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Arti E Mestieri


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.84 | 131 ratings

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5 stars (The Grandest Drumming You Could Ever Hear!) When I first discovered this Italian Fusion import on Amazon in 2005. (Which I hear was never originally released in the U.S. ever.) Someone claimed that the drummer Furio Chirico gave Billy Cobham a run for his money. So I looked into it and paid about 35 dollars for this recently reissued (in Italy) import on Arkarma. I think it might be greatest thing that a lot of a American fusion fans haven't heard. Furio Chirico is the most passionate and technical drummer I've ever heard (sorry Zach Hill) especially in terms of fusion. This album wasn't as internationally avaliable as the first record "Tilt" and isn't as rock oriented (much more jazzy). This is the reason why this sophmore album isn't as well known. The music itself is very melodic and pretty throughout the album , mixing Jazz, a bit of rock and traditional Italian music with a couple nice vocals. But the focal point is Furio Chirico's drumming which doesn't exactly go beyond Tilt in terms of speed but it does in terms of technique and passion that shines through the drums like nothing I've ever heard. An interesting image for his drumming is acrobatic drum gymnastics. Tight,Fast,Energetic,Melodic,Spastic,and Complex. He took drumming beyond the level of Cobham and Vander. Which doesn't even seem right in terms of whats usually claimed by old fogie fusion fans in the jazz, who claim Miles Davis and Zappa made the best fusion and Cobham was the best drummer. Theres so much more out there to really analyze and look at with fresh eyes and ears. No exageration Furio Chirico is the real deal a top drummer who most likely under the influence of other good Italian drummers or pioneers like Cobham and Hiseman, He looked even farther outside of the box and wanted to develop a style all his own. He did and it's the most beautiful drumming I ever did hear, A five star record overall, amazing the first time you hear it, amazing the last time. Top Spagetti Fusion Classic that all fans of progressive music should get a chance to hear.
B360Lightning | 5/5 |


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