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Playboy

by Carlo Colombo

A brand-new jazz songwriter, composer, pianist, intense and witty lyrics. Accompanied by a swinging sixties quintet.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Piaccio Alle Donne
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2. Playboy
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3. L'intellettuale Ad Agosto
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4. Swing
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5. Mirko e Tette
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6. Cambiami
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7. Ciao Come Stai
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8. Il Mondo Degli Idioti
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9. Nel Blù Dipinto Di Blù ( Volare)
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10. Crisi Economica
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11. L'alba Del Giocatore
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Carlo Colombo is a revelation in the Italian contemporary jazz scene,a singer, a pianist and composer following in the best tradition of historical artists such as Paolo Conte, Fred Buscaglione and Renato Carosone.
The songs on this album are all Colombo originals except for a swinging version of the world famous “ Volare”, and are excellently performed by a tipically ’50 – ’60 sounding quintet.
Colombo’s lyrics are superbly ironic, satirical and uncommonly witty, and his delivery equals that of the most experienced crooner;
Not to be missed…

Born in 1970, begins his musical career playing keyboards in several rock bands,during the nineties he is interested in jazz music so, he begins studying in stages with famous jazz musicians ( Harold Danko, Mark Egan).
He founds a trio singing famous Italian jazz standards by Conte, Carosone and Buscaglione.
In 2002 his first cd “ Sfonderai” , soon his trio becomes a quintet , plays in important Jazz clubs and festivals; in 2005 meets Maurizio Bozzi , musician and owner of a new indie label called “ Drycastle records”, together they decide to produce a new cd : “ Playboy”.


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all about jazz-Vittorio Lo Conte

una bella sorpresa la nuova incisione di colombo
Una bella sorpresa questa nuova incisione di Carlo Colombo, geniale autore di ironici testi, quasi un nuovo Fred Buscaglione. Swing e testi italiani si trovano insieme benissimo ed i fiati di Flavio Davanzo e Piergiorgio Caverzan sottolineano con molta perizia i riferimenti che il pianista ed autore convoglia nelle eleganti esecuzioni.
La sua è una sintassi più moderna rispetto a quella di un Buscaglione e più complessa rispetto a quella dei suoi colleghi, come dimostra la sua interpretazione di “Volare”, comunque facile da recepire per l'immediata comunicatività dei versi, tesi a rispecchiare una realtà in cui la comicità va a spasso con chi invece vede solo il lato negativo delle cose.
Chissà se i testi di questo poeta piaceranno anche alle donne, impegnato com`è a cantare, fin dal brano d'apertura, la biografia di uno che ama vivere, che non parla di sentimenti fatui ma di quelle storie che in fondo sono patrimonio di chi sta con i piedi per terra. “Piaccio alle donne, ma di mezza età/c'è poco da ridere, è una triste realtà”, canta, quasi l'antitesi del marito ideale, passando in “Playboy” a dichiarare, sfacciatamente: “Vivi con me questa avventura/ti mostrerò la luna e, come la luna al mattino/scomparirò. Segue qualche accenno anticlericale in “Mirko e tette”: “Forse colpa dei preti e delle suore che ti dissero l'amore/sappiam noi come si fa”, passando per il “Mondo degli idioti” e chiudendo con “L`alba del giocatore”, che racconta la storia di un giocatore alla ricerca di emozioni.
Un disco ben riuscito, che dovrebbe dare al suo autore il meritato successo di pubblico.

