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William Hooker, Thomas Chapin: Crossing Points

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L'aggiornato e appassionato blog Free Jazz dedica a questo disco una recensione di pochissime righe, quasi una lista di tags che forse meglio di ogni ragionamento riesce a dare le coordinate della musica del duo tra il batterista William Hooker e il sassofonista Thomas Chapin.

Certo, a elencare qualità [a volte anche apparentemente ossimoriche come lirismo e cattiveria] e chiari riferimenti -da Coltrane/Rashied Alì a Ayler -è facile fare centro, ma sicuramente non servono troppe parole quando la musica è così diretta e emozionante che va solo ascoltata.

L'anno dell'incontro, complice il loft di Jerome Cooper, è il 1992, nel cuore della carriera di Chapin, una carriera che nessuno avrebbe potuto immaginare si potesse interrompere tragicamente nemmeno sei anni dopo, con la scomparsa del musicista e il conseguente colpevole oblio attorno al suo magistero di improvvisatore.

In questi tre lunghi brani il duo suona con una magia quasi telepatica, volando sopra gli stili e le convenzioni, liberi oltre ogni possibile libertà di condividere le emozioni.

Ascoltatelo.

E se proprio avete bisogno di aggettivi e riferimenti, quelli del blog citato andranno benissimo accanto ai vostri.

Track Listing: The Subway; Addiction to Sound; The Underground Dead.

Personnel: William Hooker: drums; Thomas Chapin: alto saxophone.

Title: Crossing Points | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: NoBusiness Records

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