- slivovitz: hubris
(2010, cd, usa, moonjune records)
"Hubris" kicks off with 'Zorn A Surriento'. I don't have a clue of what the title means, but this sure is a great way to open an album. It's a jazzy tune, with southern european and balkan influences. It has a playful melody that is doubled by sax and violin. The tone is set.
"Hubris" counts 12 pieces and due to the rich instrumentation and the beautiful compositions, they're all a joy to listen to.
There's a lot of variation, there's lots of surprises and some great solos.
The album has been going in and out of my CD player the last couple of days and I can only conclude that I keep enjoying it.
This is jazz-rock at its best. Obviously influenced by Frank Zappa and by John Zorn, "Hubris" is an album that you should definitely hear.
Available from Moonjune
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