Alberto Parmegiani
Soul Hunters
A.MA, 2021

February 17, 2021

Soul Hunters is Alberto Parmegiani’s album dedicated to black music.

Alberto Parmegiani is a brilliant jazz guitarist who decided to record an album dedicated to soul and nu soul worlds, genres that have characterized many recent American productions. A music harmonically simple, perhaps, but rich in groove. It pays attention to sounds and arrangements, it’s particularly fun and at the same time rich in content.

 

 

The record hits the target perfectly: the group assembled by Parmegiani (Donatella Montinaro, Paola Arcieri and Brian Ferreir on vocals, Fabio Accardi on drums, Gianluca Aceto on electric bass, Giampaolo Laurentaci on double bass, Francesco Lomangino on tenor and flute, Antonio Fallacara on trombone, Giuseppe Todisco on trumpet, Pasquale Strizzi and Francesco Schepisi on keyboards) is impeccable, the arrangements are perfect, the songs well written and well played.

The whole arc of black music is explored: nu soul in “Where Has All The Love Gone” and “A Brand New Soul”, hip-hop in “CLU”, funk in “Love Is Like A Spear” and “Nite Rite N.2”, bebop in “Harlock The Brave (Dog)”. The collection is completed by a “Benson” oriented track (“Edging The Evil”) and the ballad (particularly nocturnal and intense) “Tale Of A Poor Producer”.

Soul Hunters is a well written, well played and well recorded record that explores sonic worlds that Italian jazz rarely frequents. A “bravo” to to Parmegiani for having brilliantly filled the gap!
(EM)

 

 

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