Roberto Ottaviano, Alexander Hawkins – Charlie’s Blue Skylight (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:42 minutes | 774 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dodicilune
The collaboration between the Salento record label continues Twelve moons and the saxophonist from Bari Roberto Ottaviano. After “Un Dio Clandestino” (2008), “Arcthetics. Primitive Breath” (2013), “Forgotten Matches. The Worlds of Steve Lacy” (2014), “Astrolabe” (2015), “Eternal Love” (2018) and the two records of the year for Top Jazz (referendum organized by Musica Jazz magazine) “Sidera lis” (2017) and “Resonance & Rhapsodies” (2020), on July 31st “Charlie’s Blue Skylight“. In the new recording project, distributed by distributed in Italy and abroad by IRD and in the best online stores from Believe Digital and produced in programming Puglia Sounds Record 2022 of the Puglia Region (POC Puglia 2007-2013 – Development Action of Cultural Activities and Entertainment), Ottaviano, after the experience in the cd “Forgotten Matches” and various live performances, meets again the English pianist Alexander Hawkins re-reading together eleven compositions by Charles Mingus.
“Mingus the mocking, the bully, the arrogant son of a bitch, the one ahead of everyone, the samurai warrior with his dynasty on one side and the man who never slept with a purse full of psycho sicknesses on the other … i know. For me it has always been another question of love », Roberto Ottaviano writes in the cover notes. “Excessive, unspeakable, able to go from blue silk to ecclesiastical orgies with the snap of a jaguar. Light a fire and quickly burn everything, Gospel, Blues, Ellington, Songs, Pythecanthropes and multiple men like Rahsaan, hallucinations and psychosis, and then sit with his pipe and watch the flames with the tenderness of a child, with shining eyes . I could only ask Alexander to share this self-love therapy with me through the blue light of Charlie’s sky ».
1-1. Roberto Ottaviano – Canon (03:02)
1-2. Roberto Ottaviano – Hobo Ho (03:51)
1-3. Roberto Ottaviano – Remember Rockfeller at Attica (04:39)
1-4. Roberto Ottaviano – Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me (04:07)
1-5. Roberto Ottaviano – Dizzy Moods (03:59)
1-6. Roberto Ottaviano – Smooch a.K.A Weird Nightmare (07:52)
1-7. Roberto Ottaviano – Pithecanthropus Erectus (04:38)
1-8. Roberto Ottaviano – Free Cell, Block F Tis Nazi U.S.A. (05:29)
1-9. Roberto Ottaviano – Self Portrait in Three Colors (07:12)
1-10. Roberto Ottaviano – Haitian Fight Song (04:34)
1-11. Roberto Ottaviano – Us Is Two (05:15)