Fone Records - LP059 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
Pure Analogue Recording , Mastering & Cutting
Club 496 - Only 496 Copies Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed in Germany
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Limited Edition
• Pure Analogue Recording & Cutting
• Cutting Machine wired by Signoricci
• One-Stage Pressing Process
• Heavy Quality Sleeves
• Signoricci Vinyl Printed in Germany
• Produced in only 496 copies
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
August 2012 at the Teatro Persio Flacco in Volterra, Tuscany, Italy "La Notte" is definitely one of the jazz highlights from the publications presented the fone in recent years . The refined and sophisticated trio of trumpet (Fulvio sigurta), guitar (Battista Lena) and double bass (Enzo Pietropaoli) in the tradition of Chet Baker inspired by the elegant sound and a bluesy, melancholic introspective attitude - the title of the disk (in German: the night) is truly program. Now there is this fantastic record in a rematch on 2 LPs with 45 rpm The technical difference will be immediately noticeable. Here is so much more room for sonority and details that the already flawless sound of the first edition is increased to simply fantastic. And then the LP is on the four sides also room for three additional pieces that were missing on the original: "Agostino" from the pen of the guitarist, "Il Cuore E Lazzurro" by bassist Pietropaoli and the ending of the Cole Porter classic "All Through The Night", in an equally rapid as casual version. At its finest! To ensure superb high-Fone quality of this LP, the sound is nearly indistinguishable from the master tape, it was mastered from the original analog tape by Giulio Cesare Ricci at Fone completely new.
Enzo Pietropaoli, double bass
Battista Lena, guitar
Fulvio SIgurta, trumpet, flugelhorn
1. La Notte (Battista Lena)
2. Tre Voci (Enzo Pietropaoli)
3. Peach Trees (Rufus Wainwright)
4. Turn Out The Stars (Bill Evans)
1. El Vuelo De Lobato (Enzo Pietropaoli)
2. Follow The Heron (Karine Polwart)
3. Canzone Per Chiamarti (Enzo Pietropaoli)
4. L'Ombra Della Sera (Battista Lena)
5. Polecra's Spring (Fulvio Sigurta)
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