Eco D'alberi / Eco D'alberi
Album: Eco D'alberi   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Eco D'alberi   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Porter Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-06-19 Pull Date: 2011-08-21 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 21 Jul 31 Jul 3
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 17, 2011: Memory Select
Up Toward The Sun
3. Jul 01, 2011: Music Casserole
Tutto Cielo
2. Jul 27, 2011: slowburner bricolage
Up Toward The Sun

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-06-12
ECO D’ALBERI: Eco D’Alberi
Porter, 2011

FREE JAZZ – Italian improvising quartet, recorded live at various festivals in 2008 & 2009. They have lots of energy and a fearless commitment to the moment, but they also sound very much in sync with each other even when things get really raucous. Good and edgy.

Try any track; they’re all impressive.

1. 12:22 – slumping start; sax busts out in a massive squeal over odd piano chords; falls into quiet for bowed bass, marches into complexity

2. 14:33 – starts with quiet interplay, becomes forceful with urgent piano and drums; ambient breakdown, gentle for a while, then loud… deflates

3. 32:00 – quickly rises to high agitation; sax blazes in mad brilliance; falls back to near-silence at ~8:00, but crazed sax & whirlwind drums drag it back to full power; piano & bass get really creative in the second half and have a cool duet starting at ~21:00, followed by the best quartet work on the disc; builds to another peak before the end

4. 09:10 – lots of energy: abrasive sax and scattershot drums, prodding piano; The most aggressive track, switches gears easily, hints at a groove

[ Fo ] 06/12/11

Track Listing
1. Tutto Cielo   3. Calls
2. Radice   4. Up Toward The Sun