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EDUARDO BORTOLOTTI ~ HUAPPANGO NIGHTS
SOLITON 1092 (Barcode: 5903684250921) ~ MEXICO ~ Jazz-World Fusion

Recorded: 2020 Released: 2020

This is the debut album by Mexican (resident in Poland) Jazz violinist Eduardo BortolottiFind albums by this artist recorded in a quartet setting with Columbian (also resident in Poland) bassist Edilson SanchezFind albums by this artist and two Polish musicians: keyboardist Mateusz SobiechowskiFind albums by this artist and drummer Bartek StaromiejskiFind albums by this artist. Percussionist Alberto SuazoFind albums by this artist guests on selected tracks. The album presents nine pieces, four of which are arrangements of Mexican Folk tunes and five are original compositions by Bortolotti.

The music is typical Jazz-World Fusion with strong Mexican / Latin tinge, skillfully performed by the participants. The sound of the violin is certainly quite unusual in this musical environment and takes a moment to get used to, but it certainly works out eventually. The closing track offers a much open and free attitude and perhaps hints as to Bortolotti´s future development.

Bortolotti, who studied with leading Polish Jazz violinists: Marcin HalatFind albums by this artist and Henryk GembalskiFind albums by this artist, is certainly well schooled and his technical proficiency is beyond reproach. His personal style still needs to be crystallized, which is sure to happen in time, combining the Polish influences and his Mexican roots and creating a unique voice.

The rest of the players are also skilled performers, with the two Polish musicians having already proven recording experience. They all support the leader amicably and the group sound is coherent and well balanced.

Overall this is a promising debut album, which shows potential and talent, and is definitely worth checking out, especially since the violin in Jazz is relatively obscure and deserves wider recognition.
Updated: 11/01/2021Posted: 11/01/2021CD 1 Digipak Recommend To A Friend

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