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This new recording by the Italian band led by tenor saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and drummer/percussionist Tiziano Tononi features renowned trumpeter Enrico Rava and the well-traveled American trombonist Glenn Ferris. No doubt, this consortium has witnessed a number of personnel changes over the years. Historically, Cavallanti and Tononi's dictum encompasses swiftly executed thematic passages and intense soloing. Essentially, the musicians convey those sentiments in altogether stirring fashion on this 2001 release.
The group launches the proceedings with a lengthy multipart suite titled "The Legend Of The Azure Wolf," which is a piece teeming with prolifically stated choruses, zestful rhythmic episodes and Charles Mingus style mini big-band arrangements. Throughout, the ensemble navigates a multitude of alternating themes amid climactic developments, free-jazz interplay, and New Orleans shuffle grooves.
Bassist Paolino Dalla Porta adds depth and counterpoint to the main theme as he harmonizes with the soloists during the bottom heavy arrangement on "Hornet." - This outfit's versatility and reverberating intensity comes to the forefront on the bold and brash Urban Shout. Recommended.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com