Artist: Andrea Rea Trio
Album: El Viajero
Label: Filibusta Records
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
02. Capricho de Espanha
03. Tales of Freedom
04. El Viajero
05. Till There Was You
06. Milonga Gris
07. En la Orilla del Mundo
08. The Man Who Sold the World
El Viajero is the fourth album to be released by Andrea Rea, a musician from Campania by birth and Roman by adoption, to be released on 2 July by Filibusta Records.
Pianist among the most requested of the jazz scene, he has been collaborating for years alongside numerous musicians including: Stefano Di Battista, Dianne Reeves and John Patitucci.
His approach and his music refer to countless colors certainly inspired by the jazz tradition which acts as a support for a personal language influenced by a wide range of sounds and music.
In this work entitled “El Viajero” the common thread that runs through the diversity of the pieces is the traveler who sweeps between the different genres and places that the Neapolitan pianist has decided to tell. In this work Andrea gets the help of intelligent and sensitive musical personalities who are able to best develop his ideas of departures. Like the double bass player Daniele Sorrentino (Stefano Di Battista, Joe Barbieri) already present in his appreciated debut work “Arioso” and “Impasse” and the drummer Lorenzo Tucci considered one of the leading names in jazz drums in Italy.
In “El Viajero” each of the eight tracks (including three original compositions signed by the leader) is linked and evokes experiences, events and memories.
From the homage to South American music (Carlos Aguirre, Martin Rojas, Hamilton De Hollanda), which not surprisingly represents a constant influence in Rea’s music, to the memory of David Bowie in
Giacomo Tantillo’s contribution to the trumpet in the piece “En la Orilla del Mundo” is precious.
El Viajero (Il Viaggiatore) is therefore a journey, the journey, the personal one, made through cultures and places of different countries, which in some way influenced Rea’s music, with the personal sound of the trio that gives homogeneity to the project.