Jazz - All About Jazz | [from the Italian]
Guy Klucevsek, American Slavic roots, is among the most versatile accordionists in activity, able to move from folk music to contemporary, to cooperate with the Kronos Quartet and Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas Quintet and an accordion, with Laurie Anderson and John Zorn, recording with prestigious labels like Tzadik and Winter & Winter. Making full use of a versatility on this album that draws from the title and realized in thirteen variegatissime tracks, co-developed product of a real tribe of musicians.
Klucevsek will include all original compositions included "Lädereld," of the late Lars Holmer, who was his companion for fifteen years in the Accordion Tribe and, in one of his albums, he had devoted the same Klucevsek. Which to counter Holmer dedicated to the beautiful "Larsong," performed in solitude and lyrically one of the most touching moments of the entire CD.
Many other pieces include a dedication: a fellow of the ethnic instrument "Breathless and Bewildered," for Bulgarian Ivan Milev, and "Ratatatatouille," the Basque Kepa Junkera, the Swingle Singers and the short humorous "Gimme a Minute," innervated by the voice of Martin Denny, the "father dell'Exotica," the curious "o'o," obsessively rhythmic and tremendously engaging, Erik Satie, the three "Hymnopedie" - in the songs, dances in part, from which the title - the second of which, beautiful, charm you feel with the trumpet of Dave Douglas.
This variety takes shape thanks to no less wide variety of tools, which change from track to track and whose contrast is an integral part of the diversity of the personalities of the CD. Among the many stand out the horns of Geffrey Barnes, Marcus Rojas, tuba, accordion second Alex Meixner.
And if the beauty of the disc is more in the variety that in the individual tracks, also remains that tracks like the aforementioned "Larsong" and "Hymnopedie No. 2," but also of the final "The C & M Waltz" (a real waltz mixes traditional Balkan and American country) and "Je Moje Pijana Baba" (Traditional Slovenian polkas, seasoned dll'ironico original text of Klucevsek) alone are worth the purchase price of this CD tasty, popular and refined at the same time.