Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Barre Phillips & Giancarlo Nino Locatelli - Danze Degli Scorpioni [We Insist! Records 023]

Released via the Monza-based label We Insist! Records as their 023 on June 21st, 2k23 is "Danze Degli Scorpioni", the latest collaborational album effort conceived by Barre Phillips and Giancarlo Nino Locatelli. Together the due comprised of two long-standing Improv masters caters a total of four new pieces rolled out over the course of 52 minutes, with the opening track "Dance Of The Scorpions No.1" occupying basically half of the albums length as a single piece. Musically built on a foundation of double bass and clarinette improvisations with occasional, yet rare vocal additions the two players follow a mostly playful and tentative route, bringing forth a meandering, sometimes agitated approach, yet sometimes drifting into nocturnal tension and danger heralding modes as well as densely layered squealing climax waves and many things well beyond that are about to be appreciated by fans and followers of Avantgarde Jazz and Improv for a reason.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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