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3.19 | 50 ratings

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2 stars After their first break, Osanna came back with a new line-up (still featuring a few founding members).

This album though has little to do with the Italian symphonic genre. Be warned: this is almost fully jazz- rock, unfortunately. Funky moods as well are present in the opening track "Ce Vulesse". The best being the excellent guitar work from veteran Danilo Rustici.

The band is also exploring some soul mood ("A Zingara"), but I have to say that I am not convinced by this type of music. Soul sung in Italian. (although, it appears from other reviews, that it is sung into the Naples dialect).

This album could have been easily catalogued into the jazz-rock genre. The longest track from this album (almost ten minutes) "O Napulitano" is another example. Still a pleasant jazz number with lots of keyboards and fine vocal parts. The great work from the rhythmic section ahs to be underlined as well.

But going through the whole of this album at a stretch is too monotonous for my ears. These tracks sounds too much of the same and can't overwhelm me. Especially during a pure instrumental as "Suddance".

My favourite song is "Chiuso Qui". A sweet Italian ballad, highlighted with some very good sax work and emotive vocals. It is all sweetness (a bit languorous as well). Of course, the jazzy atmosphere is not forgotten, but in a more symphonic way this time. Rustici is again excellent.

I have rated each "Osanna" album with three stars so far. This time, I can't go over two. Maybe a good jazz album, but an average "Osanna" one IMO.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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