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Carla Marciano Quartet: Stream of Consciousness

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Si avverte l'influenza di John Coltrane in Stream of Consciousness, l'album firmato dal quartetto capitanato da Carla Marciano. Un'idea non solo musicale, ma di approccio, di spiritualità e modo di plasmare la materia sonora. La leader, che si destreggia sia al sax alto che al sopranino, spiega nelle note di copertina il carattere dell'intera registrazione: un flusso di pensieri, emozioni e sensazioni che scorrono in maniera spontanea, senza un preciso ordine preorganizzato.

Del resto la presa diretta in sudio di ogni brano restituisce una tensione creativa che si avverte durante l'ascolto del CD. Una sorta di filo elettrico che unisce le tracce in scaletta, dall'iniziale "God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen," al trittico che dà il nome all'album, alla conclusiva "Handshake". Si tratta di brani articolati, nei quali il suono della Marciano ricopre spesso il ruolo di primaria importanza, con assoli prolungati che ne evidenziano sia la grande forza narrativa che un'energica voglia - a tratti furiosa - di mettersi in discussione in ogni passaggio, come se volesse spingere la musica sempre in avanti, rinnovandone di volta in volta confini e significati. In questo è sorretta in maniera egregia dagli altri componenti della band. Si tratta di una realtà attiva da un decennio, che ormai evidenzia coesione granitica e precisa unione d'intenti, nella quale tutti trovano il loro spazio creativo.

A conti fatti, Coltrane risulta, oltre come faro illuminante, un ottimo pretesto per prendere il largo verso la libertà espressiva, che prescinde la tradizione, elude ogni manierismo di sorta e riflette di luce propria.

Eccitante.


Title: STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS | Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Black Saint

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