Georg Ruby VILLAGE ZONE – Saluti a Peppino
1. Mise en Scène (2'53) / 2. St. Tropez Twist (3'40) / 3. Asphere (6'41) / 4. Amour Fou (3'59) / 5. F-Stop (5'07) / 6. Hy-phenate (3'06) / 7. Le Stelle d'Oro (4'31) / 8. Bouquet (9'30) / 9. Hyperfocal (3'11) / 10. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (5'16) / 11. Tippett (3'14) / 12. Rubum Allorans Reprise (3'15) / 13. Twist Out (0'52)
It is possible to regard Georg Ruby's Trio Village Zone as a new interpretation of the classical piano jazz trio. In its improvisations the album "Saluti a Peppino" represents structural progress of the jazz trio turning it into, as one might say, a "whole" instrument, a unique body of sound avoiding the leading character of the piano. Sascha Ley, female vocalist from Luxemburg, is featured on four of the songs. In the intense version of Michel Legrand's "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" the quality of a spiritually communicative alliance becomes concrete straight away. Otherwise "Saluti a Peppino" is a daring piece of music. The chuzpe of the trio's musicians performing the songs "St. Tropez Twist" and "Le Stelle d’Oro", compositions of the Italian pop folk grandmaster Peppino di Capri, by singing and playing, pays tribute to di Capri's originals and shows how much excessive fun, how much materialised endorphin can be produced by an extraordinary band.
(release date: 14 May 2021)