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Alexa Tarantino – Firefly (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Alexa Tarantino – Firefly (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:29 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Posi-Tone Records

Fronting a quintet which includes vibraphonist and label mate Behn Gillece and keyboardist Art Hirahara, Tarantino, plays alto and soprano saxophones, flute and clarinet, making a music which has a feeling of a release of positivity, of pent-up feelings and ideas being given voice with the easing of a post-pandemic isolation. The disc opens with Hirahara’s “Spider’s Dance,” a luminescent reverie, with the leader sounding particularly inspired, The arrangement— the back and forth of piano, vibes and saxophone solos—is as close to perfection as can be. Vibraphonist Gillece’s “Mindful Moments” finds Tarantino switching to flute, floating over the rhythm section’s fluid shuffle, leading into a composition from the group’s drummer, Rudy Royston, “Move The Spirit,” a high octane, get-up-and-dance type of tune..


1. Alexa Tarantino – Spider’s Dance
2. Alexa Tarantino – Mindful Moments
3. Alexa Tarantino – Move Of The Spirit
4. Alexa Tarantino – Iris
5. Alexa Tarantino – Daybreak
6. Alexa Tarantino – Surge Fughetta
7. Alexa Tarantino – Surge Capacity
8. Alexa Tarantino – La Donna Nel Giardino
9. Alexa Tarantino – Rootless Ruthlessness
10. Alexa Tarantino – Lady Day
11. Alexa Tarantino – Violet Sky
12. Alexa Tarantino – The Firefly Code


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