Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gaetano Partipilo - Besides (2013)

- JazzFm [Album of the week]
With this new project, just published by Schema Records, Gaetano showcases the other side of his artistic personality. It is dedicated to the music of the '60s rearranged in a modern way. The result is a warm music, refined and full of pathos.
The album opens with "Beyond the days" written by Gaetano and Alice Ricciardi. It’s a song in ¾ based on a  dreamy athmosphere. Following a Herbie Mann’s hit made famous by the great Mel Tormè: the song is "Right Now" and is sung by Mr. Natural. “Atras da porta” is hand signed by Chico Buarque and is a poignant bossa nova masterfully interpreted by Rosalia De Souza. 

The “Jive samba”,  a Nat Adderley’s  hit made  famous by  the Cannonball  Adderley Quintet  first and then by Jon Hendricks, here features Mr. Natural. "Ocean Dance" features a ravishing solo by Fabrizio Bosso and the track has been sung by one of the most interesting voices in contemporary jazz: Heidi Vogel. "Se voce pensa" is a funky song again with  Rosalia De Souza.  Then another Bossa Nova entitled "Essa Mulher" made famous by versions of Elis Regina and Joyce. "Wall and water" is partly adapted from the tune "Blues for Hari" by Tom Scott. "Autumn Serenade" is a little-known ballad masterfully played by Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane in the historical Impulse album published in 1962. This version is arranged and sung by Mr. Natural. "Moon Flower", a magical arrangement of Luigi Giannatempo. Co-producer Nicola Conte plays guitar on  the  next  song, one  of  the  most successful songs of Gary McFarland.
The title is "13 Death march" and is taken from the soundtrack of the 1966 film "Eye of the Devil". "Los Marcianos" is inspired by the curious stories about a band. The following excerpt  is instead an homage to Italian songs. It 'a song that the teacher Bruno Canfora wrote for the voice of Mina, here interpreted by the wonderful voice of Alice Ricciardi in an "new york style" arrangement.  The album ends with another historical track by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, “The Sticks”, again with Fabrizio Bosso.

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