Album

The Long Line

The Long Line

Genre : Jazz
Catalogue: ODRCD530
UPC: 859689005307
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  1. 01 – Mythos
  2. 02 – Garden of Delights
  3. 03 – Ethos
  4. 04 – Querendo Dancar
  5. 05 – Dianoia
  6. 06 – Body and Soul
  7. 07 – Lexis
  8. 08 – Folk Song Clowns and Litany
  9. 09 – Opsis
  10. 10 – The Long Line
  11. 11 – Melos (take 1)
  12. 12 – Melos (take 2)

The Long Line

Massimiliano Coclite & Stefano Travaglini

Garden of Delights was inspired by one of the Four Temperaments (Sanguinisch) by Hindemith; Querendo dançar takes inspiration from a Giga by John Bull from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; and Folk song, Clowns and Litany is a piano transposition of the compositional ideas found in Stravinsky’s Trois pièces pour quatuor à cordes. The Long Line is an original composition, its title deriving from a quote by Copland, who was in turn influenced by the compositional message of his teacher Nadia Boulanger (in La Grande Ligne): “Music must always flow, for that is part of its very essence, but the creation of that continuity and flow – that long line – constitutes the be-all and end-all of every composer’s existence”.

The remaining songs are free improvisations, each based on a musical gesture, in which the two performers end up alternating hands and even, in Opsis, playing directly on the piano strings. There is also a crepuscular arrangement of Body and Soul, a jazz standard which acknowledges the duo’s love of African-American music.

Reviews

“The Long Line shows the resourcefulness of two inventive artists, who, rather than being confined by genre, constantly reshape their music.”
All About Jazz - Karl Ackermann / 13 June 2019

“… splendid improvisation… quite magnificent.”
Kudojazz Blog / 21 June 2019

“… superb collaboration… remarkable synergy… startlingly original…”
Textura / July 2019

01 – Mythos // The Long Line
  1. 01 – Mythos // The Long Line
  2. 02 – Garden of Delights // The Long Line
  3. 03 – Ethos // The Long Line
  4. 04 – Querendo Dancar // The Long Line
  5. 05 – Dianoia // The Long Line
  6. 06 – Body and Soul // The Long Line
  7. 07 – Lexis // The Long Line
  8. 08 – Folk Song Clowns and Litany // The Long Line
  9. 09 – Opsis // The Long Line
  10. 10 – The Long Line // The Long Line
  11. 11 – Melos (take 1) // The Long Line
  12. 12 – Melos (take 2) // The Long Line