Stefano Bollani – Que Bom (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Stefano Bollani – Que Bom (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:59 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Alobar

Italian piano genius Stefano Bollani’s new Brazilian album QUE BOM building on the success of his successful album CARIOCA (2008), which sold over 70’000 copies. QUE BOM primarily consists of Bollani’s own original tunes and distinctive melodies strongly influenced and informed by Brazilian music culture, which Bollani has always cherished since the very beginning of his rich, multifaceted crackerjack music making and dexterous playing. In QUE BOM – a genuine hymn to life marked by sparkling liveliness and (contagious) joy – Bollani is joined by the same outstanding rhythm section as in CARIOCA – Jorge Helder (db), Jurim Moreira (dr) and Armando Marçal (perc) – plus Thiago da Serrinha (perc), but here, in QUE BOM, also by the grand guest stars Caetano Veloso, João Bosco, Jaques Morelenbaum and Hamilton de Holanda.

In 2008, Stefano Bollani declared his love for Brazilian music with the album Carioca. Ten years later, he is continuing the romance, this time with his own compositions. Alongside the Milianese pianist, we have great representatives of Brazilian music, such as Jorge Hedler on the double bass, Jurim Moreira on the drums, Armando Marçal and Thiago da Serrinha on percussion. And finally, the big-name guests, Caetano Veloso, João Bosco, Jaques Morelenbaum and Hamilton de Holanda. In short, it is a mouthwatering cast-list, making for some equally delicious music. What’s particularly magical is the way that Bollani manages the gap between his native boot and faraway Brazil. Throughout Que Bom, he creates, alongside his collaborators, a meaningful original, with all the charms of a music whose subtle roots lie owe as much to Veloso, as to a nostalgia-tinged Nino Rota. – Max Dembo

01 – Sbucata da una nuvola
02 – Galapagos
03 – Certe giornate al mare
04 – La nebbia a Napoli (feat. Caetano Veloso & Jaques Morelenbaum)
05 – Habarossa
06 – Uomini e polli
07 – Ho perduto il mio pappagallino (feat. Hamilton de Holanda)
08 – Criatura dourada
09 – Michelangelo Antonioni (feat. Caetano Veloso)
10 – Accettare tutto
11 – Ravaskia
12 – Olha a Brita
13 – Il gabbiano ischitano (feat. Jaques Morelenbaum)
14 – Aleijadinho lê o Codex Seraphinianus aquì
15 – Nação (feat. João Bosco)
16 – Que Bom

Produced by Stefano Bollani.
Recorded in December 2017 by Roberto Lioli at Estúdio Visom Digital, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Stefano Bollani – piano
Jorge Helder – double bass
Jurim Moreira – drums
Armando Marçal – percussion
Thiago da Serrinha – percussion