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Chris Crocco: The Chris Crocco Fluid Trio

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Insolito questo trio chitarra/sax/batteria. Insolito come strumentazione - non sono numerosissime simili formazioni nella discografia jazzistica - ma insolito soprattutto nel risultato.

Perché nonostante i tre musicisti gravitino, a vari livelli di osservanza, nell’ambito dell’ortodossia, The Chris Crocco Fluid Trio è ben lontano dall’essere un disco incanalato in un mainstream aggiornato ma prevedibile.

Perché Francisco Mela è un formidabile batterista cubano che come pochi sa alternare l’esuberanza ritmica tipica della sua terra con delicatezze timbriche e sottigliezze metriche insospettabili.

Perché George Garzone, musicista che andrebbe valorizzato ben al di là della sua preziosa figura di educatore, è sassofonista sì sanguigno e influenzato dallo stile coltraniano, ma soprattutto è tenorista dalla vivida immaginazione, dalla straordinaria gamma espressiva e dalla squisita sensibilità.

Perché Chris Crocco, prodotto del Berklee College of Music, non è il solito chitarrista “ginnico“ ed emule di un qualche fuoriclasse della sei corde elettrica, ma possiede uno stile decisamente personale. Frasi giocate spesso sul registro medio-grave dello strumento, con grande controllo della dinamiche e maniacale attenzione timbrica, linee essenziali, senza sbavature, la melodia più come idea che come esposizione tematica.

Intrigante.


Track Listing: 01. Piece Of Mind; 02. Meta-Ethics; 03. Sway (Ruiz/Gimbel); 04. October Wind; 05. To Silvia (Don't Say Goodbay); 06. Foreign Affairs (Kinsey); 07. If I Only Had A Brain (Arlen); 08. Sand Rain. Tutte le composizioni sono di Chris Crocco tranne quelle indicate.

Personnel: Christopher Crocco (chitarra); George Garzone (sax tenore); Francisco Mela (batteria).

Title: The Chris Crocco Fluid Trio | Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: 92nd Street Y Jazz in July Festival

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