Archive for January 18th, 2021

Francesco Cataldo – Giulia

Hailing from Syracuse, Italy guitarist Vito Francesco Cataldo has earned and collected widespread critical acclaims by Italian and International jazz critics. Not much is known about his career as a musician. After all, he caught the attention of the professional world in 2012 with his album Spaces, released on AlfaMusic. His sophomore release on this label is Giulia (2020).

For his second album, he has again relied on a sworn team of highly skilled musicians to bring his original compositions to life. He is accompanied by pianist Marc Copland, bassist Pietro Leveratto, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. He recorded the new album at the “Forward Studios” in Grottaferrata, Rome.

The album starts with the prologue I Tuoi Colori (Prologo). The individual chords and notes are carefully placed to achieve maximum mood with just a few notes. The title song refers to a famous novel character, we don’t know the female reference character from Francesco’s life. In the context of the musical environment of contemporary jazz, the piece probably springs from a source of deep romanticism.

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