- Never Alone
- Castle March
- Let’s Go
- Two Days
- Little Sun
- Why Stop?
- E Quest
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by
Alex Gunia and Philipp van Endert
Claudio Zanghieri – electric basses, acoustic bass, synth bass, additional keyboards and programming
Tony Lakatos – tenor and soprano saxophones
Christian Lohr – keyboards, hammond organ, acoustic piano, programming on Sahara and Envisions
Cristiano Micalizzi – drums
Claudio Zanghieri has served well over the years, with his taste and team-sense, many projects in the Usa, Italy and Germany, following the principle of supporting the music so that its message goes across without unnecessary obstacles. A well-grounded musician and accomplished bassist (he plays every known bass stringed-instrument: electrics, acoustic, synthesized and more), on his own project he followed his principles of keeping the music flowing and free of any possible expectation.
He presents here his various artistic sides always putting music before personal performance, choosing a band approach to realize this first solo effort. Sharing the recording stage with very good friends and respected collegues, he enthrusted them with his compositions and arranging ideas, leading to a sound that it’s not coming from a single mind but better off from the meeting of four very musical personalities giving substance to the written notes. From this perspective, very dear to the leader, you can hear a live and organic sound that evolves through the cd titles.
“Envisions” strives to catch the essence of the jazz-funk legacy while exploring some uncharted territories and choices to search for a future development of the music itself. “This is what it’s all about, music is a joint effort and the envision of a soundscape is the burning force behind a project like this” says the leader, staying strong behind his principles of honoring the past and searching for a development to his inspirations. You’ll experience the beauty of real, vintage and acoustic sounds alongside some experimental and unusual settings going through many styles from jazz to funk or reggae, presenting what the leader conceives as “today’s music, it has a bit of everything in it, the foundation of the past with its solid, satisfying character and the edgy, unsettling feeling of something new”.
From the compelling funk of “Never Alone” and “Let’s Go”, the engaging jazz of “Decisions” and the surprising reggae of “Little Sun” to the more futuristic “Sahara” and “Envisions” and the daunting “Sabina”; this cd leaves us, the listeners, with a thirst for the next step into this world of envisions.