- Artists :
Claudio Filippini ( Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards )
- Release date
- Oct 7, 2016
Through Overflying Claudio Filippini and CAM JAZZ are treating listeners to a gem of a piano solo performance, in which the young artist has the opportunity to draw on his boundless sensitivity to music, without restraints or superfluities. Filippini plots the course of such a free flight by simply listening to his inner self and unconditional love for music, beyond genres and styles. Music is the final destination, whether it be conveyed through composition and improvisation or the performance of pieces of powerful, refined composers. And so let us dip into themes that can be either sweet and almost childlike (El Noi De La Mare), rhythmic and sharp (Voilà) or charming in their harmonic design (Phantom Zone) and into pieces by composers of enduring fame, like Prokofiev (Tales Of The Old Grandmother) or Ravel (Le Tombeau De Couperin - Forlane), performed with an almost dreamy grace. Then there is all the excellence, depth and cast-iron expertise Filippini employs in playing Domenico Scarlatti (K 135) or Beethoven (Sonata no. 14, Opera 27 no. 2), on whom he draws to achieve daring, exciting jazz improvisations in the tracks that follow: Mozart is also detected among the varying, flowing and modern chords. But in this album you can also hear beautiful, moving little ballads (Mentre Dormi) or pieces that are built on singable melodic themes woven on stylistically changeable harmonizations (Via Andante). In Overflying listeners are concurrently disclosed a musician’s soul and the thousand expressive options of a wonderful instrument, the piano… and thus understand how deep and indissoluble the connection among them may become.
Recorded in Cavalicco on 25 - 26 May 2015 at Artesuono Recording Studio Recording engineer Stefano Amerio Cover photo by Elisa Caldana Photos by Andrea Boccalini Liner notes by Brian Morton