Francesco Bearzatti

Monk `N` Roll - Tinissima 4Et (CAMJ 7859-2)

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Monk `N` Roll - Tinissima 4Et

Francesco Bearzatti

CAM Jazz

8052405140937

ITF 135963

CAMJ 7859-2

JAZZ

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Monk `N` Roll - Tinissima 4Et

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Francesco Bearzatti is, without doubt, one of the top musicians of Italian jazz, with certainly the most creative and abundant projects. After tributes to Tina Modotti and Malcolm X, which were widely acclaimed by critics and public alike, in Italy and abroad, he now celebrates the musical genius of Thelonious Monk with a project of pure adrenaline, where all the energy and power of renown rock pieces (by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Police, Aerosmith...) intersect with those famous themes from the composer who passed away 30 years ago; one of the most extraordinary characters that jazz has ever known. Over recent years, Monk has been the subject of a careful re-evaluation by the critics, while the “new wave” of jazz, based primarily on improvisation, places him ideally as its reference point.

Alongside Francesco Bearzatti, who plays saxophones, clarinet and live electronics on this record, is the highly-proven Tinissima 4et including Giovanni Falzone on trumpet and human effects, Danilo Gallo on double bass and electric bass, and Zeno De Rossi on drums and percussion. “It’s a project, a dream - explains Bearzatti – made by four forty-somethings who grew up with rock and roll, but who then became devoted to jazz, to Monk “. And so now they have decided to put them together, merge them, as we often try to do with the things we love… to take them always with us.

PERSONNEL:

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI,
  sax, clarinet, electronics, vocals
GIOVANNI FALZONE,  trumpet, human effects, vocals
DANILO GALLO,  electric & acoustic bass, double bass, vocals
ZENO DE ROSSI , whistle, vocals

TRACKS:

01. MISTERIOSO 2:16
02. BEMSHA SWING 4:13
03. BYE-YA 4:36
04. GREEN CHIMNEYS 6:00
05. MISTERIOSO 0:53
06. TRINKLE TINKLE 5:18
07. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 6:21
08. IN WALKED BUD 4:08
09. MISTERIOSO 1:57
10. BRILLIANT CORNERS 3:24
11. STRAIGHT NO CHASER 4:48
12. CREPESCULE WITH NELLIE 2:39
13. I MEAN YOU 5:40
14. MISTERIOSO 2:09
15. BLUE MONK 4:09
16. CRISS CROSS 6:13