Mauro De Federicis – Inside Time (2013) [e-Onkyo FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Mauro De Federicis – Inside Time (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:05 minutes | 1,12 GB  | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © Alfa Music
Recorded at Wide Sound Studio, Teramo, Italy by Marcello Malatesta

The starting point is the guitar, electric or acoustic and with or without electronic effects, leading a trio or as the backbone of the quartet, in a solo role or supporting the other instruments. As a result the music constantly moves ahead, whether it be modern, mainstream, attentive to stylistic developments or simply at the service of the melodies. Mauro De Federicis scrolls down the timeline of the traditions and the history of jazz with sudden and unexpected jumps in many different directions. But the points of reference of the guitarist’s constantly changing attitudes, dynamics and atmospheres are always closely connected to the inherent needs of the piece. De Federicis concentrates on recreating the original passion of jazz, and he focuses completely on the feeling that has to be invested in the music, for the benefit of the fluidity of the themes and improvisations, the emotional intensity of the ballads and the emphasis of the more rhythmically sustained tracks. The guitarist’s continual dialogue with the legacy of jazz and his desire to follow in the footsteps of those who have made this music immortal can also be detected in the development of some well-known themes, as in the best practice of be-bop, so as to create a very personal vision of the possibilities and suggestions hidden within those harmonic progressions. The acoustic version, dilated and slightly altered, of Samba Pa Ti, one of Santana’s best known tunes, is a good example of the overall approach manifested in Inside Time. In this trio the theme remains recognizable and retains its melodic drive intact, and the guitarist tackles the piece from every possible different direction in order to enhance and manoeuvre it. This operation was conducted during the performances, rehearsals, second listenings and retouchings that gradually added various modifications, both small and substantial, in order to achieve the result that we can hear on the compact disc.
Gabriele Pesaresi’s double-bass has a well-established role in the career of De Federicis, but Max Ionata on sax and Fabio Colella on drums have been less frequent collaborators in the earlier concerts and recordings of De Federicis. Their new contribution and the combination of all these musical ingredients now offers a broad palette that gives the pieces ample space for the open development and adaptation that is the hallmark of this record.
In this way Mauro De Federicis presents us with a panorama of his experiences and his understanding of jazz, expressed through the six strings of his guitar. Inside Time is a record by a mature musician who is able to move freely in many different stylistic territories while always maintaining his own personality and who is, above all, determined to continue this exploration with his unending inventiveness and curiosity. –Fabio Ciminiera

1. Inside Time 7.01
2. Outside of time 7.02
3. It’s her day 6.03
4. Samba pa ti 5.29
5. Evanescent 7.13
6. Beach Vision 6.11
7. Another day to think about… 5.10
8. Embraceable you 6.50
9. Midnight in New York 4.38
10. If I should lose you 2.13

Mauro De Federicis, guitar
Gabriele Pesaresi, double bass
Fabio Colella, drums
Special Guest: Max Ionata, sax