Phil Cavalieri | The First Third

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The First Third

by Phil Cavalieri

Phil Cavalieri is documenting his unique method of outside playing for fusion jazz guitar. You’ll get an idea of what that means when you listen to the wonderfully anarchic The First Third, which mixes jazz improvisation with psichedelic funk.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Manhattan Delivery
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2. Euphoric Express
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3. Galanga
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4. Coffee and Guitar
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5. Philanthropy
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6. Lbo
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7. Fell Street
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8. Pearl
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Phil Cavalieri grew up in the rock and roll era, with much of his early learning on guitar coming from copying the greats of 1970’s rock. Santana, Jerry Garcia and Jimi Hendrix all had heavy influence on the developing guitarist, but it was the improvisational forms of jazz that really caught Cavalieri’s attention and started him down the path to musical revolution. Cavalieri is documenting his unique method of outside playing for fusion jazz guitar. You’ll get an idea of what that means when you listen to the wonderfully anarchic The First Third, which mixes jazz improvisation with the bravado of progressive rock and a bit of the psychedelia of The Grateful Dead.

Cavalieri shows off some solid improvisational skill on “Galanga”. The Hammond work here is quite excellent, although the guitar intrudes over the top in ham-handed fashion. This isn’t to say that Cavalieri’s guitar work is bad on the piece; quite to the contrary. Cavalieri is adept with a guitar in his hand. ....

“Pearl” is aptly named, and the highlight of the album. Starting with a somewhat reserved guitar opening steeped in reverb, “Pearl” opens up into a wonderful little jazz improve piece. Cavalieri finally finds the musical cohesion.......

Spend some time with The First Third and it will become quickly apparent that Phil Cavalieri is a very talented musician.......

Wildy Haskell




Musicians:
Phil Cavalieri : guitar, bass, piano , organ
Francesco Cavalieri: bass
Ferruccio Dallabona: drum, drum and percussion programming


Track list

1 Manhattan delivery
2 Euphoric Express
3 Galanga
4 Coffee and guitar
5 Lbo
6 Pearl
7 Fell street
8 Philanthropy

Produced by Phil Cavalieri
Mixed and Mastered at Muzak studio


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Frank Brisko

Radical musical cubism
A totally new and surprising album. A collection of tracks that tell a new way of interpreting the music and its unexplored potential. Brilliant and unexpected are the interpretations of concepts of virtuosity and composition. An album completely out of any scheme. A sort of radical musical cubism.

Gary B.

Impressive
Excellent guitar work on these compositions. The songs have nice themes and the feeling beetween musicians is focused on the music and not just on the lead parts.
Top class players with a sound that live beetween the sound of the seventies and the last fusion players.
Impressive work of Cavalieri over all!