Jayl Band – When The Light Comes

whenthelightcomesThe psychedelic-tinged design of the record cover illustrates the claim that the Jayl Band makes for itself. Unconventional and unbound contemporary jazz music with that certain fusion factor. The band has dedicated the album When The Light Comes (2021) to their role model and doyen Jeff Lorber.

The Jayl Band are Alberto Giraldi (piano, keyboards), Andrea Verlingieri (alto sax), Andrea Gentili (guitar), Flavio Calogero (bass) and Cristiano Micalizzi (drums). All of them are seasoned jazz musicians with numerous connections to other formations and their own projects. Together with the aforementioned musicians, Alberto Giraldi has realized his own compositions in his spirit.

As can be seen from the liner notes, the band makes a point of stating that the recordings were made after the outbreak of the pandemic. The restrictions regarding public appearances also gave this group enough time to realize the project in their own home studios. The album’s starter is the track Purple Energy, a powerful run through the scale in which Andrea Gentili edges with his distorted guitar, while Alberto Giraldi also allows harmonic sequences on the keyboard.

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