Altre Latitudini

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The product of four years' work, Gianmaria Testa's fifth album is like what he's done before -- not a million miles from Paolo Conte, in some respects. There's a seductive quality to many of the songs, like "Il Meglio Di Te." There's a marvelously poetic quality to the lyrics which has helped earn him a comparison with Leonard Cohen, but you'll never pin down the music as Italian. Instead, there are stands of tango, jazz, rock, and folk that float through the compositions, ideas that seem to waft through the air rather that sit solidly -- and that's part of the appeal. Nothing is musically fixed in Testa's world. The arrangements by Peiro Ponzo are nothing short of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The product of four years' work, Gianmaria Testa's fifth album is like what he's done before -- not a million miles from Paolo Conte, in some respects. There's a seductive quality to many of the songs, like "Il Meglio Di Te." There's a marvelously poetic quality to the lyrics which has helped earn him a comparison with Leonard Cohen, but you'll never pin down the music as Italian. Instead, there are stands of tango, jazz, rock, and folk that float through the compositions, ideas that seem to waft through the air rather that sit solidly -- and that's part of the appeal. Nothing is musically fixed in Testa's world. The arrangements by Peiro Ponzo are nothing short of ingenious, brilliant little frames for Testa's words and rough, smoky voice. Their sheer sparseness heightens moods and fixes the focus very firmly on the lyrics, and on Testa himself, who stands proudly in front of them. This record might not be a revelation although tracks like "Preferisco Cosi" deserve to be played often, preferably at night after a couple of glasses of wine, but it is a joy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Le Chant Du Monde Fr
  • UPC: 794881722723
  • Catalog Number: 1253

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Preferisco Così (3:34)
  2. 2 Il Meglio Di Te (2:55)
  3. 3 Dentro Al Cinema (3:45)
  4. 4 Solo Per Dirti Di No (3:53)
  5. 5 Tuareg (2:45)
  6. 6 Come Di Pioggia (3:51)
  7. 7 Veduta Aerea (3:41)
  8. 8 Voce da Combattimento (3:40)
  9. 9 Nient'altro Che Fiori (3:35)
  10. 10 Sei la Conchiglia (3:03)
  11. 11 Una Lucciola d'Agosto (3:13)
  12. 12 Potrai (2:02)
  13. 13 'Na Stella (3:54)
  14. 14 Altre Latitudini (2:36)
  15. 15 Preferisco Così (1:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gianmaria Testa Primary Artist, Vocals, Chitarrone
Enrico Rava Trumpet
Carlo DeMartini Violin, Viola
Enzo Pietropaoli Electric Bass, Contrabassoon, Acoustic Bass
Rita Marcotulli Piano
Giampiero Malfatto Trombone, Tuba
Gabriele Mirabassi Clarinet
Philippe Garcia Drums, Djembe, Grand Cassa
Piero Ponzo Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Luciano Biondini Harmonica, Accordion, Fisarmonica
Emanuele Donnini Missaggio
Uncle Dave Lewis Trumpet
Fausto Mesolella Chitarrone
Mario Brunello Cello
Claudio Dadone Rhythm Guitar, Chitarrone
Technical Credits
Ian Cooper Mastering
Gianmaria Testa Composer, Producer
Piero Ponzo Arranger, Artistic Director
Pasquale Minieri Engineer
Emanuele Donnini Engineer
Fausto Mesolella Composer
Nicole Courtois translation
Erri DeLuca Liner Notes
Sandro Marcotulli Engineer
Danièle Valin translation
Atelier Harmonia Mundi Graphic Design
Willy Spat translation
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