Giovanni Guidi Trio - This Is The Day (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:23 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
The Giovanni Guidi Trio plays jazz of uncommon originality and reflective depth. On their second ECM album, Italian pianist Guidi, US bassist Morgan, and Portuguese drummer Lobo continue the work begun on the 2011 recording City of Broken Dreams, with pensive, abstract ballads which shimmer with inner tension. Each of the players has a strong sense for the dialectics of sound and silence. The repertoire is mostly from Guidi’s pen, but also includes the standard “I’m Through With Love”, Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés’ “Quizás, quizás, quizás” (familiar to jazz listeners through, above all, Nat King Cole’s version), and “Baiiia” by João Lobo.
This Is The Day again features Guidi’s international trio, with US bassist Thomas Morgan and Portuguese drummer João Lobo. Morgan recorded for the first time on ECM with guitarist John Abercrombie in 2008 on Wait Till You See Her and has since participated in albums of strikingly diverse character, including Wisława by Tomasz Stanko’s New York quartet, Chants with the trio of Craig Taborn, Sunrise with Masabumi Kikuchi and Paul Motian, Mbókò with David Virelles and, most recently, Gefion with Jakob Bro’s trio. Morgan’s style, melodic and essential, characterized by the fullness of touch, has been likened to that of Charlie Haden. It also shares with Haden’s approach an almost minimalistic sense of assurance yet is at the same time supremely adaptable. Guidi often cedes a central role to his bassist, as on the second song here, "Carried Away", yet one could hardly speak of a bass ‘showcase’: Morgan is too thoughtful a player for demonstrative display.”
01 - Trilly
02 - Carried Away
03 - Game of Silence
04 - The Cobweb
05 - Baiiia
06 - The Debate
07 - Where They'd Lived
08 - Quizas Quizas Quizas
09 - Migration
10 - Trilly var.
11 - I'm Trough With Love
12 - The Night It Rained Forever
Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineer: Stefano Amerio.
Recorded in April 2014 at The Auditorium Stelio Moro of The Swiss Radio and Television, in Lugano.
Giovanni Guidi - piano
Thomas Morgan - double bass
João Lobo - drums