Carlos Franzetti – In the Wee Small Hours (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:17 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Jazz
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The world at large has experienced a life altering event throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of which have touched nearly everyone in some way. There hasn’t been as far-reaching an event since the Second World War in terms of emotional impact on the population. Carlos Franzetti has turned to the optimistic torch songs of the 1940s and 1950s to bring listeners out of their pandemic induced gloom on his new recording, In The Wee Small Hours.
The great Argentine-American pianist, composer, and arranger experienced the full brunt of COVID-19’s destructive energies during the pandemic. Franzetti contracted the COVID virus. One of the effects of his infection was a loss of coordination, leading to several falls. When he couldn’t remember the changes to “All the Things You Are”, he knew something was wrong. CAT scans showed a subdural hematoma.
Three brain surgeries and months of physical rehabilitation brought Franzetti’s coordination back. He also saw firsthand what the solitude of quarantine meant, as he wasn’t allowed to see anybody, including his wife, for 10 days while he recovered in the hospital.
Once he was able, Franzetti felt motivated to not only prove his musical chops were still there, but he also wanted to make music emblematic of the struggles that people had gone through during this unforgettable time. Franzetti brought longtime collaborator, bassist David Finck, and the excellent drummer Billy Drummond in for a recording session at 360 Sound Studio in Orange, New Jersey in late May 2021.
01. Carlos Franzetti – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (03:53)
02. Carlos Franzetti – Memories of You (04:27)
03. Carlos Franzetti – How Deep Is the Ocean (03:48)
04. Carlos Franzetti – How Long Has This Been Going On (06:50)
05. Carlos Franzetti – Put On a Happy Face (04:02)
06. Carlos Franzetti – Time Remembered (05:11)
07. Carlos Franzetti – I’ll Be Seeing You (06:37)
08. Carlos Franzetti – Alone Together (04:50)
09. Carlos Franzetti – How Deep Is the Ocean (Alternate) (04:02)
10. Carlos Franzetti – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Alternate) (03:57)
11. Carlos Franzetti – Memories of You (Alternate) (04:42)
12. Carlos Franzetti – Piccola Musica Nocturna (03:54)