Come on, Feliciati’s electric jazz

HANDS” is the new electric jazz album by Lorenzo Feliciati, Kristian Terzić and Daniele Chiantese, released March 1, 2024 for Camilla Records, the label's record series Saint Louis Production.

Listen to it here: / Hand

Luigi Viva, author of the biographies of Pat Metheny and Fabrizio De André, presents the new album as follows:

Lorenzo Feliciati, in recent years, has produced a series of albums of great value fusing the rock language with jazz and contemporary music, always making use of traveling companions of the highest level (Cuong Vu, Chad Wackerman, Steve Jansen, Pat Mastelotto, Bill Laswell, etc.).

On this occasion Feliciati chooses the trio formula, supported by the drummer Daniele Chiantese and by the pianist and keyboard player Kristian Terzic. The result is almost a declaration of love for a genre, the electric jazz, which thanks to bands such as Weather Report, Pat Metheny Group and YellowJackets has entered the hearts of each of us.

The songs, all composed by Feliciati, except “A Journey’s End" and "Maybe/Someday” signed by Terzić, reveal a happy compositional streak and a melodic taste that is both immediate and never obvious. The bass lines prepare the melodies on which Terzić gives the best of himself, unfolding a sample of harmonic progressions and enviable sounds. The Croatian keyboard player, who has been accustomed to overseas acquaintances for years (Simon Philips, Giulio Carmassi, Mike Miller), had already highlighted his talent in the first album alone. Not least the contribution of Daniele Chiantese; his drums outline the work of his companions, using crashes and rides with equal skill, fundamental in this genre of music.

The contribution of the three guests was notable, starting with the saxophonist Gianni Vancini that plays in the opening track “The Two Sides of a Coin”, a sort of conjunction between the rock-prog world and jazz.

Singer Desiree Petrocchi in “Maybe/Someday” wisely retraces vocal techniques dear to Milton Nascimento, while the percussionist Martin Verdonk (Prince, Steve Winwood, WDR Big Band), enriches with his percussion “Maybe/ Someday”, “Fortunately" and "A Journey’s End”.

Exciting to say the least listening to “Wonderland”; here Feliciati, with touching fretless melodic lines, allows Kristian Terzić to fly high paying homage to Lyle Mays.
In all the pieces, the interplay between the three musicians foreshadows new and exciting scenarios starting with the live performances. A quality album, played great and above all clear, honest music, made with love.

Camilla Records is the record series produced by Saint Louis Music Production dedicated to special projects; managed by teachers and students, Camilla Records constitutes a creative and productive hub dedicated to promoting creativity without compromise, without seeking consensus at all costs.

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