“New Things, Same Words”, the second album of the Italian pianist Angelo Mastronardi, is now available worldwide and in digital stores, produced by “GleAM Records” label. After his lucky debut with the piano trio album “Like at The Beginning” (Dodicilune/IRD), that received enthusiastic reviews and was awarded by the magazine JAZZIT, Angelo Mastronardi published the new album in quartet with Emanuele Coluccia (tenor and soprano sax), Stefano Rielli (double bass) and Alex Semprevivo (drums). In line with the debut work, “New Things, Same Words” reveals in its title the key elements for the interpretation of the author’s concept map, referring to originality as a combination of preexisting elements. Melodic spontaneity is combined with structural research. The recording includes all original compositions written by himself except for track 6, written by Emanuele Coluccia. For the first time he introduces new instruments like Fender Rhodes, soprano and tenor saxophone. The harmonic language is more complex, quite in opposition to the simple and cantabile melodies, that however hide sophisticated rythmic textures and unusual metric solutions, in line with the research started by the pianist in his debut album. Improvisations reveal the influence of the new American avant – garde and the jazz tradition with a typical European sensibility for sound, space and dynamics.
TRACKLIST 1 New Things, Same Words 2 Irish Air 3 Hydra 4 Gare Du Nord 5 Southern Medicine 6 Tere 7 Burggarten
All compositions by Angelo Mastronardi, except “Tere” by Emanuele Coluccia
Recorded in april 2016 at Sudestudio, Guagnano (Le) - Sound engineer Stefano Manca Mix and mastering at Studio Sorriso, Bari - Sound engineer Tommy Cavalieri