13 January, 2018

FCT (Francesco Cusa Trio) - From Sun Ra to Donald Trump (2017)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:12:06 | Size: 160.80 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Adam Smith Counts Every Penny = Adamo Smith Fa I Conti Della Serva (11:01)
2. Econmic Boom And Stasis In The Capitalistic Illusion = Boom Economico E Stasi Nell'Illusione Capitalistica (15:58)
3. Deficit In The Economies Of The Black Jazzmen In The 'Sixties = Deficit Nelle Economie Del Jazzista Nero Dei Sessanta (05:55)
4. Delivering A Load Of Musical Boxes To Wall Street = Consegnare Un Carico Di Carillon Nella Sede Di Wall Street (08:22)
5. Fiscal Regime In The Life Of The New York Taxidriver-Jazzman = Regime Fiscale Nella Vita Del Taxista-Jazzista Newyorkese (08:31)
6. Keynes And The Macro-Theory Of The Structural Implosion Of The Standard = Keynes E La Macroteoria Dell'Implosione Strutturale Dello Standard. (05:29)
7. Sun Ra Vs Donald Trump (Wrestling Bout, Refereed By Roland Barthes) = Sun Ra Vs Donald Trump (Incontro Di Catch, Arbitra Roland Barthes) (11:12)
8. Accelerating: From The Gobal Society To The Foamed Society. = Accelerando: Dalla Societa Globale A Quella Schiumizzata. (05:57)
Carlo Atti tenor sax | Simone Graziano piano | Gabriele Evangelista bass | Francesco Cusa drums
With the kind of humouristic approach characteristic of all things Italian, drummer Francesco Cusa turned the band he founded to play jazz standards into a project dealing, through his original compositions and orchestrations, with the search of the existing possibilities to “re-evoke an epoch and transpose it into the contemporary”. And here are the first consequences, maintaining the “identity process” of the “fervid creative moment in black culture” which was defined 50 years ago by Sun Ra. For this endeavour, he invited Carlo Atti, a tenor saxophonist with an acclaimed career in the mainstream of Italian jazz. The music is less funny, or crazy, than the titles of the pieces suggest (for instance: “Fiscal Regime in the Life of a New York Taxidriver-Jazzman” or “Keynes and the Macro-Theory of the Structural Implosion of the Standard”), but the FCT Trio and their guest manage to surprise us, subverting the most obvious aspects of the standard jazz format (or the fake of it, because there’s no “real book” on sight). There’s an overall idea that music can change what nowadays is politically, socially and economically wrong, backing off to more happy days, but if the concept is debatable, because of the nostalgic element and because it gives to much responsability to the art of sounds, the result is a marvelous record. In this case only, the means amply justify the purposes. — Clean Feed

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