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FIRST LIVE IN JAPAN

Arti e Mestieri

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.59 | 10 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars A good run through their best material.

Arti E Mestieri is one of the most famous and highly regarded bands from Italy. Although they are not officially recognized as a Rock Progressivo Italiano (RPI) band, their music has a lot to offer to fans of the Rock Progressivo Italiano scene. Their style is a blend of RPI and Jazz/ Fusion. To my ears, that is a very nice blend. This live album is full of this blend.

The band debuted in the early 1970s and their debut album Tilt is widely regarded as a classic album. It is therefore quite fitting that this album starts with one of the songs from this album; Gravita. The tone has been set for seventy five minutes of some truly great music.

The music flows and ebbs like a truly great Fusion/RPI live performance always does. The leader of this band; Beppe Crovella also gets some minutes of solo material. The violinist Lautaro Acosta adds some folk/gypsy music to the blend too. In short; Arti E Mestieri really impresses me with their style, their abilities and their songs on this live album. The roof is not falling down and the Japanese audience is polite in the background, listening to these masters and hopefully copying them (Read: creating bands like this which we can add to ProgArchives). In short; this is a great live album and a must have for the fans of this band and Italian music in general.

I am impressed.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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