Antonio Tosques is one of Italy's finest contemporary jazz composers and jazz guitarists. His music, his style of playing, and his attention to jazz details make him foremost in the lineup of major world jazz artists.
This CD collection gives the listening audience an opportunity to savor the Antonio Tosques Quartet. This quartet has a fresh, innovative sound which is contemporary yet filled with touches of international jazz influences. Highly creative in performances, each musician shines either as solo performer or as group backup. Each musician is perfect in his role for this imaginative quartet. The surreal artwork of the CD holder adds to the enchantment of the collection, plus there are additional photographs inside the folder of the musicians performing.
There are eight original songs in the collection. "Three Witches" is composed by Robert Bonisolo. The other seven songs are composed by Antonio Tosques. Original, intimate, and complex are three words to sum up the eight songs in the this exceptional CD collection. Among the songs are "The Promise," "Soul City," the highly imaginative "Synopsis," "My Heart," "Flat Land," "Substation," "Three Witches," and the alternate take to "My Heart." "Flat Land" will long hold the listener's attention with its complex jazz motifs and performances by the musicians. "My Heart" is a fine song with many fine attributes.
Highly recommended. Highly enjoyable. Highly original.