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Battaglia, Stefano / Pelagos
Album:Pelagos Collection:Jazz
Artist:Battaglia, Stefano Added:11/2017
Label:Ecm Records 

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Add Date:2017-11-26 Pull Date:2018-01-28 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-23 
Reviewed: 2017-11-23
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: a former accomplished classical pianist has been pursuing his own jazz muse for over a decade. This is his first solo endeavor and the results are striking. Both meditative and engaging, he is constantly improvising on this ambitious double disc set.
If You Like: Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner, Django Bates
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
(DISC 1)
1/ Destino (6:20) - slow chords start> slow tempo> fade
*2/ Pelagos (10:12) - slow tempo switches to midtempo> fade
*3/ Migralia (12:24) - shimmering notes starts & crescendo> midtempo beautiful melody swings uptempo> fade
*4/ Lamma Bada Yattathanna (4:51) - slow & quiet start> slow tempo swings to midtempo> quick fade
*5/ Processional (5:24) - off-kilter clunky notes> slow tempo builds to midtempo> quick stop
6/ Halap (8:39) - midtempo with flurries of notes swings uptempo> quick stop
7/ Dogon (1:47) - short off-kilter clunky uptempo> quick stop
*8/ Life (10:59) - quiet slow start> beautiful midtempo melody slows to a slow tempo & swings back> builds in intensity> long slow fade
DISC 2 REVIEWED ON BACK

(DISC 2)
9/ Lampedusa (7:08) - slow 7 quiet start> slow & contemplative> stop
*10/ Hora Mundi (14:07) - cascading notes> midtempo slows to slow tempo> shift to heavy chords> slow tempo with light dancing notes over the top> stop
11/ Lamma Bada Yattathanna (variation) (3:37) - midtempo & quick fade
12/ Exilium (9:24) - slow & steady chords start> builds to midtempo with heavy notes, percussive feel> quick stop
13/ Migration Mantra (11:34) - pretty midtempo melody> fade
*15/ Horgos E Roszke (6:45) - slow tempo start swings to midtempo & slows again> fade
*16/ Ufratu (5:37) - midtempo> beautiful melody> fade
*17/ Heron (5:37) - slow & stuttering, playing internal strings (I think) swings to uptempo, almost percussive sounding> slows to stop
*18/ Brenner Tocatta (7:42) - slow & quiet start swings to uptempo & fades

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Destino 9.(Disc 2) Lampedusa
2.Pelagos 10.Hora Mundi
3.Migralia 11.Lamma Bada Yatahannna (Variation)
4.Lamma Bada Yatahannna 12.Exilium
5.Processional 13.Migration Mantra
6.Halap 14.Horgos E Roske
7.Dogon 15.Utratu
8.Life 16.Heron
 17.Brenner Toccata