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09/03/11

Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio
Les Nuages en France

Italian acoustic guitarist Marco Cappelli joins sensitive percussive colorist Satoshi Takeishi and bassist Ken Filiano on this collection of riveting originals like “La Femme Policier” and the sparse “La Bien Aimée du Nuage D’à Côté.” Filiano, who possesses one of the most resounding, woodiest upright tones this side of Miroslav Vitous, is also a master with the bow, as he demonstrates on the opener, “Le Commissaire sur les Nuages,” and on the bombastic, freewheeling “Oncle et Neveu.” There’s a touch of Egberto Gismonti in Cappelli’s percussive playing on “Le Second,” and in his flowing improvisations on the grooving “Le Policier Désaremé.” And he tosses in a coy reference to the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” at the end of the frantic closer, “La Morsure D’araignée.”

Originally published in September 2011
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