Aka Moon – Opus 111 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:12:53 minutes | 813 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Outhere
In addition to being one of Beethovens most emblematic works, the Piano Sonata no.32 op.111 (1821-22) is a manifesto of radical modernity. It begins the process of disintegration of sonata form, a formal pillar for any composer of the preceding century, and introduces in its second movement a new method of constructing the musical phrase, to such an extent that some commentators regard it as marking the first stirrings of jazz. The innovations it presented, particularly in the field of rhythm, left most of the composers contemporaries perplexed. Here is an ideal space for the Aka Moon trio to occupy. It has called on three strong musical personalities for the occasion: the singer Fredy Massamba, who contributes his expressive power as an African storyteller; the rising star of the Portuguese accordion João Barradas, who adds a flavor of urban modernity with the added feature of playing both acoustic and electronic instruments; and the pianist Fabian Fiorini, a longstanding partner of the trio, who acts as the mirror musician for Beethovens sonata. It is through this nexus of meanings with multiple resonances that Fabrizio Cassol approaches Beethovens sonata, synchronizing emotional spaces that rise above periods, cultures and social or aesthetic viewpoints.
1. Aka Moon – Opening 1.1.1
2. Aka Moon – Chindila
3. Aka Moon – Sonate 32
4. Aka Moon – Bee Is Black
5. João Barradas – Lichnowsky Cadenza
6. Aka Moon – The Melancholia of L.
7. Aka Moon – She Talks to Beethoven
8. Aka Moon – Watumbu
9. Aka Moon – Beyond Lands
10. Aka Moon – The Black Spaniard
11. Aka Moon – Mr Joy
12. Fabian Fiorini – Towards the Stars with Ludwig