Massimiliano Coclite – Midnight Sun (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:48 minutes | 976 MB | Genre: Jazz
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“Life comes to waves, like the sea”, is said in the 1969 album” Life, friend, is the art of encounter”, by Vinícius de Moraes, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Sergio Endrigo. I was a child in Switzerland, a student in California and a drummer boy on cruise ships, almost always sailing north. In the moments of youth between America and the oceans I wrote these songs, then closed them in a bottle and launched them off. Stubborn, they returned to shore carried by a sea of nostalgia. So, a quarter of a century after thinking about them, I asked to play them to my friend Massimiliano Coclite, on a night when we were stuck at his house by a blizzard, having only his piano, my scores and the gentian. To record the songs I wanted to return to the north, to the Rainbow Studio in Oslo, silent to Massimiliano the emotions that had led me to write them to leave him full freedom to make them his own: a heart transplant that enriched them. In these tracks, I’m playing on a river in Switzerland with my friends, sending sailing boats into a gallery and then celebrating them at the exit. Or that I walk in Los Angeles, permeating the music that marked my adolescence. Or when, sleepless because of the Midnight Sun, I exorcise my doubts about the future by composing on a piano hoisted on the highest deck, while the ship plows the Sea among the fjords. Or while I fear, because beyond the columns of Hercules the stormy sea prevents us from reaching Madeira. If life is the art of encounter, then navigation is the Allegory of life. And friendship is the port that saves us from storms: My Midnight Sun.
1. Massimiliano Coclite – Madeira
2. Massimiliano Coclite – What About Now
3. Massimiliano Coclite – Sidewalk
4. Massimiliano Coclite – Timeless
5. Massimiliano Coclite – Colibris
6. Massimiliano Coclite – North Bay
7. Massimiliano Coclite – Lanewood
8. Massimiliano Coclite – Call Home
9. Massimiliano Coclite – Greenock
10. Massimiliano Coclite – White Cliff Country
11. Massimiliano Coclite – Ride It!
12. Massimiliano Coclite – Midnight Sun