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Francesco Bearzatti, Federico Casagrande

Lost Songs -- Live at Abbazia di Rosazzo Winery

Cam Jazz CAMJ 7932-5

8052405143303 - Lost Songs (Live) - CD

Artists :
Federico Casagrande ( Electric and Acoustic Guitar )
Francesco Bearzatti ( Tenor Sax, Clarinet )
Release date
May 25, 2018
Duration
0:56:00

"Our standard metaphor for duo improvisation is still conversation, even though the analogy breaks down all over the place. What kind of conversation is it when both parties speak at once, for instance? We tend to shy away from other, more obvious comparisons, like dance, because we’re still a little uncomfortable imagining two big guys in hold, whirling romantically round the floor.  Here’s a duo that underlines just how weak any attempt to explain the chemistry in words is bound to be. Is it a conversation? Yes, sometimes. Right at the beginning, Casagrande sets out a quiet, thoughtful proposition, before Bearzatti comes in with his own fuller and more defined articulation of it. At other moments on these pieces, all of them compositions by the saxophone player, there are elements of dance, even when there is no explicit dance rhythm involved. Sometimes, there’s an almost mathematical elegance to the conjunction of elements, which isn’t a belittling thought: mathematics is the most elegant of all the arts.  The only logical conclusion is that these “lost songs” – how did they come to be lost? how were they found again? or is this simply another metaphor for their deliciously faraway manner? – don’t lend themselves to analysis. They simply have to be heard and it’s astonishing how music so calmly unassertive should be so commanding, too. Bearzatti and Casagrande invite us in at the beginning and hold us right to the end".  (Brian Morton)


Recorded Live at Abbazia di Rosazzo Winery (Italy) on 8 June 2017
Recording engineer Stefano Amerio


Photos by Elisa Caldana



Reviews

JAZZ ET VIN... en Italie du Nord-Est

Sous le titre générique 'A Night At The Winery', le label Cam Jazz (Harmonia Mundi) a suscité six soirées de concerts, du 5 au 10 juin 2017, dans les chais et caves de six vignobles de la région Vénétie-Frioul Julienne. Ce territoire italien, qui jouxte la Slovénie, est réputé pour sa vigne, et notamment pour ses vins blancs. Belle occasion de convier des jazzmen (pas de jazzwomen, pourtant j'en connais qui aiment et connaissent le vin....) à s'exprimer dans ces lieux de culture et de mémoire. Du solo au trio, des propositions musicales très personnelles (et très diverses)… Encore un duo, cette fois totalement autochtone, encore que le guitariste vénitien Federico Casagrande vive désormais... à Paris, et que son complice saxophoniste, Francesco Bearzatti visite souvent notre beau pays. Leur disque («Lost Songs»), est une balade empreinte de mélancolie parmi les compositions du saxophoniste : poétique et profondément musical…

22/6/2018lesdnj.over-blog.comXavier Prévost
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.
Si compone di soli originali firmati da Francesco Bearzatti la scaletta di questo lavoro svolto in duo con Federico Casagrande. Due musicisti dalla notevole sensibilità espressiva, che riversano in ogni traccia la loro cifra stilistica, per un insieme dove troviamo atmosfere morbide, temi cantabili e strade melodiche percorribili. C’è il tenore di Bearzatti, o il clarinetto in alternanza, in primo piano, mentre le corde di Casagrande cuciono tappeti ritmici e sfondi di grande eleganza e leggerezza. Non mancano alcuni momenti di maggiore attrito, ma che non tradiscono la misura e l’intimità del momento artistico.

19/6/2018strategieoblique.blogspot.comRoberto Paviglianiti