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THREE SPIRITS ~ BLUE CHORALE
ABEAT 532 (Barcode: 8031510005324) ~ ITALY ~ Jazz-World Fusion

Recorded: 2014 Released: 2014

This is the debut album by Italian trio Three SpiritsFind albums by this artist, which consists of vocalist Nadia BraitoFind albums by this artist, bassist Stefano Dall`OraFind albums by this artist, who also adds some electronic effects and drummer Francesco D`AuriaFind albums by this artist. Together they perform eight compositions, originating from a wide variety of mostly Jazz and World Music sources and include also one original composition by Dall`Ora.

The trio presents an intimate climate, with the vocals being accompanied only by bass and drums, with the bass playing most of the instrumental melodic parts, which of course is very unusual. Braito sings lyrics but mostly performs wordless vocalese, which is very impressive. Dall`Ora plays many amazing bass parts, some using effects, which would leave many a bass player completely stunned. D`Auria adds a tasty and elegant rhythmic support, which is always right on top of things, changing the dynamics according to whatever is appropriate at a given moment.

The music completely escapes trivial classifications and amalgamates so many elements that listing them all is simply impossible. There is a distinct Jazz improvisation present at all times, but the music moves all over the scale from contemporary Classical to World Music. The unique arrangements change to original compositions often very dramatically and always surprisingly. It is absolutely amazing how just three musicians can make such powerful music.

This is one of those albums where one starts to listen to with absolutely no preconception or previous knowledge and as it progresses your jaws simply open wider and wider with each tune. Dall`Ora sent me this record after I reviewed another album he plays on, and this lucky coincidence made me discover this fantastic gem of an album. Thanks Stefano! Finding such albums really makes life worth living.

Above all, the existence of albums like this one proves that European Jazz is continuously leaping forward and there are no limits ahead of us. These young people will keep surprising us with their ingenuity, inventiveness and individuality, and thank God we can enjoy this fruits of their labor.

Brilliant from start to finish, this album is for those music connoisseurs who think they have heard it all already. You are all in for a big surprise!
Updated: 22/09/2016Posted: 22/09/2016CD 1 Recommend To A Friend

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