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Giovanni Guidi

A New Day (CD)

Rekindling the familiarly flowing interplay with fellow travelers, on A New Day Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi expands the group’s instrumental grasp with the introduction of American saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, who makes his ECM debut here. Not only is the ensemble scope widened, with Brandon Lewis in tow, new dialects and fresh perspectives are broached, and different instrumental paths taken, inspired by an overall heightened sense of communication and Lewis’s unmistakable, confident tone. Recorded at Studios La Buissonne, Southern France, in August 2023, the album was produced by Manfred Eicher.

 

 

1. Cantos Del Ocells (Traditional) 2. To A Young Student (Giovanni Guidi) 3. Means For A Rescue (Giovanni Guidi) 4. Only Sometimes (Giovanni Guidi, James Brandon Lewis, João Lobo, Thomas Morgan) 5. Luigi (The Boy Who Lost His Name) (Giovanni Guidi) 6. My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) 7. Wonderland (Giovanni Guidi) ARTISTS James Brandon Lewis, Thomas Morgan, João Lobo