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本作もお見逃しなく！！ジム・オルークのサポート受け完成させた当店大人気タイトルにして2020年ベストリリースの一つ[ISASOLO!]とほぼ同時期に発表されていた、イタリア人ピアニストGiovanni Di Domenicoのもう一つの重要プライベート作がやっと到着！！
本作は2002年にオランダで出会い、それから定期的にセッションを行ってきたフランスの女性ボーカリストにしてサックスプレイヤー、作曲家Alexandra Grimalとの共作。即興を中心としたフォーク/ジャズをテーマに、Alexandra嬢の歌声とサックスの裏でまさに"洗練"のピアノを聞かせるGiovanni Di Domenico。美しくもどこか前衛的な対話が続く名作です。Giovanni Di Domenicoによる自主出版作。
Since their meeting in The Hague in the Netherlands in 2002, Alexandra Grimal and Giovanni di Domenico have been playing together regularly. Since 2011 they have been offering several subtle and inspired tête-à-têtes: Ghibli, Chergui and Down The Hill, which was released on January 19th, 2020.
Ghibli, around a repertoire composed by the Italian pianist, released on the Sans Bruit label in 2011, the music navigates on the mineral lines of Alexandra Grimal's saxophones that come to rest and intertwine with the surprisingly deep and beautiful piano playing of Giovanni du Domenico, constantly opening new listening paths.
Chergui, a double album released by Ayler Records in 2014, compositions by both artists. Here they offer a sophisticated "chamber" jazz that yet seems to flow so naturally, where they find themselves in the dreamlike meanders of their dialogues...between writing and improvisation, to retain only the emotion of the moment.
In this new album, Down The Hill, the dialogue between the two musicians continues around improvised folk themes where Alexandra's voice is added to the soprano saxophone, widening the timbres and the paths of exploration.
Recorded by Céline Grangey on nov. 16th/17th 2017 in the Vitez room of the Scène Nationale d'Orléans. Mixed and Mastered in 2019 by Céline Grangey. Cover photo and English texts by Alexandra Grimal, Italian text by Goffredo Murathia.
Layout & design by Miquel Casaponsa
Thanks to François-Xavier Hauville, Céline Grangey and Goffredo Muratgia
Alexandra Grimal soprano saxophone - voice
Giovanni di Domenico - piano