Dr. Ana isabel Ordonez-jazzreview.com

I must confess, I've never heard of Carlo Colombo before.......
Who did not quiver when first walking into the sole Piazza of Venice? Venetians are special and mysterious characters. Rooted in their strong Byzantine/Renaissance culture, they wield a powerful magnetism. That said, I must confess I have never heard of Venetian Carlo Colombo until now.
Playboy -- released on Maurizio "Bozorius" Bozzi’s label, Drycastle Records--is Carlo Colombo’s second album. Once you listen to Colombo’s creation you realize how quizzical its title and songs are. Eureka!…when one finds this man. The cover-art of Playboy is fun and delirious. Ten tracks are Colombo’s compositions with one being a rendering of Domenico Modugno’s "Volare".
Playboy’s essays ruminate the derisive, self-inquisitive and open-hearted pondering of Colombo’s frame of mind, thus the lyrics are facetious and corrosive. For instance, "Il Mondo Degli Idioti” states, “welcome to the world of idiots, we all are slightly sick of this ancient disease”. “L’Intellecttuale ad Agosto” deploys Colombo’s quality of character to make fun of that part of our ego that takes life too seriously : “because the best show is the people’s faces, everyone thinks to be exclusive, thinks to be the must”. On “Swing”, Colombo hilariously stabs the muse that cannot arrive as he wished it to :“I don’t know how to end this useless song. I let it drop and I go to the bar or I go to work”.
Carlo Colombo’s irony is also reflected in what he feels --and every chained human feeling--about an emotion that drives us to get committed. For we don’t know what it is to maintain something, showcasing how banal love can be when the substance and mystery is lost with a priori “Mirko et Tette” allege: “I bought you a microwave oven, a kitchen and the lamps of Murano you have dreamed of after I requested your hand”. “Cambiami” is an ode to the co-dependency that entrains any wedding: “change me if you don’t want to understand me. Change before the thunderstorm because I will change even if I have to die”. And “Ciao Como Stai” recalls ironically a happy-bitter love ending: “we remain serene, happy and distant, so if you want, let’s go drink a coffee”.
“Crisi Economica” sarcastically delineates an idiosyncratic Italian landscape : “Economic crisis. They say, that is the people’s fault; that people became too static and they don’t want to work”. “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (“Volare”) is wonderfully arranged witnessing remarkable band cohesion. But overall Carlo Colombo is an Epicurean who wants to die cured. Just pay attention to the lyrics of “L’Alba del Giacatore”... “between living and dying, between losing and dreaming, what’s the difference, what difference does it make?”…
The two pearls of Playboy are “Playboy” and “Piaccio Alle Donne". In the first one Colombo sings as a Venetian Casanova-like seductor: “I have the key to open your soul. I have the key to the ultimate joy”. Yet Colombo is even able to mock on Tirso de Molina’s counterpart Casanova-character in “Piaccio Alle Donne”: “reality is funnier… much funnier than many fantasies”.
A discover, Carlo Colombo magnetizes you with his powerful lyricism. Playboy will certainly attract audiences, because of the emotions, the multifariousness, the sounds, and above all the tremendous appeal that you find yourself mirthfully immersed in. This artist has it all going in the immediate aim. Playboy is an absolute winner; a sure venture with many twists… so latch on!

comunicati.net

colombo rivela tutte le influenze........
"questo secondo cd della produzione di questo artista trevigiano, il primo per drycastle records,
rivela appieno tutte le influenze che colombo ha avuto nel proprio sviluppo musicale:
possiamo ritrovarvi iannacci, specialmente nei testi piu' ironici e graffianti ( piaccio alle donne, il mondo
degli idioti, l'intellettuale ad agosto) ma anche buscaglione e paolo conte negli arrangiamenti pieni di swing e garbatamente "jazzati" ( swing, volare, crisi economica).
colombo rivela una buona padronanza del suo strumento , il piano, ma piucchealtro una ottima vena
compositiva, ironico e graffiante , mai pesante, molto personale.
i musicisti sono tutti di primissimo ordine a partire da bozorius (maurizio bozzi) al contrabbasso,
che e' anche il produttore, il batterista peppoloni che e' un personaggio noto in quel di perugia.
la sezione fiati sempre molto brillante, con ottime propensioni solistiche.
gli arrangiamenti curati da colombo stesso sono efficacissimi, snelli, naturali.
un ottimo cd che pone questo artista tra i migliori cantautori del genere come capossela e cammariere."

Paul Christopher

Carlo’s songs reflect a strong ironic sense of humour
If you're into Paolo Conte or the legendary Fred Buscaglione, then Carlo Colombo is right up your alley. "Playboy" is the second release from this venetian songsmith and pianist. Quite a talented performer, Carlo writes and arranges all on this debut album, accompanied by Bozorius and Filippo Tantino on double bass, Renato Peppoloni on drums, Flavio Davanzo on trumpet and Piergiorgio Caverzan on clarinette and sax.
The album contains ten Colombo compositions and a version of Domenico Modugno’s world famous "Volare". Carlo’s songs reflect a strong ironic sense of humour, auto analytical and honestly reflective lyrics give us an insight to his hillariously tormentated existence as for example on "Piaccio Alle Donne" where he complains of only being able to attract middle aged women (I should be so lucky), "Il Mondo Degli Idioti" that declares "...it takes talent to be a cretin like me...",
or "L'alba Dei Giocatori" that tells us how enjoyable it actually is to loose at the roulette!
The songs have a very fifties and sixties sound to them. Swing, jump and jive is what Carlo delights in, and you can feel the band agrees with him too! They deliver a really jumped up arrangement of "Volare", and all the other material is perfectly performed in a genuine, vintage style. Very good arrangements, with some very nice clarinette, sax and horns, not to mention an excellent rhythm section and Carlos' own very capable piano playing make this a very enjoyable recording.

Musilosophy

Bellissima musica e testi
Complimenti a Carlo Colombo per il suo album: musiche intense e orchestralmente eccelse fanno da sottofondo alle grandi interpretazioni liriche e recitative del cantante.
Testi molto interessanti con un velo di ironia malinconica.Per gli amanti dello stile di Buscaglione ecco una nuova opera da tener presente.