Blue Latin

Album cover art for upc 8018344114774
Label: Schema
Catalog: SCLP477
Format: VINYL

GERARDO FRISINA

This new album by Gerardo Frisina should have been called "Olympia - Part II", since it ideally restarts where the previous EP "Olympia" had arrived. It's been recorded by the same line-up: John Guerretti, Ernesto Lopez, Hendrickson "Pucci" Mena, Domenico Mamone, Alessandro Marcado and Gilas. Looks like a classic jazz ensemble; however a strong passion for afro and Latin sounds, combined with abundant dose of electronic music, leads to a completely different result. Frisina's trademark hasn't actually changed: jazz music contaminated by Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin-jazz elements, all made fluid, compelling and above all...danceable! It is almost impossible, in fact, not to associate Frisina's music to a dance floor environment, and "Blue latin" is no exception: conceived, as its predecessors, as the ideal musical accompaniment to a packed dance hall, also this record reinterprets a musical genre - jazz, of course! - which even decades ago was considered the dance music "par excellence", and delivers it, extremely modernized, to the present day. Among the six tracks from "Blue Latin", exclusively printed on LP, there's a personal reworks of "Naquela Base" Joao Donata, where the original piano melody is played by wind instruments, and the almost-meditative "Incanto", which combines spiritual jazz influences and African atmospheres.

Price: $29.99