Record of the month / GeGè Telesforo Impossible Tour Live

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GeGè Telesforo did it again! 25 years after the previous album recorded live, the multifaceted artist is back on track with this album that tells the Impossible Tour 2021 live. Impossible is an adjective that resonates strongly: it signals - as we read in De Mauro - something that it cannot be realized or achieved as it conflicts with real possibilities or exceeds the limits of human capabilities. De Mauro, however, did not know Telesforo, and his indomitable desire to return to a stage to express the joy and the senses of music, of his music. When, that is, all this seemed to have been canceled by the pandemic, GeGè and his historic manager Roberto Ramberti set up a tour of thirty concerts, up and down the boot, like perfect visionaries.

You can hear the result in the eleven tracks that make up the colorful sound mosaic set up by the award-winning company Telesforo e Co .: the pianist Domenico Sanna, a talent as profound as it is unpredictable; Michele Santolieri, very young drummer able to extricate himself in all the dialects of contemporary drumming; Dario Deidda and Luca Bulgarelli, who certainly need no introduction, to divide the lineup between electric bass and double bass (and Bulgarelli is also responsible for mixing and mastering the disc, which plays very well), and the incredible Max Ionata, torrential tenor saxophonist. A very well-established band, which - as they say of some particularly close-knit players - finds itself with eyes closed, thanks to a perfect discipline of mutual listening, interplay, playing together not already intended as a contractual obligation, but rather as a disposition of soul.

Then, of course, there is GeGè, his virtuosic scat, the infinite love for music from every latitude, the pleasure of entertaining (and knowing how to do it like few others), the inimitable grace, the percussion acrobatics and that characteristic way of his. to direct the band made up of gestures, glances, body movements, in search of lightness and intensity: an oxymoron that can only be found in the music of the greats.

The lineup draws from a transversal repertoire, which however is filtered through a very precise timbre choice: to return to a dimension as close as possible to the acoustic one, letting the instruments vibrate, expressing natural sounds, both on stage and off. A cozy, intimate setting that recalls the atmosphere of a small club, but that the band has managed to transmit even in larger spaces.

The impossible tour of GeGè Telesforo does not stop there, however: from April the perfect groove machine gets back into motion: other dates, other races. Because the music does not stop, and impossible is, in fact, just an adjective like many others.

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