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World Two by Antonio Gentile

This last release of Sound Records is a really good surprise. Antonio Gentile is an Italian hand percussionist and Franco Baggiani is a trumpet player. "World Two" is their first album and it's something between jazz and world music. Overdubbing percussions give the base for trumpet phrasing and soloing à la Miles Davis and the result is really nice. Every track is quite different from the others in sound and feeling. In many tracks Antonio Gentile imitates electronic music with acoustic instruments. You can listen something like trip-hop, house or jungle music, done without electronics. Five tracks on ten are fully dedicated to percussion music which comes from Africa, to Brazil to other fantasy countries. The most interesting track is "Disco Timba" something like a Brazilian-house music built on several percussion tracks. An amazing drum solo give the name to the piece. Very interesting and original. My favorite album this year.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Antonio Gentile
  • CD Title: World Two
  • Genre: World Music
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Sound Records
  • Rating: Five Stars
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