Two of the most distinctive talents of this new generation get together in the recording studio to give life to what will no doubt be considered one of the best productions of the year. A very fascinating combination intuitively born from CAMJazz and its producer, Ermanno Basso, who had already worked with both musicians with great result, and therefore knew them well. Recorded in the prestigious Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg (Germany), “Through The Journey” is an album that is atypical, lyrical and enchanting. A meeting of two musicians who seem to have known each other forever: their instruments speak and listen to one another, completely improvising and giving life to moments that don’t seem created impromptu, but instead note after note they are structured and take on shapes that are defined and flowing. With this album the two musicians seem to say “less is more”, searching for the perfect sound, and emphasizing the silence without seeking unnecessary sensationalism or music exercises that show off both of their techniques, qualities that they’ve been able make recognizable for a long time now, despite their ages. It is certainly no coincidence that they are, besides being known leaders, also among the most sought-after sidemen around. Qualities that have earned them awards from both audiences and critics alike. Just this year the two swept up votes at the annual referendum organized by the Italian magazine Musica Jazz, winning First (Sigurtà) and Third (Filippini) places respectively in the category of Best New Talent.
Recorded and mixed in Ludwigsburg on 24, 25, 26 November 2011 at Bauer Studios Recording & mixing engineer Johannes Wohlleben
Photos by Andrea Boccalini