Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lorenzo Sanguedolce & Michael Bisio - Live At The Yippie (NoBusiness, 2009) ***

Live At The Yippie is part of a performance by tenor saxophonist Lorenzo Sanguedolce and bassist Michael Bisio, with two tracks clocking right under 20 minutes each, the regular time constraint of a vinyl LP.  Sanguedolce is possibly best known, if at all, from his Sweetblood Quintet, a name which is the English translation of his Italian family name.

The first piece, "'Stract (part 1), brings a lyrical, free boppish improvisation with bluesy inclinations, quite accessible overall, all within the same idiom and style without too many digressions. The second part, "'Stract (part 2)", is more varied, a little more daring, with more space for Bisio to solo. Technically this is all very good, also the interplay between sax and bass. Musically, Sanguedolce is still looking for his unique position, that piece of creative fingerprint that will set him apart from many other saxophonists, and that will give us, listeners, new experiences. As of now, we can only congratulate NoBusiness for giving a chance to produce an album to this promising new voice.

Buy from Instantjazz.

It is also available as a digital download from CDBaby.

© stef


Unknown said...

Thanks for the review. To be precise, this album represents the entire live performance, a continuous 38 minute improvisation that was split into two tracks to allow it to be pressed on two vinyl sides.

lorenzo sanguedolce

Stef said...

Lorenzo, thanks for the reaction.


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