The average day on “Bounce” starts with an invitation: “Follow Me.” He drives the listener on a frantic race in the traffic, among countless accidents, detours and quick leaps ahead. Have you reached your destination? It’s time for you to take a cheerful “Coffee Break” and sip your cup with friends, while an infectious beat makes you tap your feet to Luca Bulgarelli’s (double bass) and Marco Valeri’s (drums) rhythm. There you are, dreaming your “Day Off” away from office deadlines, traffic jams and tech devices, the calm of this track unleashes the trio’s expressivity, making room for a dreamy, graceful mood surrounded by a soft interplay. Time’s almost up, there’s just a quick moment for a playful provocation on “Brush The Cat,” highlighting Burgio’s sound clarity and his fellows’ rhythmic precision.
Past and present mirror effects dot this album –with swing, afro beats and three-four times outlining the world of today. You can also catch a glimpse of a landscape in bright colors: “Etnia” sounds like a festive dance whose origins cannot be traced back. Of course, this experiment couldn’t come without a tribute to some masters such as Thelonious Monk (“Bright Mississippi” and Italian outstanding vocal talent Gegè Telesforo, who asked Burgio to join him on tour. The uplifting, contagious and elegant funk beats in “Gege’s Groove” echo Telesforo’s unique style.
Seby Burgio piano
Luca Bulgarelli double bass
Marco Valeri drums