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SCONCERTO

Il Baricentro

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.77 | 34 ratings

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presdoug
5 stars Let me start off by saying that the album Sconcerto by Il Baricentro is much better quality music than their other record Trusciante-this album is really the one to have.

I stumbled across a stray lp copy of this astounding music by chance in a used record store. That was in 1989, and Sconcerto has stood the test of time very well. The music is very keyboard oriented, what with two keyboard players. This album is much more to the point, and better played, than a lot of Italian groups of the time, even though they had some stiff competition.

For me, on this album, Il Baricentro have always epitomized how an Italian keyboard-based group could really play in that perfect way where each track, and each note is just so right-the right kind of playing, producing just the right kind of synergy, and producing the right kind of emotion, really doing everything just a bit better than other, similar groups.

Sconcerto has no vocals, and does not need them-all you need to do is revel in their instrumental world-once you are in it, you are left spellbound. This album of theirs is more jazz influenced than the other one, but that element is not really overwhelming or extreme. To me, they do sound like Italian prog with somewhat of a jazz influence. In a nutshell, Sconcerto is a lost gem that is under-rated and full of music that should be available to be heard by many more people than it currently does-listen to the music at hand, and you will see what i mean! Five stars.

presdoug | 5/5 |

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