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#2941187 - 08/03/18 12:33 PM A little teaser
marino Offline
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An anticipation from the next album, "In a Quiet Room", due out in September. "Waiting in Distance" is the opening song.

I have also assembled a little video, just for fun. It's totally amateurish and embarassing... my advice: Please focus on the music.... : - )

Carlo Mezzanotte - piano
Stefano Battaglia - double bass
Alessandro Marzi - drums


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#2941225 - 08/03/18 05:12 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: marino]
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Bello, fratello mio. Sono felice di sentire che stai uscendo con qualcosa di nuovo. keys
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#2941248 - 08/03/18 08:18 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Bello, fratello mio. Sono felice di sentire che stai uscendo con qualcosa di nuovo. keys

Hey, thanks, Dave. And in perfect Italian, too! cool

Well, the songs in this record aren't so new; I've been playing them for 3 or 4 years. As many other things I do, it's a complicated story. We had planned to record this project in the summer of 2016, deal signed, studio booked... then the bass player suddendly got the chance of a long-term commitment in the United States, and flew away just three days before the date scheduled for recording!

We tried again an year later - August 2017. This time, I got sick and was barely able to play, but I didn't want another delay, so I gritted my teeth and went ahead. It was tough - I was in the hospital the next day. And we were able to do 12 songs instead of 13, so I had to completely rethink the song list.

*Then* the label started to move the release date, one month at a time, so it slowly went from February to September (more than one year after recording!), messing with all my plans....

Sorry for the venting.... in fact, I went thru so much trouble with this record, that I made a point to record another one right away, and to have as much fun as possible doing it - to reconcile myself with the process of making music.
So I did it, last January. grin I have no idea when this next CD will be out, but I'm in no hurry. For now, I have this one to take care of... wink

Oooops - logorrhoea attack! Sorry. rolleyes smile

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#2941514 - 08/05/18 08:58 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: marino]
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Originally Posted By: marino
Hey, thanks, Dave. And in perfect Italian, too! cool

My accent is terrible, however. Still sound like a dude originally from Baltimore, Maryland.
Really happy for you that you are creating new music for everyone, the world is a better place with you in it. Cheers. cheers
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#2941521 - 08/05/18 10:10 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: davedoerfler]
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Wonderful. Is this your song? I love the tonic fake-outs. And everything else smile

It is humbling how many many bona fide masters post on this board...
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#2941874 - 08/07/18 06:50 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: davedoerfler]
marino Offline
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
the world is a better place with you in it. Cheers. cheers

Wow, thanks. And cheers!

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#2941877 - 08/07/18 06:56 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: MathOfInsects]
marino Offline
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
Wonderful. Is this your song?
Yes.

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I love the tonic fake-outs.
"Tonic fake-outs" is a good way to call them. grin

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And everything else smile
Thanks! smile

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It is humbling how many many bona fide masters post on this board...
Absolutely! wink

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#2941878 - 08/07/18 07:00 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: marino]
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Outstanding work, as usual.

Really nice, Carlo! cool

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#2941882 - 08/07/18 07:21 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: Dave Bryce]
marino Offline
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Thanks a lot, Dave!

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#2941910 - 08/07/18 11:24 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: davedoerfler]
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Carlo, you are a beautiful piano player - thank you very much for sharing.


Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: marino
Hey, thanks, Dave. And in perfect Italian, too! cool

My accent is terrible, however.


This little exchange reminded me of the scene in Inglourious Basterds where Brad Pitt says "Bahnjourno".

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#2942058 - 08/08/18 04:04 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: marino]
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Exquisite Carlo. Loved it smile

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#2942089 - 08/08/18 09:45 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: CowboyNQ]
marino Offline
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Thank you, NQ and Gino!

The fact that this project was born among several difficulties makes me happy that it's finally going to be out, and even happier that some of the KC folks appreciate it. twothumbs

Originally Posted By: CowboyNQ
the scene in Inglourious Basterds where Brad Pitt says "Bahnjourno".

believe it or not, I've watched Inglorious Bastards with Italian doubling... so that expression could *not* be translated. grin

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#2943135 - 08/14/18 11:24 AM Re: A little teaser [Re: marino]
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Wow! Really Wow!

I love this song Marino! The composition with the “tonic fake-outs” (nice term MOI) gives the right amount of movement. Your piano skills are outstanding as usual. Let us know when the full CD is out!
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#2943240 - 08/14/18 11:57 PM Re: A little teaser [Re: RudyS]
marino Offline
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Originally Posted By: RudyS
Wow! Really Wow!

I love this song Marino! The composition with the “tonic fake-outs” (nice term MOI) gives the right amount of movement. Your piano skills are outstanding as usual. Let us know when the full CD is out!

Thanks a lot Rudy!
The CD should be out in September, in both physical and digital formats. I'll post a notice on KC for sure.

About the "tonic fake-outs" writing, it's a sound that's been around for a while, expecially in European jazz. You can hear hints of it in the work of UK pianist John Taylor, for example - but also in some of Keith Jarrett tunes. But I'd say that the master of this style is Italian (and fellow Roman) pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, who along the years has achieved world recognition. One of the songs on my CD is dedicated to him.

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