Jazz & Beyond Re-Interpretation of The Dark Side Of The Moon by Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia
There's an old joke among instrumentalists:
What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? Answer: A singer.
While this stereotype is overgeneralized to the point of being offensive, it is sadly too often the case that vocalists, particularly in the realm of mainstream commercial music, lack the deep musical knowledge of their instrumental counterparts. But one vocalist who emphatically puts the lie to this questionable cliché is the protean Boris Savoldelli, whose latest album The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky of his exciting new trio Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia stunningly demonstrates that he is at least the equal of any instrumentalist - nay, any group of instrumentalists.
Boris didn't take an easy path in choosing to reimagine one of the most sacred albums of all time, Pink Floyd's monumental The Dark Side of the Moon. It surely didn't help that it's also one of the most frequently covered works of progressive music, from symphonic treatments to chamber arrangements to legions of Floyd tribute bands. But Boris always disdains the easy path, and unlike the many sterile, note-for-note versions of The Dark Side proffered by lesser talents, his rendition truly distinguishes itself by taking a strikingly imaginative and boldly creative new approach to the familiar material - in this case, a wholly absorbing interpretation that reflects his lifelong love of jazz and improvisation.
Boris pulls out all the stops with his vast arsenal of unparalleled vocal techniques, augmented by his provocative electronic treatments. But The Great Jazz Gig In The Sky is much more than just a vocal showcase, highlighting the formidable creative gifts of his partners, saxophonist extraordinaire Raffaele Casarano and bassist supreme Marco Bardoscia, plus a roster of distinguished guest musicians. The result is a kaleidoscopic marvel of sounds and emotions, delivered with élan, humor, impeccable musicianship, and above all a deep, abiding love for his inspirations, in a tour-de-force album that, we're sure all Lunatics will agree, truly deserves the superlative "Great". Once again, open-eared listeners have been gifted with a truly magnificent milestone from the fertile mind of the singular Boris Savoldelli.
BORIS SAVOLDELLI all vocals, vocal noises and electronics
RAFFAELE CASARANO saxes and electronics
MARCO BARDOSCIA double bass and electronics
with special guests:
DEWA BUDJANA guitars (Track 6)
WK569 background sounds manipulation (Tracks 6, 7)
MAURIZIO NOBILI reciter (Track 5, 9)
Music by Pink Floyd. All arrangements by Savoldelli, Casarano, Bardoscia.
This album was made possible by the generous help of
"Programmazione PUGLIA SOUNDS RECORD 2016"
"REGIONE PUGLIA - FSC 2007-2013 - Investiamo nel vostro futuro"
Boris is a vocal performer with a brilliant personality. He's always been in love with his "vocal instrument" and its extraordinary possibilities. He loves to find different original ways of singing, due to his very different backgrounds, from classical studies until jazz singing (thanks to his mentor Mark Murphy), passing from funk-rock to avant-garde experimental approaches. Boris Savoldelli has performed solo and in various projects all around the world, with over 250 performances in over 120 cities just in Russia, as well all around Italy and Ukraine. He has also performed multiple times in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, USA, Brazil, Spain. In October 2015, Boris has received the Award at the Sergey Esenin International Literature Awards in Moscow for his project dedicated to Esenin poems in jazz.
An attractive voice, interesting ideas, exciting solos. - Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association
One of the most intriguing vocal projects to come along in years.
- Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Records
The real revelation. - John Kelman, All About Jazz
A vocal master contortionist. Multifaceted and immensely talented. - Glenn Astarita, jazzreview.com
A great proponent of simply superb singing. - Mark Murphy (the late legendary Jazz singer)
SAVOLDELLI CASARANO BARDOSCIA
The Great Jazz Gig In The Sky
A"TRIalog" based on Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon
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