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Facing North - Claudio Filippini Trio


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  • Audio CD (14 Jan. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CAM Jazz
  • ASIN: B00AQX579K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,608 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Nothing To LoseClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 4:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Scorpion TailClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 5:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Facing NorthClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 6:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. LandscapeClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 7:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. SonatinaClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Embraceable YouClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. God Only KnowsClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Chasing PavementsClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Soaking And FloatingClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 5:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Modern TimesClaudio Filippini With Palle Danielsson And Olavi Louhivuori 4:35£0.79  Buy MP3 

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'Facing North' is an album that confirms the commitment of this pianist from Pescara, Italy. Claudio Filippini has grown to be considered one of the most promising artists in the Italian jazz scene today thanks to his numerous awards and international collaborations. 'Facing North' is a convergence of two worlds and approaches, where the pianist meets two extraordinary musicians such as Palle Danielsson and Olavi Louhivuori. The former is a true legend of Northern European jazz, an amazing bass player who shaped a movement that honors him today as one of its greatest leaders. The latter, drummer Olavi Louhivuori, is among the leading protagonists in Finnish jazz despite his young age, and is a cohort of Tomasz Stanko and Dave Stapleton amongst many others. From this meeting comes a thrilling album, where northern European influences mix with Filippini s lyricism. An extraordinary writing from which compositions of great depth are born, giving due recognition to Filippini not only as a musician but also as a composer. A perfect symbiosis between the three musicians who, from the very first recorded note, seem to have known each other forever.

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From the moment you handle the CD case and carefully extract the liner notes, you know you are in for a very classy, modish experience with this trio comprised of Italian pianist Claudio Filippini, Swedish bass player Palle Danielsson and Finnish drummer Olavi Louhivouri. The glossy paper of the notes, the delightful stickers of album covers (far too beautiful to actually stick on anything), the mix of near-sepia and delicate colour photographs and, most satisfying of all, exquisite essays by Claudio and Daniela Floris.

All these features whet our appetite even before we listen. We read how Claudio couldn't believe he had been asked to play with two idols he had never met. How he was passing through a troubled period as a composer, how suddenly the very thought of working with Palle and Olavi strengthened and focussed him, like a compass pointing to the only true direction where you can align yourself - North - Facing North. Immediately we empathise with Claudio's dilemma and anguish, and rejoice in its joyful resolution. And we are grateful for Daniela's quiet shyness at being in their presence while recording, when she was dazzled by beauty, yet able to describe a wonderful experience to us.

Then you listen, holding your breath, hoping your expectations will be fulfilled. And they are, immeasurably. The overwhelming impression this album leaves you with is joy. From the happy, smiling, cover photo to the final chord, this album is suffused with love, hope and a sense that strength, once received, never leaves you. There are six beautiful compositions by Claudio, a Henry Mancini, two Gershwins, the best Brian Wilson song ever (God Only Knows) and Adele's song Chasing Pavements. The piano is a beautifully toned Steinway from the 1920s, the studio sound is warm and calm.
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Four Stars 6 Nov. 2014
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