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Claudio Filippini, Andrea Lombardini, U.T. Gandhi

Two Grounds -- Live at Le Due Terre Winery

Cam Jazz CAMJ 7934-5

8052405143365 - Two Grounds (Live) - CD

Artists :
Claudio Filippini ( Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards )
Andrea Lombardini ( Bass, Electric Bass, Colascione Lute )
U.T. Gandhi ( Drums, Percussion, Live Electronics )
Release date
May 25, 2018
Duration
0:56:00

"It was Joe Zawinul, in his early work with Weather Report and, before that, with Miles Davis, who discovered that you could make a Fender Rhodes piano sound like a church organ or bells from a drowned cathedral, just by altering the settings and experimenting with the pedals. So it’s not surprising to find two Zawinul composition in this compelling “piano trio” (but so much more) set; what is surprising is that they come from pre-Weather Report and from the days when Zawinul was still trying to blend classicism with the blues. Claudio Filippini and his comrades Andrea Lombardini and U.T. Gandhi share a deep and utterly secure sense of musical structure, which is why they’re able to take on the “everyone solos, all of the time” philosophy and make something original and strong out of it, even as they reference jazz history. Opening with Hermeto Pascoal’s peerless “Little Church” is a masterstroke; even if you don’t know the 1970 Miles Davis version, with the composer whistling and playing electric piano, you’ll hear how rooted this version is in the sometimes troublous history of electric jazz. Filippini, Lombardini and Gandhi, though, have emerged in a generation where no special pleading for electricity is required, and besides there is enough kinetic energy in all their playing to make distinctions of “electric” and “acoustic” seem not so much irrelevant as rather quaint. Peerless, switched-on modern music". (Brian Morton)


 Recorded Live at Le DueTerre Winery (Prepotto, Italy) on 10 June 2017
Recording engineer Stefano Amerio


Photos by Elisa Caldana

Reviews

CAM Jazz: “A Night At The Winery”

Da un’iniziativa di Elda Felluga e Stefano Amerio, e sposata dal produttore della CAM Jazz Ermanno Basso, nasce il progetto “A Night At The Winery”: sei diverse formazioni, un solo, tre duetti e due trio, registrate dal vivo durante una settimana, dal 5 al 10 giugno 2017, presso delle prestigiose cantine vinicole del Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Un lavoro meticoloso e intenso, basato tra l’incontro tra jazz e vino, tra musica e sensazioni annesse, che ha portato alla realizzazione di sei CD dal vivo, curati sia nelle riprese audio sia nei dettagliati artwork impreziositi dalle note di Brian Morton e dalle foto di Elisa Caldana.
Elettronica, piano elettrico, percussioni, effetti. Il perimetro timbrico disegnato da Claudio Filippini, Andrea Lombardini e U.T. Gandhi racchiude un’anima estetica vibrante e carica di groove, ma che sa anche essere “notturna” e fascinosamente misteriosa. In repertorio troviamo, tra gli altri, brani di Joe Zawinul o di Hermeto Pascoal, per quello che è un lavoro di profonda ricerca e costruito attorno agli equilibri espressivi tra parti scritte e libere interpretazioni. Jazz elettrico per comoda scorciatoia, ma con mille e più tangenti, diramazioni e inversioni formali e di approccio.

19/6/2018strategieoblique.blogspot.comRoberto Paviglianiti