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3 stars Calomito from the Italian port of Genova were formed at the dawn of the new millenium.The band was a sextet featuring Filippo Cantarella on violin/viola, Tommaso Rolando on bass, Matteo Ammirati on guitars, Paolo Piccardo on drums, Federico Barrai on sax/percussion and Kai Kundrat on keys/piano.Theu debut ''Inaudito'' was released on Megaplomp in 2005 and distributed worldwide by Wide Records, featuring guest appearances by Marco Ravera on guitars and Marco Tindiglia on trumpet.

The style of the band is a mix of flexible Jazz-Rock and somewhat dark and complex R.I.O./Chamber Rock with a sound led by bass, electric piano, the violin and viola of Cantarella and Barrai's saxes.A good delivery by this sextet, which know when to play violently and when to add some fresh air to the music.Often the arrangements have a strong folk/ethnic nostalgic feeling coming out of nowhere and being a great positive of their sound.In ''Inaudito'' the massive atonal parts led by the huge sax and violin sounds are nicely replaced by some refreshing Jazz-Rock with fine work on electric piano and a number of fiery interplays.A couple of numbers also flirt with straight Jazz, characterized by the jazzy drumming, Barrai's sax solos and Rolando's contrabass grooves with a nice live feeling.Electric guitars are used scarcely on the good interplays offered here and there.

A quite consistent debut with an attractive sound and a style somewhere between VOLAPUK and AREA, pretty Ethnic-influenced R.I.O./Jazz-Rock with a nice dose of diversity.A great addition for fans of the style,which will also have some appeal to fans of straight Jazz.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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