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Take a listen to the latest marlbank podcast available on Spotify. Ida Lupino (1918-1995), above, photo: Wikipedia, is the film actress who inspired the Carla Bley composition of the same name which was on Paul Bley's 1966-released album, Closer. …

Published: 2 Jun 2022. Updated: 34 days.

Take a listen to the latest marlbank podcast available on Spotify. Ida Lupino (1918-1995), above, photo: Wikipedia, is the film actress who inspired the Carla Bley composition of the same name which was on Paul Bley's 1966-released album, Closer.

The piece is newly interpreted on the Lucian Ban album, Ways of Disappearing.

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Enrico Pieranunzi quintet, The Extra Something, CAM Jazz ****

A second release recently from Italian piano master Enrico Pieranunzi and not a trio this time recorded over two nights live six years ago at the greatest jazz club in the world, the Village Vanguard in New York. The things we take away from this …

Published: 2 Jun 2022. Updated: 34 days.

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A second release recently from Italian piano master Enrico Pieranunzi and not a trio this time recorded over two nights live six years ago at the greatest jazz club in the world, the Village Vanguard in New York. The things we take away from this are once again how formidable a player Seamus Blake is (especially on the title track) and also how perkily and positively the rhythmical undertow (the mood often landing in an AfroCuban feel) develops. Drummer Adam Cruz knits very well with his erstwhile Danilo Pérez trio comrade Ben Street and for the most exuberant sections of the record trumpet/flugel player Diego Urcola adds a certain joy. Pieranunzi plays in a very ego-less way and yet shows often how formidable a forceful comper he is as a key factor within his compelling style and individuality. 'Entropy' is when you can really hear him at his best. One mystery is that there is no trombone player listed on this track by the label on its website and trombone resounds elsewhere dotted around the record (it could be Urcola switching instrument as he also is known to play trombone). The Ornettian 'Five Plus Five' is a delight at the end. For a record full of spirit look no further, you have arrived at that longed-for destination.

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