Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bastien Picot en concert le 12 novembre @ La Maroquinerie en 1 ère partie de Bernhoft !

Trio Bobo - Pepper Games (NADIR MUSIC 2016)

Miscelando sonorità tipicamente jazz a rock/progressive e ritmiche afro e brasiliane, il Trio Bobo ha creato un sound unico e personale, ormai inconfondibile e, in più di quindici anni di intensa attività live, ha acquisito una fanbase affezionata che ne segue instancabilmente tutti i movimenti sia in Italia che all’estero.

01. Fast Boulitch
02. Sogno di Bub
03. Soona
04. Echapaya
05. James Bobo
06. Viagem para Norte
07. Wah Wah Termidor
08. Some Other Time (Electro@Remix)
09. Mbobo-Eh
10. James Bobo (Radio Edit)

Alessio Menconi - guitar
Faso - bass
Christian Meyer - drums

Tino Tracanna's Double Cut - Double Cut (2016)

Ralph Peterson's Aggregate Prime - Dream Deferred (2016)

Since it was first published in 1951, Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem,” has been a source of awe and inspiration for generations of African American artists, notably Lorraine Hansbury, whose most famous play “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), borrowed its title to enhance its theme of black families’ fraught and frustrated pursuit of the American Dream.

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What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

* * * * * * * * * * *

Ralph Peterson-percussionist, trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator-has called upon Hughes’ iconic poem to give both title and theme to Dream Deferred, his 20th album as a leader and his sixth on his own label Onyx Music.  Dream Deferred is also the first to feature his new quintet, Aggregate Prime, comprising the powerful, all-star tandem of saxophonist/flutist Gary Thomas, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Vijay Iyer, and bassist Kenny Davis.

“The album speaks to the question of that final question Langston Hughes asks in ‘Harlem’ and whether we as a society are close to answering it,” says Peterson. “The answer is already there in that if we don’t do the right thing, all of our hopes and dreams will explode.”

Peterson: “The ability of the sword to cut cleanly comes from what seems to be abusive extremes and that’s how we’re all tested by life. When life is heating up on you, your own tensile strength becomes more resilient until things cool down for a while before getting hot again. It’s these extremes that are ideal for stress test in strengthening metal…and your own mettle as well.”

1. Aggregate Prime - Iron Man
2. Emmanuel The Redeemer
3. Dream Deferred
4. Aggregate Prime - Monief Redux
5. Aggregate Prime - Father Spirit
6. Aggregate Prime - Fearless
7. Strongest Sword/Hottest Fire
8. Aggregate Prime - Queen Tiye
9. Aggregate Prime - Who's In Control

Ralph Peterson (d)
Mark Whitfield (g)
Kenny Davis (b)
Gary Thomas (ts/f)
Vijay Iyer(p)