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Riverside: The New National Anthem

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Nato da un comune interesse per la musica e la figura di Jimmy Giuffre, il Riverside Quartet è una delle numerose formazioni attraverso le quali il trombettista e compositore Dave Douglas veicola le visioni di una mente vulcanica e in perenne movimento. Ad aleggiare come musa ispiratrice, in questa seconda uscita di Douglas e del co-leader Chet Doxas -interessante sassofonista e clarinettista canadese -è la figura di Carla Bley.

Tre degli undici brani portano la sua firma e a completare il quartetto, oltre al batterista Jim Doxas, troviamo Steve Swallow -compagno di Carla Bley e bassista dello storico trio di Giuffre e Paul Bley -in una sorta di circolo virtuoso che alimenta una serie di suggestioni sonore e di rimandi storici. Proprio il suono è elemento caratterizzante l'incisione, caldo e confortevole, con i due fiati a giocare di impasti timbrici nell'esposizione del tema e ad inanellare linee essenziali nei controcanti.

Il basso elettrico a cinque corde di Swallow è il valore aggiunto, un moto perpetuo discreto ma implacabile nel disegnare stimolanti arabeschi e nel contribuire con l'inconfondibile sonorità al sound complessivo di New National Anthem. Che risulta disco gradevole, senza sbavature, curato nei minimi dettagli, di comunicativa immediata, dalla scrittura fluida e sufficientemente variegata.

Track Listing: The New National Anthem; Old Country; Never Mind; King Conlon; King Korn; View From a Bird; Enormous Tots; Demigods; Il sentiero; If I Drift; Americano.

Personnel: Dave Douglas: trumpet; Chet Doxas: clarinet, saxophone; Steve Swallow: electric bass; Jim Doxas: drums.

Title: The New National Anthem | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Greenleaf Music

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