Fone Records - LP114 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
AAA Pure Analogue Recording , Mastering & Cutting
Club 496 - Only 496 Copies Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed in Germany
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Limited Edition
• 33 rpm
• 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
At three years from the last record, Koiné, Rita Marcotulli comes out with her first recording in solitude. A work that its enthusiasts have long waited for, and that the pianist develops along the delicate ridge on which he has been moving forever when he produces things in his own name, riding among the many stylistic areas within which he has always worked very well in his career. But it's also a deeply intimate work, as it reveals the presence of songs such as "Us and Them," by Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon - whose "shine" offered to the record the paraphrased title - such as "Love Song" of his friend Anders Jormin, as "Conversation with the Moon," in which also play the soundtracks of Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola, keyboard championships,
Of course, it is probable that once again the "purists" of jazz will shake their mouth, waiting for Dewey Redman's pianist to have a more traditional jazz test. But Rita is not just the one that plays with the great US tenor Saxophonist; is also the one who has lived in Sweden for years and there is a consecrated teacher of his instrument, the Mediterranean mother living in the Umbrian countryside and suffering from the distance from the sea is the explorer of a thousand musical suggestions he has met over time. Thus, it is the whole Rita Marcotulli that flows into the sound stream, consistent even in the eclectic references of The Light Side of the Moon.
A flow expressed with magistrality in touches on the keys, with precious selection of high tones and skillful choice of counterpoint, with balanced and evocative use of breaks and virtuous classical passages. And that is through delicious melodies, from "The invisible road" to "Koine", to "Immaginary Raimbow" and to the conclusive, strange dedication to Elettra, which probably has something to attend Anja Garbarek, and yet so sweet as appropriate to a repertoire made united by the root that holds it together. There is a musical style, an artistic spirit, but above all a person who emerges from this self-portrait:
WAVES AND WIND 6'01
THE INVISIBLE ROAD 5'27
US AND THEM 3'02
LOVE SONG 4'29
CONVERSATION WITH THE MOON 1'37
IMAGINARY RAINBOW 3'52
1ELETTRA 'MAGIC STICK 3'15
Recorded by Ascanio Cusella and Pasquale Minieri at Studio Elettra, Calvi of Umbria, Italy.
Carlo Amato mixes: Us and Them, Conversation With The Moon, Imaginary Rainbow, Elettra's Magic Stick.
Pasquale Minieri mixes: Waves And Wind, The Invisible Road, Koine, Love Song, Tuareg, Mysterious with Merging Technology.
Pinuccio's soundtracks Talk about Conversation With The Moon played by Rita Marcotulli
Elettronic sound by Pasquale Minieri Rita Marcotulli piano, voice and stones
Artistic production Pasquale Minieri and Rita Marcotulli Translation, Delia Morris
Cover photo: Andrea Boccalini
Cover photo: Paolo Soriani
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