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SPEAK RANDOM

Artist: Omit Five

Date of Release: 21/04/2014

Catalogue no: SLAMCD551

Label: SLAM

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“Speak Random” SLAMCD 551. BARCODE 502838605512

OMIT FIVE: Mattia Dalla Pozza alto sax; Filippo Vignato trombone;
Joseph Circelli guitar; Rosa Brunello double bass; Simone Sferruzza drums.


‘Omit Five’ is a young Italian contemporary jazz quintet.
“The 13 pieces set-list of the new album is entirely based on wide-ranging original tunes, compositions where the group tries to combine detailed composition and free improvisation, linking the post- bop tradition with a contemporary sound that tries to serve as a mirror of our age.”
Omit Five’s music therefore presents itself as a colourful kaleidoscope of timbres, melodies, harmonies and free improvisations, selected every time on the basis of each composer’s taste and sensitivity, but always referable to one original sound, underlining the deep work they did together as a band while constantly touring around Europe.
“Speak Random” is the quintet’s second CD following the eponymous “Omit Five” released 2012 on the Venetian label ‘Caligola Records’.

 

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06/06/2014  Rotcod Zzaj

Omit Five – SPEAK RANDOM: What a great title for this improv/contemporary set… jazzers who want the high energy of improvised, yet want some recognizable “form” will totally dig this, especially tunes like “Anni Luce“. For listeners who want the “cool” to also be a part of the experience, I’ve no doubt that pieces like “I Wanna Feel Nasty” will fill the bill (some excellent bass & guitar on this one, too). My personal favorite of the thirteen performances was “Family“, which swirls with the same emotions you experience with that unit. This great Italian quintet gets a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from these ol’ ears, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97. Get more information at the SLAM label page for this CD. Rotcod Zzaj http://rotcodzzaj.com/wordpress/?page_id=4792

 

24/04/2014 Vittorio Lo Conte

TRANSLATION
Inside the Conservatory of Rovigo was formed this quintet of musicians, Omit Five, from various Italian regions and quickly found their own path . They do a full post-bop modern elements or extraneous to the jazz in the strict sense , it has found a point of sedimentation in the first album recorded for Caligula Records and now a
further development and step forward with this new production for
English Slam Productions. Great disc , let us say at once , full of
striking rhythmic cues , in full agreement with what is happening in
world of contemporary jazz , and great compositions that emphasize
the original appearance of the band, now with its own character . The
numerous concerts in Italy and abroad , have been the breeding ground that has
forgere contributed to their music, a kaleidoscope of colors and
stamps which all the musicians Matt Dalla Pozza on alto sax ,
Philip Vignato on trombone , guitar Joseph Circelli electtrica ,
Rosa Brunello Sferruzza on bass and Simon on drums. The use of
trombone, used with mutes and mindful of the great Roswell Rudd , along with the
alto saxophone and the guitar makes it original , sparkling, has that
something special that makes this group a reality of national
absolute level , keeping up with what's happening elsewhere, despite
each of the five contributing with their own compositions to the whole. yet
works , one might say , with a nice mix of modern and sounds ranging
towards the main road . The solos are followed regularly and
conviction , all good , part of an organism that breathes in unison.
There is also a short piece for solo double bass of Rosa Brunello ,
Uyusukluk , dreamy ballad of the Three Views of a Dream
but also the crackling Light Years Fussmatten or , perhaps
one of the best moments of the album. The five are inspired by the music
of modern authors , Dave Holland and Dave Douglas , for example , Greg Osby or
Tim Berne , but have been able to make progress and acquired personality so
you can put them among the most interesting Italian groups .

ORIGINAL
All´interno del conservatorio di Rovigo si è formato questo quintetto di musicisti, Omit Five, proveniente da varie regioni italiane e che ha trovato subito
una propria via. Fanno un post bop ricco di elementi moderni o estranei al
jazz inteso in senso stretto, che ha trovato prima un punto di
sedimentazione nel primo disco inciso per la Caligola Records e ora un
ulteriore sviluppo e passo in avanti con questa nuova produzione per
l´inglese Slam Productions. Gran disco, diciamolo subito, ricco di
suggestivi spunti ritmici, in pieno accordo con quello che succede nel
mondo del jazz contemporaneo, e di ottime composizioni che sottolineano
l´aspetto originale della band, ormai con una propria fisionomia. I
numerosi concerti, in Italia ed all´estero, sono stati la fucina che ha
contribuito a forgere la loro musica, un caleidoscopio di colori e
timbri cui partecipano tutti i musicisti Mattia Dalla Pozza al sax alto,
Filippo Vignato al trombone, Joseph Circelli alla chitarra electtrica,
Rosa Brunello al contrabbasso e Simone Sferruzza alla batteria. L´uso di
trombone, usato con sordine e memore del grande Roswell Rudd, insieme al
sax alto ed alla chitarra rende il tutto originale, frizzante, ha quel
qualcosa di speciale che fa di questo gruppo una realtà nazionale di
assoluto livello, al passo con quello che succede altrove, nonostante
ognuno dei cinque contribuisca con composizioni proprie al tutto. Eppur
funziona, verrebbe da dire, con una bel mix di moderno e suoni che vanno
verso la strada maestra. Gli assoli si susseguono con regolarità e
convinzione, tutti bravi, parte di un organismo che respira all´unisono.
C´è anche un breve brano solitario per il contrabbasso di Rosa Brunello,
Uyusukluk, la ballad sognante di Three Views of a Dream
ma anche gli scoppiettanti Anni Luce o Fussmatten, forse
uno dei momenti migliori dell´album. I cinque si ispirano alle musiche
di autori moderni, Dave Holland o Dave Douglas ad esempio, Greg Osby o
Tim Berne, ma hanno saputo fare progressi ed acquisito personalità così
da poterli mettere fra i gruppi italiani più interessanti.
Vittorio Lo Conte http://www.musiczoom.it/?p=18615

 

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