CLAU­DIO FILIP­PINI TRIO Breath­ing in Uni­son

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - COR­MAC LARKIN

Cam-Jazz ★★★★ North meets south in Ital­ian pi­anist Clau­dio Filip­pini’s trio, with em­i­nent Scan­di­na­vians, bassist Palle Daniels­son and drum­mer Olavi Louhivouri lay­ing down some rugged Nordic grooves un­der the leader’s heart-on-his-sleeve ro­man­ti­cism. Daniels­son in par­tic­u­lar is a di­rect link to the Keith Jar­rett quar­tet in the 1970s, to which Filip­pini has clearly lis­tened in­tently. In these days of fu­ri­ous, of­ten wreck­less charg­ing into the artis­tic un­known, the Ital­ian’s “in­side” play­ing, with singing melodies and rich di­a­tonic har­monies, will be balm to some ex­hausted ears. It will be too sweet for oth­ers, who may say it has all been done be­fore, but for the ro­man­ti­cally in­clined, that’s no rea­son no to do it again, par­tic­u­larly if it’s done this well. cam­

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