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Saturday, October 22, 2016

CD Review: Giulio Romano Malaisi - Unexpected Ride.

Giulio Romano Malaisi (gtr); Michael Rosen (ten/sop); Dario Di Lecce (bs); Sophie Alloway (dms) + Filippo Dall'Asta (rhythm gtr on final track).
(Review by Lance).
As I become more and more disillusioned by what purports to be jazz - both live and on disc - out of the blue an album like this arrives, I'm reassured, the old values haven't gone, in this case, they've just been updated and by a guitarist from a small village in Italy who moved to London, for what was planned as a brief visit. However, young Giulio quickly became hooked on the vibrant music scene of England's capital city eventually, becoming a much sort after session player working across the genres.

The quartet he got together for this album gelled and, while Malaisi is the guiding light, the others aren't shaded. Rosen's playing on both horns add an extra dimension as do bassist and drummer Di Lecce and Alloway.
Six of the nine tracks are by Malaisi. The other three are by Donald Fagin (Green Flower Street); Herbie Hancock (I Thought it was You) and Michel Petrucciani (Looking Up).
I'd intended to pass this over to one of our guitar buffs but, sorry guys, I pulled rank on this one!
Let's hope he takes this out on the road.
Released back in June more info here.
Lance.

1 comment :

Steven T said...

I heard a dance track sampling Hancocks' Thought it was You just the other night. Funny how things come around; nothing for thirty eight years and then you get two. They say things come in three's so you might have to slip me this after all.

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