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Howard Riley: To Be Continued

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Il settantenne pianista britannico torna ad incidere dopo tre anni di silenzio discografico. Come era lecito aspettarsi, il nuovo disco è un'opera di non facile leggibilità nel suo libero fluire fra soluzioni monkiane ed eurocolte. Howard Riley produce una pulsazione densa di accenti, che lascia spazio all'aspetto percussivo del proprio strumento. Il suo fraseggio è sfuggente ed elusivo, capace di repentine variazioni melodiche.

Lo si capisce dalla rilettura dello standard "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," del duo Kern/Hammerstein. È un bozzetto di asciutta e malinconica sospensione, spezzato da un clima di schietto ed elegante lirismo. Le composizioni originali presentate evocano tasti semantici diversi e a tratti contrapposti, per dare imprevedibilità alla musica.

I toni chiaroscurali di una mobilità esecutiva si sostanziano nella grande varietà di climi espressivi imbastito dal pianista anche all'interno di uno stesso brano. Prendendo spunto da brevi cellule melodiche, il percorso sonoro si sposta continuamente lungo l'asse armonico-ritmico nel quale si sottolinea con enfasi l'importanza dei silenzi.

Track Listing: To Be Continued; East West; Just Maybe; Two Part Intention; The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Solving the Problem; Descending Thoughts; Haunted; One More Thing.

Personnel: Howard Riley: pianoforte.

Title: To Be Continued | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Slam Productions

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