Cover La Notte

Album info

Album-Release:
2012

HRA-Release:
08.04.2016

Label: Fonè Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1La notte06:25
  • 2Tre voci02:53
  • 3Follow the heron04:26
  • 4Agostino04:25
  • 5Lombra della sera05:44
  • 6El vuelo de lobato02:54
  • 7Peach trees05:46
  • 8Turn out the stars06:11
  • 9Canzone per chiamarti04:00
  • 10Polecras spring05:01
  • 11Il cuore e lazzurro03:31
  • 12All through the night07:09
  • Total Runtime58:25

Info for La Notte

The bassist Enzo Pietropaoli and his colleague on trumpet, Fulvio Sigurta, for a long time have been companions: They played together on Pietropaolis' fantastic quartet album Yatra. In La Notte the two Italian musicians set a much more intimate tone. Instead of being accompanied as on Yatra with piano and drums, the two play together here with only one guitarist, Battista Lena.

The trio lineup of trumpet, bass and guitar has at least since the late Chet Baker albums such as 'Chet's Choice' been an honorable tradition and provided an exquisite aura. Quite a few jazz musicians attempted the combination in the course of their careers, but many shy away from the delicate, floating sound, which requires each player's highest concentration — no errors allowed. So what do you need to master such a trio?

First you need a capable bass player such as Enzo Pietropaoli. One who can control the rhythm and groove of a piece without drums, and who sometimes can do his part away from the usual 'walking bass.' Pietropaoli does this not only as a composer of some tracks on the album, but also by his original bass lines and wonderful melodic dialogue beween bass and guitar. Second, you need a more than competent guitarist. You only have six strings to take on the job of a pianist and stably produce together with the bass a loose rhythm landscape, as well accompanying the solos and melodies themselves. All of these challenges Battista Lena masters with a beautiful slim tone and wonderfully wily chords. You still need a trumpeter and Fulvio Sigurta, usually with dampers, or on the gentle-sounding flugelhorn, is careful not to overwhelm his two tonally subtle counterparts. With melody-based sound and elegant restraint he seamlessly completes the integrated trio. The three men effortlessly partner on a blend of modern original compositions and swinging standards.

Enzo Pietropaoli, upright bass
Fulvio Siguria, trumpet, flugelhorn
Battista Lena, guitar


Enzo Pietropaoli
Born in Genova september 29 1955. In 1961 he moves to Rome and debuts professionally in 1975 with “Trio Di Roma” (Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto).

Performed and recorded with many significant musicians as Franco Ambrosetti, Chet Baker, Flavio Boltro, Lester Bowie, Art Farmer, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber, Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani, Johnny Griffin, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz, Gabriele Mirabassi, Sal Nistico, Archie Shepp, Pietro Tonolo, Gianluigi Trovesi, Massimo Urbani, Phil Woods, Mark Turner, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dino Piana, Toots Thielemans, Gianni Coscia, Richard Galliano, Brian Auger, Stefano Bollani, Ray Bryant, George Gruntz, Evan Lurie, Rita Marcotulli, Horace Parlan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Ben Sidran, Cedar Walton, John Taylor. Bobby Hutcherson, Jay Clayton, Maria Pia De Vito, Norma Winstone, John Abercrombie, Roberto Ciotti, Christian Escoudè, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, John Scofield, Ginger Baker, Han Bennink, Kenny Clarke, Billy Cobham, Daniel Humair, Alvin Queen, Fabrizio Sferra, Gianmaria Testa and many others.

Booklet for La Notte

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