• LP
  • CD

Pianofender Blues

  • Cat No: DIALP917
  • 2022-08-11

PIERO UMILIANI(ピエロ・ウミリアーニ)の驚くべき音源が再発されている〈DIALOGO〉から、1975年のROVI名義でのフェンダーピアノ、緻密なリズム、フリーキーな自由さ。素晴らしい一枚。

ライブラリー、サウンドトラックレコードディグの最重要人物の一人イタリアの作曲家PIERO UMILIANI。これまで再発されてこなかったのが不思議な一級の作品が続々とアナログ再発されています。こちらは、彼が創設したOmicronレーベルからの'75年のPianofender Blues。その名の通り、フェンダーローズピアノ、ウーリッツァーの電子ピアノを使用して、ウッドベース、パーカッション、ジャズ、フォービート、ボサノヴァ、イージーリスニング、ブルーノートスケール。スペースエイジ、魔法の彼方へ誘う極上リラクシンサウンド・トリップ。最高な一枚。 (サイトウ)

“Music with a modern but discreet sound”. This is how Piero Umiliani himself described the content of Pianofender Blues, entirely recorded with the aid of two electric pianos (Fender, of course, and Wurlitzer), bass, piano, drums and percussion; yet another curious foray of the Florentine artist, here exploring territories different than his usual jazz, soundtracks and avant-garde experimentations.

Pianofender Blues is quite honest right from its title, and the melancholy of the sound produced by the world-famous American keyboard goes well with a much lighter repertoire that we could call, by using a vaguely old-fashioned locution, ‘easy listening’; an album that can be easily placed within Umiliani’s ‘less challenging’ production, together with other titles such as Atmospheres, Fischiando in Beat or Motivi Allegri e Distensivi, that testify their author’s versatility.

Originally released in 1975 under the name Rovi, Pianofender Blues combines excellent instrumental technique with a sound inevitably born of those years, and enriches Umiliani’s long series of sonorizations - the so-called ‘music libraries’ - that have made him famous as much as his efforts within the jazz and soundtrack fields.

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