PREMIERE: Gabriele Pribetti - Rain Project
Italian born, London-based saxophonist and composer Gabriele Pribetti is returning with his sophomore solo project, REEDED EDGE VOL.2.
The follow up to his debut EP - REEDED EDGE VOL.1 - features the same formidable lineup to his first release, consisting of trumpet/flugelhorn player Graeme Flowers, drummer Joshua ‘MckNasty’ McKenzie, Tomasz Bura on piano/keyboards and Michele Montolli on double bass.
'Rain Project' eerily opens with the solo saxophone of Gabriele, setting the scene of the piece. The group then jumps in with an unsettled melody line between the horns paired with a creeping synth, an osciallating bassline, and a hi-hat heavy drum pattern, before the traditional band structure is uprooted when Joshua ‘McKnasty’ McKenzie takes the lead.
Thinking about the piece, Gabriele tells us: “In 'Rain Project' I wanted to experiment with roles [within our group]. We’re used to having the drums as an instrument that keeps us more or less grounded, while the other instruments improvise and take the lead. In this tune, I wanted to do exactly the opposite. In one of the two sections, I leave the drums to take over and be the storyteller while the rest of the band are keeping a precise structure.”
On the eve of his second released, Gabriele reflects on the REEDED EDGE series, saying, “I see the music like a coin: the beauty and perfection of tonality on one side, with the chaos and roughness of atonality on the other. I like to exist on the reeded edge.”
'Rain Project' / REEDED EDGE VOL 2 Personnel:
Saxophones - Gabriele Pribetti Trumpet, flugelhorn - Graeme Flowers Drums- Joshua ‘McKnasty’ McKenzie Piano, keyboards - Tomasz Bura Double bass - Michele Montolli
You can pre-order Gabriele Pribetti's REEDED EDGE VOL.2 here.
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