Friday, January 06, 2023

Filippo Orefice - Kalaima [Aut Records 087]

Released via the ever busy Aut Records label as their 87 on November 22nd, 2k22 is "Kalaima", the actual album debut by a new Jazz trio led by Filippo Orefice who, in conjunction with his fellow contributors Fabrizio Puglisi and Marco D'Orlando, serves a total of 12 new cuts rolled out over roughly 46 minutes on this longplay piece. Combining piano and drums with tenor sax and clarinet whilst forgoing the omnipresent bass entirely the trio creates a playful, yet astoundingly deep and explorative take on top tier Jazz which isn't shying away from busy, complex solo excursions alongside echoes of what could be described as film noir-informed influences - and possibly Ragtime... - in pieces like "Triogramma" whereas bits like "Gurken" see the three artists at their liveliest, and probably most seductive, before "Transitions" takes us a down a deeper, late night Jazz-leaning alley followed by the highly romantic attitude of "Theme for Bebe", the more muscular and beefy "Uzio" whereas the concluding "La Bestia" caters a well interesting interplay of dramatic eruptions and lively well intertwined harmonies for a grand finale just to name a few.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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