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"An exceptionally precise and dynamic sound recording. After the release of the two outstanding albums Terra Furiosa in 2008 and Out of Track, last year, the new album by the same trio recorded between 21st and 23rd April at the Blue Note in Tokyo is a great success. This is first due to the melodic and rhythmic richness of the nine compositions of the CD’s répertoire, displaying in turn pianist Giovanni Mirabassi’s elegiac and lilting style (My broken heart, World changes) and the swing and energy that characterize him (NY#1, It’s us). The rich improvisations with their brilliant internal logic are always followed by poetical undulating efflorescences, which are typical of the pianist’s style.
The success of this new album is also due to the trio itself, in perfect osmosis, with exceptional Leon Parker’s impressively precise drum playing and Gianluca Renzi, who constantly creates bass lines which do not only provide the melodic and rhythmic foundations of the phrasing, but can also approach what can sound like the human voice , when playing solo. This new album of remarkable sound quality which is a legendary characteristic of all CDs under Japanese label Vénus, renders Giovanni Mirabassi’s musical generosity when playing in concert, and certainly has the polished touch of all great classics."
Choc Classica – Jean-Pierre Jackson, December 2010.
|1. NY #1 / 2. It's us / 3. World changes / 4. Here's the captain / 5. My broken heart / 6. It is what it is / 7. Six for sex / 8. Gold and diamonds / 9. World changes (short version)
"A sense of freedom radiates from Giovanni Mirabassi Trio’s jazz. This gifted jazz pianist is sometimes likened to Bill Evans or the Che … Giovanni Mirabassi’s latest release, live in Tokyo, conveys pure communicative energy (…)
The trio inaugurates the recording of an explosive concert given at the mythical Blue Note of Tokyo. We savour a refined répertoire, two-thirds of which are the pianist’s compositions, interpreted all the way through with great complicity between the three musicians. (…) The album ends with World changes, the climax of their musical alchemy. We certainly feel their communicative appetite for playing ! It is a high-class concert ! "
L’humanité Dimanche – Maud Vergnol, 11-17 November 2010
"One evening in Tokyo… A trio really running well performs brilliantly… Everything is in place in this formation which swiftly carries us along as soon as they start playing… and enthrals us most of the time."
La Croix – Yann Mens, 15 November 2010.
"Walking upon the red carpet of the prestigious Blue Note in Tokyo, pianist Giovanni Mirabassi ends a trilogy which started in 2008 with Terra Furiosa (or sensuality after hours) followed by Out of Track (with some incunabula revisited) …
The leader is well-known for his propensity to provoke interchange and dramatic progression in his piano playing (…) rendering perfectly identifiable atmospheres for they are so profoundly personal. Live @ the Blue Note, Tokyo constitutes once more a striking confirmation of Giovanni Mirabassi’s very personal style."
Music Story – Christian Larrède, 17 November 2010.
"Listening to pianist Giovanni Mirabassi’s latest CD, you cannot but rejoice and be moved by the multiple joys that run through it. Every bar of this recording speaks to us… We are enraptured by its elegance, its genius and its enthusiasm…"
Citizen Jazz.com – Michel Arcens, 6 December 2010.
"This album cannot be ignored… It is a must which will mark the end of the 2010s… An added value to all « good jazz » lovers’ record collections around the world. ".
MyPercu.com – Jimmy Braun, October 2010.