Under a Shimmery Grace Alberto Parmegiani Quintet Forthcoming release for A.MA Records
Alberto Parmegiani Guitar
Gaetano Partipilo Sax
Enrico Zanisi Piano
Francesco Ponticelli Double Bass
Enrico Morello Drums
Recorded at A.MA Studios January 2015
Alberto Parmegiani "Under a Shimmery Grace", led by master electric jazz guitarist Parmegiani, and supported by a superb lineup in alto saxman Gaetano Partipilo, pianist Enrico Zanisi, bassist Francesco Ponticelli, and drummer Enrico Morello, “Shimmery Grace” offers a gem of a recording that smolders and delights on seven original tracks and one Wayne Shorter cover, in both classic and contemporary jazz styles.
Parmegiani’s guitar moods recall the sweet sounds of Wes Montgomery and Billy Bauer, and when paired with soaring and inventive alto sax solos from Partipilo, intelligent, gorgeous, gentle, and appropriately-timed piano comping from Zanisi, and unwavering rhythmic tightness from Ponticelli and Morello, the effect is a flawless time machine, headed straight back fifty years to some delicious listening on the ‘hi-fi’. However, as the album was recorded in late 2014, it’s the modern-day successor, beautifully poised to match and compliment the Blue Note, Prestige, and Verve recordings that have since become legendary.