This is the second album from Lorenzo Nardocci Trio: awesome!
It includes six new compositions developed during the last year through great interplay with Andreas and Terje. Themes are based on life´s everyday moments and on important people in my life: This is, in fact, the essence of the album title Secondo Me (According to me).
That is also the way the album opens: Secondo Me is a light C-major melody on a sweet samba, a reflection on how much I love life, music, and this beautiful instrument with its endless sounds and expressions.
Songs like Rubato and Al Quinto Piano represent moments of imagination at the piano and are dedicated to the two places I´d been sitting the most whilst working on those melodies; respectively the church in my town, Langhus kirke, and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, up on the 5th floor, as the title says, where all the rehearsal rooms are.
Dicembre is a representation of the crazy life of a gigging musician at the most beautiful time of the year: running from gig to gig, from church to club, from heaven´s imaginary scenarios to lots of Christmas food and sweets. The tempo is high and stressful, even though the melody is as slow as a ballad, and is reminiscent of an abstract digital Bethlehem.
Birozza is my love, my family. This song is made especially with my beloved wife in mind. Yes, this is a love song! The soulful groove is the way I feel together with her: swinging, relaxed and happy. B.M.W. are my kids, always in action, funny, lovely dynamos!
The album also includes three short improvisations: these are pure moments of joy in between recordings at the wonderful recording studio named Rainbow.
I thank my family for their support and patience during my absence. I wish to thank Martin at Rainbow Studio for a great job. Special thanks to those who funded my album: Creo, Ad-Hoc by Norsk Jazzforum and, especially, Ebba Nielsens Minnefond for their confidence in my project. Thanks to Bjørn-Egil Brekke for the wonderful pictures of nature around the place we both live.
Biggest thank you to the two great musicians playing with me on this album – for spending many hours with me, playing, talking, video-chatting, advising…you rule Terje & Andreas!
All compositions by Lorenzo Nardocci
Recorded June 28 & 29, 2021 by Martin Abrahamsen at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway
Mixed and mastered August-September 2021 by Martin Abrahamsen at Rainbow Studio
Produced by Lorenzo Nardocci
Cover design by design holtmann
Front cover photo by Bjørn-Egil Brekke
Inside cover photo by Andreas Dreier
Financial support by Ebba Nielsens Minnefond, Creo, Ad Hoc & Norsk jazzforum
Lorenzo Nardocci - piano/komponist
Andreas Dreier - kontrabass
Terje Evensen - trommer