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ABOUT YEATS

Giorgio Rossini 
TRJ Records 2014

"About Yeats" is a jazz reinterpretation of some texts by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) set to music by Giorgio Rossini.

The language of the Irish poet, suggestive and full of charm, is permeated by a significant timbre-literary richness, as well as by a great musicality in the formal construction.

The texts were chosen drawing from the youthful lines still full of charm and beauty, and from some poems of maturity, full of vital force and sensuality, but also of restlessness.

 

Tracklist:

1. LINES WRITTEN IN DEJECTION

2. THE COMING OF WISDOM WITH TIME

3. WHEN YOU ARE OLD

4. THE WHITE BIRDS

5. THE FALLING OF THE LEAVES

6. ABOUT YEATS

7. TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER

8. WHO GOES WITH FERGUS ?

9. THE LAKE ISLE TO INNISFREE

10. DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS

Giorgio Rossini (vocals, classical and acoustic guitar)

Emanuele Proietti (piano, electric piano, melodica)

Alessandro Berti (double-bass, electric bass)

Marco De Cotiis (tenor sax)

Angelo Ferrua (drums) 

Lyrics by William Butler Yeats

Music by Giorgio Rossini