Antonio Jasevoli returns to record for Parco della Musica Records after the success of “Quiet Journey,” the album made with his Chambers Project(Paolo Damiani, Gianluigi Trovesi and Fulvio Maras). ‘Tetris’ is a work that is deliberately more jazzy and somewhat related to tradition, but at the same time characterized by an unusual timbral interlock and a writing-centered approach to jazz music, different from previous improvisation-based experiments. This is understood on first listening, as much by the workmanship of the music writing as by the choice of instruments and the resulting sound. The sound is not proper to jazz music, but it strongly evokes it. In fact, Jasevoli has chosen a particular formation for this new work: a quintet without double bass, with which he manages to achieve an unusual sound by exploiting the full spectrum of low frequencies of piano and guitar.
The project behind “Tetris” was born two years ago by the guitar-piano-drums trio, composed of Antonio Jasevoli, a valuable and visionary Neapolitan guitarist, Enrico Zanisi and Emanuele Smimmo, a young piano talent with a strong personality, the former; a proactive and exuberant, technically impeccable drummer, the latter. The unusual composition prompted the leader to seek new ways of writing, arranging, and organizing music. And it is in the course of this search that the trio opens up to two outstanding musicians, very different but also strangely complementary: Andy Sheppard, a saxophonist of extraordinary poetry and melodic naturalness and Fabrizio Bosso, a great trumpeter chosen by Jasevoli for his ability to fit into any context while always managing to give his best.