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Preceding/Inner blast by Carla Marciano

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Label: Black Saint
Released: 2012


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Fiona's Comments

Wonderful track from a wonderful album. Echoes of the John Coltrane Quartet as he transitioned from hard bop to free jazz. Plenty of fire and velocity, without ever becoming too hot to touch or too fast to keep up with. One of the more exciting albums of 2012. Enjoy!

About the Album

The track “Preceding/Inner blast” includes the introduction and the first part of the suite “Stream of consciousness”, which gives also the title to this new album by the Italian saxophonist and composer Carla Marciano. As always she plays alto saxophone and the rarely used sopranino saxophone, and is once again the leader of her usual quartet comprising of pianist Alessandro la Corte, bassist Aldo Vigorito and drummer Gaetano Fasano. The CD contains solely original compositions, except for an elaboration of the English Traditional "God rest ye merry, gentlemen" and was recorded live in the studio, with the musicians all playing in a single space, so as to create an emotional and filter-free music, which is as direct and uncompromising as possible.

Track Listing

1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen


2. Preceding/Inner blast (Introduction/Part I)

3. Consequence (Part II)

4. Turning point (Part III)

5. Inside

6. Handshake

All compositions by Carla Marciano except #1 (English traditional elaborated by Alessandsro La Corte)


Carla Marciano
saxophone, alto

Additional Personnel

Carla Marciano: alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone; Alessandro La Corte: piano; Aldo Vigorito: bass; Gaetano Fasano: drums.


Date featured

November 21, 2012

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