Canzoni della Bella Italia
Melodies full of affection and longing.
Images of the sweet and southern life that have always fired the imagination of the Central European.
Picked up on many trips to the Mediterranean sea.
Songs from Bella Italia, once performed by enchanting singers like Claudio Villa, Ornella Vanoni, Gino Paoli, Roberto Murolo or Pino Daniele.
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The trio got to know each other intensively for the first time in 2017 during a short tour of Germany and Switzerland. Alex Riel invited Marian Petrescu and Joel Locher to come to Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen to play two double concerts together. For Joel Locher it was quickly clear that a live CD had to result from this.
Playing at Jazzhus Montmartre has always been a long-cherished wish for him. Alex Riel began his career as a member of the house band of the Montmartre Jazz Club in Copenhagen, together with bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Tete Montoliu or Kenny Drew on piano.
The trio concept is deliberately not completely reinvented by the three, rather a varied interplay across different styles and eras can be expected… from Oscar Peterson to Keith Jarrett. With breathtaking brilliance and dazzling virtuoso technique, the Romanian piano virtuoso Marian Petrescu plays an exciting trio programme with the congenial Joel Locher on bass and Alex Riel on drums.
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He is, of course, addressing his esteemed fans and listeners when the great gypsy swing guitarist Wawau Adler calls his new album “I Play With You.” But he could also be referring specifically to his instrument. He changes playfully between the Selmer No. 828, a classical guitar from the forties, over modern types to the electric guitar. Finally, the title could also refer to the repertoire that is played here: After Adler has interpreted in his earlier recordings mainly standards – his last album “Happy Birthday Django 110”, released two years ago, was, for example, explicitly dedicated to his and the great role model of all gypsy jazz guitarists Django Reinhardt – and interspersed in each case only a few original compositions, it is now for the first time exactly the opposite.
With his own songs you can now get to know the whole Wawau Adler on “I Play With You”. The one who never denies his Manouche roots, but who has derived his own style from them and has always applied it to all jazz like few of his generation. Biréli Lagrène was the first formative influence for Josef “Wawau” Adler, born in Karlsruhe in 1967, when he was twelve years old. The guitarist who is considered by many to be Django Reinhardt’s most legitimate successor precisely because he never simply copied the forefather of hot jazz and gypsy swing, but developed him further in his own way and transferred him to modern jazz styles. And Adler did and does the same.
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Think big! Bigger, further, faster! We are no longer used to attaching importance to the small. We don’t have enough attention span for details in the ever more confusing mountains of images and sounds that pile up in front of us. Nuances are no longer perceived at all, they are not recognised behind the filters of the present or they are wiped away like an annoying little creature.
“Little People”, the new album by Berlin guitarist Robert Keßler, comes at the right time. Because it directs the senses, dulled by distractions, to the essential and seduces them to listen: For example, to the pleasantly warm sound of the wood of Keßler’s archtop Gibson ES-175 from 1963, or to the enormously concentrated interplay of Keßler, double bassist Andreas Henze and drummer Tobias Backhaus, which pays attention to each other’s most minimal musical gestures. And last but not least, on the compositions, which grow in their course and flourish to full splendour like seeds carefully made to sprout.
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„Water is the origin of all things. It´s the substance from which everything emerges and to which all things will return.
– Thales of Miletus
„If jazz has to be termed as a wave, then music is a sea, but if the reflectors in the water is the chord.“ – PAT METHENY
The vocal artist and jazz vocalist Esther Kaiser has taken on a theme for her new album that – as with the widely praised previous album “Songs of Courage” – addresses an important aspect of our time, which is constantly in flux, in which nothing is more constant than the liquid, than the evaporation and liquefaction of everything solid and traditional: Water.
Esther Kaiser therefore takes the ancient and, from today’s perspective, of course not to be taken literally, quote from Thales of Miletus as a poetic-metaphorical image for her album:
“Water is the origin of all things. It´s the substance from which everything emerges and to which all things will return.“
Thus, even the musically and lyrically multifaceted theme of the album repeatedly finds its way back to pure clarity and lightness, despite the shimmering socio-political and climate-related dimension that Kaiser does not disregard in her cleverly nuanced approach.
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