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TOMMASO CAPPELLATO ‘Pioneered’

Aug 31, 2021 | Jazz, Reviews

Delights with every twist of its contemporary heart

Tommaso Cappellato’s Pioneered is informed by jazz and improvisation, and yet, partly steered by a number of collaborators from multiple disciplines, therefore this first release on the bandleader’s own Domanda imprint, won’t be pinned down. Cappellato (percussionist, composer and producer) recorded this, his seventh studio album, during a residency at Brooklyn’s Contemporary arts space Pioneer Works. The scope and command of Cappellato’s percussion and electronics is evident throughout and elevates each track to another level. At its simplest Angels In Space enraptures with Michael Blake’s tenor sax flooding in to form a lyrical bond with the drums and synths. Whereas, it could be Booker T & The MGs attempting a sci-fi soundtrack with Yusef Lateef on the enthralling Legend Of The Bringer. Other tracks smoulder with the suggestion of a barrage of post-rock riffs lurking just below the surface. However, it remains a coherent listen and delights with every twist of its contemporary heart.

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