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Oh for Afa right now. Turn down the hurricanes and heap on the harmonies.
AFA (Mezza) The Italian word ‘afa’ means sultry weather. The composition was inspired by a Middle Eastern scene on a very hot day where one is not quite sure if there is an oasis in the distance or not. This was the first tune that brought Mark and Vittorio together in a musical sense when they first met in the USA in 2009. Convergence documents a dialogue between two highly individual personalities: Vittorio Mezza, an accomplished jazz performer with strong classical roots and a love for Mediterranean life. And saxophonist Mark Ginsburg, who was shaped by the experience of growing up in South Africa, influenced by the music of his Jewish roots and the heartbeat of Africa. The subtle tension between their differences and similarities makes this collection of ballads and slowburning mood pieces, of pulsating ensemble passages and vocal harmonies feel astoundingly unified.
Tracklist 01. Afa – Extended Intro (Mezza) Feat. Bel a cappella 1:06 02. Afa (Mezza) Feat. Bel a cappella 5:44 03. Seismi Dell’Anima (Mezza) 5:58 04. Nostalgia (Ginsburg) 5:06 05. Affezioni (Mezza) feat. bv, J. Campbell, J. Bradley 5:04 06. Big Sea (Ginsburg) feat. J. Bradley 4:41 07. Enantiosemia A Due (Mezza) 2:27 08. Melopea (Mezza) 2:59 09. For You (Ginsburg) 6:22 10. Mimesis (Mezza) 5:14 11. Common Purpose (Ginsburg) feat. Bel a cappella 4:28 12. Solipsismo A Strati (Mezza) 5:38 13. Paeninsula Tribale (Mezza) 4:20 14. Schizzi Di Senso (Mezza) 3:28
Vittorio Mezza: Piano / Keyboards Mark Ginsburg: Tenor And Soprano Saxophones Luca Bulgarelli: Acoustic And Electric Bass Marcello Di Leonardo: Drums Fabian Hevia: Percussion Justine Bradley: Vocals Bel a cappella: Choir Choral / Vocal Arrangements: Judy Campbell Recording: Tube Studio, Fara In Sabina, Italy /I6a Ivey Street, Sydney, Australia Mixing: Phil Punch, Free Energy Studio, Sydney, Australia Mastering: Don Bartley, Benchmark Mastering, Blaxland, Australia Band Photo: Emanuele Vergari Cover Design / Photo Composition: Nina Sangenstedt Published By Edition Ozella vittoriomezza.com / markginsburg.com.au
October 22, 2018
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