passato a studiare e suonare con tanti musicisti americani e ad incontrare connazionali passati a visitarlo a New York.

Dopo numerosi progetti da sideman, lo troviamo al debutto nelle vesti di leader. Come spesso accade in questi casi, non potevano mancare gli ospiti di peso. In questo caso George Garzone, al sax in tre brani, e Ari Hoenig alla batteria. Gli alti musicisti sono giovani promesse, conosciute nelle jam session nei club della città, e tutti molto preparati ed ispirati.

Si respira l'aria di New York, la modernità, i ritmi urbani che danno il senso di qualcosa che accade ora,; non semplice modern mainstream copiato dai manuali. È questa sensazione di freschezza esecutiva, di urgenza, che fa la differenza con tanti altri dischi.

Il leader si prende la libertà di partire con un bel riff su "On Sugar Hill," poi evita di prendere assoli, dimostrando al tempo stesso modestia ed anche un bel lavoro come "collante" del gruppo, che esegue tutto senza sbavature, con Garzone che entra in scena con assoli nevrotici che si integrano bene nelle esecuzioni. Su "Cat Bites Dog" Garzone si misura insieme al giovane Ben Kraef ed il risultato è entusiasmante. Simpatica l'introduzione dei due sassofoni che poi prendono a sopresa una bella sezione all'unisono.

Il leader con il suo jazz modale ha capacità, idee nuove e sa senza dubbio scrivere cose interessanti. Non per niente Schwebs ha avuto diversi premi in patria, USA e Spagna. Sicuramente un musicista da tenere d'occhio.


Track Listing: 01. On Sugar Hill - 4:49; 02. Swedish Friend - 7:21; 03. Autumn-ish NY - 6:54; 04. Crisis `08 - 6:10; 05. Larissa - 6:26; 06. Cats Bites Dog (for J.R.J.) - 5:49; 07. In-between Seasons and Places - 4:33; 08. NE Exit - 7:08. Tutte le composizioni sono di Peter Schwebs.

Personnel: George Garzone (sax tenore 4-6); Ben Kraef (sax tenore); Douglas Bradford (chitarra elettrica); Julian Pollack (piano); Peter Schwebs (contrabbasso); Ari Honig (batteria); Nick Anderson (batteria 8).

Title: Stories from Sugar Hill | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival

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