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Dominique Di Piazza Trio: The Princess Sita

There’s a certain rubberiness to Dominique Di Piazza’s debut as a leader, The Princess Sita, that goes beyond the sound of bass. The bandleader’s electric five-string is front and center, but what’s remarkable about this trio effort is that it’s often difficult to figure out which note belongs to whom. Guitarist Nelson Veras picks acoustic lines that are so edgeless as to be almost indistinguishable from Di Piazza’s note-y, guitar-like runs, which are best heard on the solo opener, “Nuages.” Once the band joins in on the second track, “Nemo,” the only treble you’ll be able to hear is the sound of drummer Manhu Roche’s cymbals and snare.

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