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Venegoni & Co


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.17 | 9 ratings

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1967/ 1976

With this live (published in 2003 but recorded in 1977) RPI is at his last great 70's gems. Certainly if you think that Venegoni & Co. plays JR you are in the road but certainly this band plays also RPI because the arrangements are RPI. Because RPI is in Venegoni & Co. matrix is impossible that an RPI fan do not please Venegoni & Co. that in this 'Live... Somewhere In The Seventies...' plays RPI due to arrangements and spirit. Ok, with Arti+ (E) Mestieri Gigi Venegoni plays a great JR with RPI moments but with his band Gigi plays a great mix between JR and RPI, quite biased towards the RPI to please fans of the RPI more that Arti+ (E) Mestieri. In my opinion, Therefore, venegoni & Co. are more a RPI band that a JR band, also if Arti+ (E) Mestieri are more considered RPI for the masses.

More that technical in the musical explosion of this 'Live... Somewhere In The Seventies...' is the feeling that explode. Not for this fact the technique is absent. Only that the technique not transpires, as if what is desired. In other words Venegoni & Co. are pure stage animals. And this is the winning element of this CD.

It is strange to not see in this live the pure fire of technique, at the same time, because the good plays is evident. In my opinion this is the second plan of the victory of this album. Great is the naturality of power in this album with so technical songs. Probably is the fact that the tranformation of different superstructures of the songs into something playable on stage has an enormous weight. And this is a great merit. So is impossible to speak song for song in this album, proper because the mind is focused more in the power of the song that in the technique.

In conclusion... With my love for this CD I think that if you love (or simply please) RPI this is another pure gem for you.

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |


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