viernes, 7 de abril de 2017

Fabrizio Bosso Quartet - State of The Art Live! (2017)


Registrato dal vivo durante i concerti di Roma, Tokyo e Verona, 'State Of The Art' di Fabrizio Bosso è un’istantanea fedele di una fase tra le più felici nella carriera del trombettista, che ha voluto fissare su un album alcuni momenti memorabili del tour dell’anno scorso con il suo quartetto. Tour che non è mai terminato ma che continua ancora oggi con numerose date in Italia e all’estero.

Dopo l’uscita del disco, il Fabrizio Bosso 4et sarà in concerto ad aprile il 12 al Blue Note di Milano, il 13 al Teatro Sociale di Camogli (Genova), il 14 al Moro Club di Salerno con ospite d’eccezione Enrico Rava, il 15 al Jazz Club il Torrione di Ferrara, il 22 al Teatro Il Piccolo di Castiglione Cosentino (Cosenza), il 26 al Monk di Roma, il 27 al Teatro Stignani di Imola per Crossroads con Enrico Rava nuovamente come ospite d’eccezione, il 28 all’Autostadt di Wolfsburg per il Festival Moviementos in Germania, mentre a maggio il 18 al Bravo Caffè di Bologna e il 19 all’Officina72 di Agropoli (Salerno).

Questo doppio album vuole anche rappresentare il passaggio a una nuova fase della carriera di Bosso: "Quando ho deciso di mettere in piedi questo quartetto, non l’ho fatto pensando a un disco. Avevo piuttosto voglia di ascoltare la mia musica suonata da altri musicisti, con un’energia e un colore che fossero diversi, freschi.

Questo è il suono del mio presente – dice Fabrizio - e loro sono, oltre che degli amici, anche i musicisti che mi appagano di più sul palco perché capaci di tirare fuori il suono che ho in testa. Con loro, il mio grande lusso è che potrei permettermi di non suonare e la musica funzionerebbe ugualmente".




Parc X Trio - Dream (CHALLENGE RECORDS 2017)



10 year anniversary of Parc X Trio!

Parc X trio is a Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring Gabriel Vinuela (keys), Alex Lefaivre (bass) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio is releasing its 7th recording, Dream. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original blend of contemporary jazz harmonies, staggering dynamics, break-beat grooves over odd time signatures and classical music structures.

As complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power. New to the table is the group’s foray into studio production.

A subtle and tasteful approach to electronic music production spices up the album sonically over the 9 original compositions from all 3 members. One of the album’s highlights is a reworking of Tchaikovsky’s theme from Swan Lake where Parc X trio’s sonic imprint takes the original classic into the XXIst century.

You can check their full tour via this link: Tourdates
© 2017 - NewArts International / Challenge Records Int.

Strio (feat. Will Vinson) - Départ (GAYA MUSIC PRODUCTION 2017)



Il y a 3 ans démarrait une belle aventure, en l’association du trio lyonnais « Strio » et l’un des plus brillant sax alto de sa génération : Will Vinson (basé à New York).

Après une première tournée en 2014, les quatre musiciens reviennent présenter leur travail commun avec la sortie de l’album « Départ ». Cet album est le résultat des compositions de Romain Nassini et de Ben Guyot, fruits des influences hétéroclites : Jazz bien sûr mais aussi Hip-hop, chanson ou musique traditionnelle. Ce disque ne rentre dans aucune case puisqu’il s’agit de musique !


1 Sage (feat. Will Vinson)
2 So Long Shimrit (feat. Will Vinson)
3 Medellin Mood (feat. Will Vinson)
4 Comète (feat. Will Vinson)
5 Ink Idyl (feat. Will Vinson)
6 Départ (feat. Will Vinson)

Romain Nassini : Piano
Ben Guyot : Contrebasse
Charles Clayette : Batterie

Will Vinson : Sax alto


Organissimo: B3tles: A Soulful Tribute To The Fab Four (BIG O RECORDS 2017)



Pop music has been a rich resource jazz artists have mined for genera- tions and the music of the 1960s is no exception with many finding inspiration in the songs of The Beatles, the quintessential band of that era.

Organissimo, the acclaimed Michigan-based trio centered around the powerful Hammond B3 organ, presents a new take on the Beatles oeuvre on its 6th album, B3tles - A Soulful Tribute To The Fab Four. While traveling the highways of the American South returning from a festival in Tupelo, MS, in 2016 the band passed the time listening to their favorite Beatles songs and inevitably discussed arranging them for the organ trio format. They eventually convened in Alfredson’s home studio to flesh out those ideas and pick songs, with arrangements coming together in a group setting as ideas flew back and forth.

Founding members organist Jim Alfredson and drummer Randy Marsh came up with a clever approach to the George Harrison classic “Taxman,” that opens the album as it also does Revolver which inspired the cover art on B3tles. Paul McCartney’s iconic bassline is present but squeezed into 7/8 time, instead of the original 4/4. The band deftly shifts back and forth between signatures as guitarist Lawrence Barris provides funky stabs and a George Benson-esque solo over the 4/4 vamp. Barris, the newest member of the band, contributed heavily to the arrangements. Metric shifts continue with his arrangement of “All You Need Is Love,” swung in 5/4 time, with interspersed measures of 3/4 and he also came up with the gospel feel of “The Long And Winding Road,” inspired by Aretha Franklin’s version from 1972 and the swinging versions “If I Fell” and “I Will.”

On “Dig A Pony,” a hidden gem from Let It Be, the band rips through a jazz waltz with a tricky solo from Marsh at the end. “Can’t Buy Me Love” grooves along with a mighty shuffle, an organ trio staple since the days of Jimmy Smith, which features percussion from Bill Vits. Mr. Vits and Mike List add to the psychedelia of “Within You Without You,” with Alfredson manning a massive modular synthesizer and running his Hammond through effects pedals, modulators and other studio wizardry to create a lush soundscape that embraces the listener.

B3tles presents a fresh look at beloved Beatles songs and the care organis- simo has put into their music makes this album a joyful and inspired listen.


01. Taxman / 5:09
02. I Dig A Pony / 6:14
03. And I Love Her / 6:09
04. All You Need Is Love / 5:41
05. Can't Buy Me Love / 5:22
06. I Will / 5:21
07. Dear Prudence / 6:59
08. Come Together / 4:40
09. The Long And Winding Road / 6:02
10. If I Fell / 4:19
11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps / 6:01
12. Within You Without You / 6:01


w/ BILL VITS - percussion (#1, 3, 5, 9, 12)
MIKE LIST - tabla (#12)