Monday, May 1, 2017

T -Riot - A Different Truth (2017)

A rock-solid trio session, with a top-shelf Italian groove pedigree -- as the group features two members from Berardi Jazz Connection, and the pianist from Quintetto X! You might remember those two groups from their more club jazz-oriented projects from the previous decade or two -- but this time around, all three musicians are in a straighter jazz vein -- yet still one that's filled with plenty of rhythm! The piano, bass and drums come together fantastically here -- with Pietro Vincenti on acoustic keys, Camillo Pace on bass, and Francesco Lomagistro on drums -- romping together through some great titles of their own, and a few really excellent remakes as well.

And while the focus on rhythm is quiet strong, Vincenti gets off some especially great solo moments too -- breaking from the bass and drums, while still holding their energy. Titles include versions of Gary Bartz's "Libra", Billy Taylor's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", and Prince's "Sign Of The Times" -- plus the originals "Pharaoh of Love", "Sad Devil", "Desert Highway", and "A Long Goodbye".

01. Desert Highway 5:14
02. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free 3:59
03. Libra 4:23
04. Pharaoh of Love 6:39
05. Sad Devil 5:29
06. The Long Goodbye 1:47
07. Sign of the Times 1:23
08. Stay with Me 4:59
09. St Petersburg Train 3:24
10. Willow Weep for Me 6:42

Francesco Lomagistro Drums
Camillo Pace Acoustic Bass
Pietro Vincenti Piano, Keyboards