Reissue: I.P. Son Group – I.P. Son Group

 

 

Reissue- I.P..Son Group

 

 

 

 

Appeared in 1975 on the legendary Ultima Spiaggia label during the mature stage of the Italian underground scene, the only album of the Milanese band led by guitarist Marco Rossi looks like an experiment rather atypical of that period.

The typical jazz sound of formations such Perigeo or Napoli Centrale, leave here a considerable field for improvisation on suggestions of extra-European ethnic flavour, enhanced by the masterful rhythmic section (without drums) curated by the African percussionists Nick Eyok and Mohammed El Targhi.

The result was a complex work and full of nuances, in which the spirit of the free-jam is excellent for the synthesis of influences and visions.

Refined guitar riffs reveals strong blues roots that can blend with the elements and moods of the most markedly spiritual and exotic free-jazz (Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane or Shepp), while when the winds are perfumed of the Middle East flow as distant echoes with ideas of tribal rhythmic that seems to draw both from the rhythms of the northern Sahara as from more Afro-beat rituals of Yoruba ancestry.

In the background so persist a poetic of intercultural exchange that approaches the I.P. Son Group to parallels projects such as those made by Aktuala, Arica or John Berberian.

 

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