Trying to break down the talents of Eduardo De Crescenzo is a complex. Trying to contain it in the exemplary "labels" of the market: classic, pop, jazz, blues ... can be just as elusive! Everything becomes clear when we see his concert: Eduardo is a magical "assemblage" that sends us back to the sound of our time, carrying in its song the ancient roots of his land that, although recognizable, have branched out into the thousand streams of the future cosmopolitan. It is a mixture of emotions that is composed of technique, virtue and feeling, useless trying to split it! It is a balance always in symmetry between the heart and the head; it captures the demanding palates, educated to the reading of virtue, but also those that let themselves be carried away by the instinctive thrill that its expressive power manages to infiltrate under the skin. The dimension of the concert gives it back in all its extraordinary consistency. He also knows that, over the years, more and more, he will reserve only his most important artistic appointments for his concerts.
Essenze jazz, more than the title of a concert, is the definition that Eduardo De Crescenzo would give to his music today. This way he creates an emotional musical biography that crosses his repertoire but also all the musical experiences that formed him and that have designed his artistic personality. The refined interpretations of Italian and Neapolitan chansonniers who were inspired by France at the beginning of the twentieth century, the intense rhythm of the vocalization scat that he discovered in his adolescent years in the American bars on the port of Naples where jazz was played in the evening, the awesomeness of the Mediterranean that inspire him from the sea or from the alleys of his city. These are the characteristics of a musical world that reveals itself over time, in a repertoire that reaches international heights of popularity: Ancora, L’odore del mare, E la musica va ... or in the most intimate and poetic dimension of songs like Il racconto della sera, Sarà così ... or in the tight rhythms of Foglia di the, La vita è un’altra ... The jazz scheme allows the melody to have unusual spaces; free and ingenious improvisations arrive during the concert with poetic and naturalness, extend the emotion of the song and make the audience at the concerts vibrate.
In formation, there is a rose of extraordinary musicians in continuous dialogue with his music: at times absorbed and almost bewitched by that "instrument voice" that can do everything, sometimes protagonists of the personal and virtuous extemporaneous compositions that are created during the concert.
Enzo Pietropaoli double bass; Marcello Di Leonardo drums; Julian Oliver Mazzariello piano; Daniele Scannapieco saxophone; Susanna Krasznai cello.