Tommaso Cappellato and his sublime outfit Astral Travel, have created a musical work with depth and texture, that takes you on a journey out of this world. COSM'ETHIC is a thoughtfully constructed dedication to the late Harry Whitaker, steeped in the sensibilities of deep spiritual jazz, yet futuristic and fresh in its execution.
Tommaso Cappellato delivers a stunning quartet studio recorded following 2 tours of live sessions at the best italian jazz spots, following the 12” previously featured on the Elefante Rosso imprint, and including a studio version of The Knight. Open is a crossover view of today’s jazz rooted in the panafrican origins and the Spiritual Jazz foundations, bringing to the frontline a wide travelling and exploration experience from which his eclectic and unique approach to this modern jazz world. You can clearly state the NY based fresh scene crossing afro hip hop and beats, African grooves and patterns with an incredible Michael Blake on both Soprano and Tenor saxophone (sometimes played simultaneously) young and stunning Italian jazz talent Giovanni Guidi on piano, and the Chicago born Joe Rehmer on bass. A truly fresh and exciting material recorded at the most recommended studio in northern Italy, presented on the Elefante Rosso imprint. credits released 06 November 2009
Tommaso Cappellato Quartet: Tommaso Cappellato: drums, piano on track 11 Michael Blake: tenor and soprano saxophone Giovanni Guidi: piano Joe Rehmer: bass
All songs by Tommaso Cappellato except: Episode 29, Scream Away by Blake, Cappellato, Guidi, Rehmer and He Said Then She Said by Cappellato, Rehmer
Recorded on May 17 2009 By Stefano Amerio Artesuono Studio Cavalicco (UD) Italy Mixed & Mastered By Max Trisotto