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BassDrumBone: The Other Parade

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A trentatre anni dalla prima incisione (Oahspe - Auricle Records), esce il nuovo lavoro di BassDrumBone, super trio composto da tre maestri dei rispettivi strumenti che rispondono al nome di Ray Anderson (trombone), Mark Helias (contrabbasso) e Gerry Hemingway (batteria). Tre composizioni a testa, a sottolineare la natura assolutamente paritaria del combo, commissionate dalla prestigiosa Chamber Music America, The Other Parade conferma la miscela di jazz, funky, blues, free e quant'altro, che aveva fatto scalpore nel panorama jazzistico all'avvento del trio.

Si passa così dall'intricato groviglio strumentale dell'iniziale "Show Tuck" al sonnacchioso blues di "Blue Light Down the Line," dalla gioiosa fanfara neworleansiana di "King Louisian" alla ragnatela poliritmica di "Rhythm Generation," dallo splendido contrasto tra le linee melodiche pastorali e le sottolineature percussive di "Unforgiven" ai growl e ai colpi di lingua di "Lips and Grits".

Inutile sottolineare come il disco sia infarcito di splendidi assoli, di come metta in risalto un telepatico interplay, di come la musica fluisca contagiosa, di come riesca ad accontentare i palati più fini come l'ascoltatore occasionale e meno smaliziato. La splendida foto di copertina ci parla di tradizioni secolari - ritrae dei giovani tamburini di Gavoi (paese nel cuore della Barbagia) durante il carnevale -, la musica contenuta in The Other Parade è intrisa di tradizione ma parla il linguaggio della contemporaneità.

Track Listing: 01. Show Tuck (Hemingway); 02. The Blue Light Down the Line (Helias); 03. King Louisian (Anderson); 04. Rhythm Generation (Helias); 05. Soft Shoe Mingle (Hemingway); 06. Unforgiven (Helias); 07. The Masque (Anderson); 08. Lips and Grits (Anderson); 09. The Other Parade (Hemingway).

Personnel: Mark Helias (contrabbasso); Gerry Hemingway (batteria); Ray Anderson (trombone).

Title: The Other Parade | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records

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