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Review Round-up, words on the Aldevis Tibaldi album TwentySix Three

THE COOL VERVE of Twentysix Three – a new sextet release from Italian saxophonist, composer and arranger Aldevis Tibaldi – is defined by a live studio spontaneity which harks back to classic recordings of the ’50s and ’60s. Each of these twelve tracks (mostly originals, plus a clutch of arrangements) was captured in a single take on analogue equipment, bringing distinctive warmth and immediacy to this full and vibrant session. [...] Twentysix Three is pretty ‘unputdownable’, both in terms of its solid reference to tradition and the consistent joie de...

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bepop spoken here (http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk)

bepop spoken here (http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk)

CD Review: Aldevis Tibaldi London Jazz Ensemble - twentysix three John Eacott (tpt/flug); Aldevis Tibaldi (ten/sop); Paul Taylor (tmb); Liam Dunachie (pno); Richard Sadler (bs); Chris Gale (dms). (Review by Lance) Becoming more and more disillusioned by what is passed off as jazz these days a disc such as this gives me hope for the future.  Imagine Mingus*, Monk** and Ellington***, composing and arranging today and you get an inkling of where this is at. Indeed, the three composers mentioned actually provide the only non-original compositions on the album, the rest...

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Jazz Italia Review

Jazz Italia Review

  All too often, one realizes that some Italian jazz musician accaso with good luck in some other country in the world. To act as a cradle of artistic Aldevis Tibaldi's England that welcomed him and gave him bright opportunities that Tibaldi took putting on a London ensemble of particular value and where beautiful an amalgam crackling. (We've used an online translator because the original was naturally written in Italian.  Although not a perfectly grammatical one, it's clear enough...)  The compositions are mostly signed by the saxophonist, except for four...

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Some listener comments so far...

Some listener comments so far...

  "Oh boy there are some pretty special tracks on this album. " J Someone had me worried about this idéa that, in contemporary music, the traditional sound of jazz, had reached its potential, and that trying to create something new in that idiom would simply end up being repetitive.  I'm ecstatic and relieved to say, that 'Twenty Six Three', proved that theory very wrong. KB  "Been playing it in my cab, had a passenger on Wednesday night who paid a compliment "nice tunes driver, enjoyed my journey home" !...

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