Edition number sixteen of Amirani records is SERENDIPITY
Recorded live at 2007 Bari jazz festival here is an excellent and vivid performance. The free violin legend Carlos Zingaro along with the subtleness of Gianni Lenoci ‘s touch on and in the piano and the colourful energetic percussion of Marcello Magliocchi deliver a fresh, deep, sometimes joyous music. Like children with precious thing in their hands, the trio dangerously manage the sound developments with a great sensitivity and brave directions. The attention to quality and drama of what is taking shape under their playing seems to get back in a sort of reflection, a surprising discovery of an unexpected beauty.
The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity.
Initial chapters detail the word’s origin, starting with the 1557 publication in Venice of The Three Princes of Serendip, a tale concerning the deductive powers of the sons of the philosopher-king of Serendip. However, the princes’ adventures do not occur in Serendip but in neighbouring lands, and the king is named Jaffer. Therefore the latter-day association of Sri Lanka with serendipity is fanciful. (See this reviewer’s Sunday Times article, “The Three Princes of Serendip,” July 30 and August 6, 2000.)
Letter to Horace Mann
In a letter to Horace Mann dated January 28, 1754, Horace Walpole described an heraldic discovery as “of that kind which I call Serendipity.” He continued by revealing his succinct definition but then blurred it by providing an inadequate example from The Three Princes: “As their highnesses travelled, they were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of: for instance, one of them discovered that a mule blind of the right eye had travelled the same road lately, because the grass was eaten only on the left side, where it was worse than on the right – now do you understand serendipity?”
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Gianni Lenoci: piano, prepared piano, Carlos Zingaro: violin, Marcello Magliocchi: percussion
CREDITS: Music _ Gianni Lenoci, Carlos Zingaro, Marcello Magliocchi, Recording _ June 28th, 2007, live at Chiesa Vallisa, BARI JAZZ FESTIVAL, Sound Engineer _ Govinda Gari, Editing & Mixing _ Gianni Lenoci, Mastering _ Henry K, Photos _ artwork Agua Mimmo, musicians Giacomo Mongelli, Sentence _ Julius M. Comroe, Graphics _ Mirko Spino, Production _ John Rottiers and Gianni Mimmo for Amirani Records
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