Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Light and Darkness" by Ivan Valentini (Jazz Artist from Italy)

RadioIndy is pleased to present Ivan Valentini with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Light and Darkness"
"Light and Darkness" by Ivan Valentini is a fresh contemporary jazz album that gives your body and mind a workout. The arrangements are unique, mixing traditional Jazz elements with "outside the box" type soloing. The vibe of the album is very mystical and a bit haunting. There is intense and nicely restrained power about it. The album is also packed full of great performances. The musicians are truly top notch. The clarity of the recording is excellent, allowing the instruments to clearly cut through in the recording. Highlights are "Sottane Emiliane" with harrowing strings, eerie Sax and obscure changes. "Linda's Mood" is gorgeously dark and cinematic, with an offbeat rhythm and beautiful strings. "Riflessi di Viloa" is upbeat and driving, with some great guitar, string and Sax work. If you like experimental jazz and listening to musicians who are masters of their instruments, you should pick up a copy of this CD.
-William and the Reviewer Team
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