John Di Martino’s Romantic Jazz Trio – Magical Mystery (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - Magical Mystery (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

John Di Martino’s Romantic Jazz Trio – Magical Mystery (2017) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 3.05 GB (ISO) + 1.46 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD214 | Genre: Jazz

Of the 70 published Monk compositions, two dozen or so are performed more often than the rest. With that thought in mind, it is more difficult for a pianist to break new ground on a record date, though Di Martino has a few twists in store. Monk’s “Epistrophy” alternates between an intense staccato attack and a straight-ahead bop groove. “‘Round Midnight” is easily Monk’s best-known work; Di Martino doesn’t overly attempt to stretch the boundaries of its theme, but improvises thoughtfully while maintaining the essence of its haunting melody. The fun romp through “Well, You Needn’t” contrasts with the relaxed setting of “Eronel.” Di Martino’s lyrical title track is a tribute to Monk and (presumably) Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, an enjoyable piece that doesn’t attempt to mimic Monk’s writing style. ― Ken Dryden, All About Jazz

01. Epistrophy – 05:04
02. Criss Cross – 05:46
03. Bemsha Swing – 04:50
04. Ask Me Now – 06:00
05. Rhythm -A- Ning – 04:33
06. Round Midnight – 08:11
07. Well You Needn’t – 03:19
08. Pannonica – 06:12
09. Eronel – 05:46
10. Ugly Beauty – 05:37
11. Magical Mystery ~for Monk and Murakami – 06:30
12. Blue Monk – 05:58
13. In Walked Bud – 05:50




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