18 – Rust
Luca Dalpozzo Quintet
- Luca Dalpozzo (doublebass and compositions)
- Frank Martino (guitar and live electronics)
- Manuel Caliumi (alto sax)
- Giulio Stermieri (piano)
- Marco Frattini (drums)
RUST is the first solo project of the double bass player Luca Dalpozzo, who brings together in this brand-new quintet some of the most interesting musicians of the national jazz scene.
Jazz writing and collective improvisation coexist, acoustic timbres and live electronics, seeking a contemporary sound with a solid link with the DNA of tradition.
Luca Dalpozzo is a double bass player, electric bassist, composer born in Bologna in 1983. He studied with great double bass masters such as Ares Tavolazzi (jazz) and Alberto Farolfi (classical), he studied Cuban music in depth with Jorge Reyes Hernandez in La Habana, and he obtained the I and II level Academic Diplomas in Jazz Music (Jazz Double Bass) at the Conservatories of Ferrara and Adria and the diploma in Classical Double Bass at the Bologna Conservatory.
Active for several years on the national and European jazz scene, he has played in Italy and abroad, participating in numerous festivals, CDs and reviews with various nationally and internationally renowned artists, ranging across multiple musical genres and shades of improvised music, from traditional swing to contemporary jazz.
As co-leader, arranger and composer he has released two CDs with the Paesani-Dalpozzo- Mazzucco Trio (“Wayne’s Playground” and “Imbiss” with Abeat Records) which have received numerous praise from the public and specialized critics.
o1. Enter Ukiyo-e
Originally born from a study on modal colors, the song aims to represent an abstract dip in the Ukiyo-e, a 19th century Japanese artistic movement whose object is the representation of the floating world and extramusical inspiration of the entire album.
Classic odd time tune in the NY style of the last century with some Cuban influences, the melody is based on the use of the minor pentatonic.
o3. Drew a Dream
Dedicated to Drew Gress, composer and double bass player of reference in contemporary jazz. In the piece, modal and tonal elements coexist made famous by the great Wayne Shorter, seeking a dreamlike balance through the melody.
o4. Gyorgy Cluster Dance
We seek a harmony between contemporary classical writing and free improvisation, free interpretation of the use of clusters inspired by the great composer Gyorgy Ligeti in a dancehall context.
Is a song inspired by the compositional style of the great Paul Motian: simple and cantabile melody in a collective rhythmic swirling tangle, time not time.
o6. Upward Drop
Slow ballad that wants to represent an “ascending fall”, a cascade of harmonious colors and melodic colors.
o7. Blues For Larry (going ballistic)
Based on a study on the rhythmic over-imposition of a cell of 5/8 out of 4/4 and on the re-harmonization of the minor Blues, it is a simple piece conceived for a live context, theme and improvisation on chorus . Dedicated to the dear friend and pianist Lorenzo Paesani.
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