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Pianeti Affini


For Gio­vanni Falzone, the mo­tions of the plan­ets serve as a use­ful metaphor for the way a group of im­pro­vis­ers can op­er­ate. The fortysome­thing Ital­ian trum­peter’s com­po­si­tions on Pianeti Affini (Kin­dred Plan­ets) are not there­fore some Hol­stean at­tempt to ex­press the imag­ined char­ac­ter of in­di­vid­ual plan­ets, but rather a mu­si­cal med­i­ta­tion on bal­ance and align­ment, or­bital paths and the pull of grav­ity. Fausto Bec­ca­ossi’s ac­cor­dion gives the mu­sic an un­usual har­monic un­der­pin­ning, and an un­mis­tak­able Euro­pean flavour, while trom­bon­ist Filippo Vig­nato, bassist Gi­ulio Corini and drum­mer Alessan­dro Rossi re­spond to the trum­peter’s suite of eight tunes with main­stream guts and pur­pose. Falzone him­self adds other lay­ers with ju­di­ciously ap­plied live elec­tron­ics. cam­

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