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Enzo Pietropaoli | Nota di basso


A new journey began, I left alone, but ready for new meetings.



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Enzo Pietropaoli | Nota di basso (Bass note) Performed by the musician completely in solitude with the help of a loop machine, which integrates and gives depth to the already valuable timbre of the double bass, thanks to the overlap of speech that gives greater meaning, sense and voice to the music played, this CD contains a transversal repertoire.

A perfect repertoire for an artist like Pietropaoli who has always made of eclecticism his stylistic signature, and sways from original songs with classical roots to very famous jazz standards, from The Italian music of the 60s to the reinterpretation of the Beatles, Brahms and Jimi Hendrix, all interpreted with a language that remains, however, jazzy and always including improvisation.

The CD opens with two original songs by the Genoese author: "Prelude in D", a minimalist and contemporary composition, which proceeds for micro - very fascinating variations and "Cb Minor Blues", a rough track in the name of the most classic blues-jazz, enriched by a second line of overdubbed archettato bass and the looped voice of the author.

This is followed by a splendid and particular version of the french song "Autumn Leaves" and "Respiro", a song that takes on lyricism and mysticism to the point of seeming recorded in a church.

Other songs worthy of note are: "Little Wing", interpreted in a gritty and rough way, which makes the listener rediscover that jazz-rock ante litteram latent in Hendrix "Mother Nature's Son", a famous Beatles song that, enriched by "natural sounds" passed through the loop machine, takes on timbres that refer to different musical styles such as pop, ethno and jazzy and "Moon River / The Wind" a strange hybrid in which the rhapsodic elegance of Mancini's melody flows on the finale in the theme of Baptist composition, embellished by the looped of the first words of the chorus and by a bandaged and rustling atmosphere.


Enzo Pietropaoli |Nota di basso To be honest I'm not bad alone, indeed ...
But I'm not alone, you're never alone in front of music.
In each note there is a bit of my life, its lights, its darkness and every different nuance.
The previous life, present and the future, my story, the grandparents, the parents, the children, the women I loved and will love, the musicians with whom I was lucky enough to collaborate, those I only listened to and those who pissed me off, and then the concerts, countless, and the kilometers consumed around the planet (let's treat it well) , incalculable, and all the people I knew, but also loneliness, in a room, with him, the double bass, so difficult and so familiar as he is.
And above all: love, and a new beautiful awareness: it is not music that serves us to achieve other goals, often ephemeral, music is the goal, we, musicians, are a vehicle to achieve it. We have a privilege, if we pursue it honestly, music rewards us, every day, concretely and in a profound way.
A new journey began, I left alone, but ready for new meetings.