Stride vol. 2

by Claudio Cojaniz

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Recorded by Andrea Tavian at Lorenzo Cerneaz Laboratory, Udine,
on 27th April 2015; edited and mastered by Antonio Morgante,
at Blue Train’s Recording Studio, Mira (Venezia), in January 2016.

Secondo consecutivo album di piano–solo dedicato alla rilettura della tradizione jazzistica (anche quella dimenticata), «Stride vol. 2», rivisitazione originale quanto rispettosa del passato, è stato registrato un anno e mezzo dopo il primo volume – che già aveva destato notevole interesse – ed appare, rispetto a quello, un poco più solare. Il piano Steinway è ancora quello del laboratorio di Lorenzo Cerneaz, sorta di seconda casa per Claudio Cojaniz, e l’apertura viene sorprendentemente riservata a Solace (a Mexican serenade) di Scott Joplin; scelta non meno imprevedibile di quella compiuta in «Stride vol. 1», con In a mist di Bix Beiderbecke. Un’altra grande novità del disco è rappresentata dalla totale assenza di brani dell’amato Monk, cui era stato interamente dedicato nel 1999 «Blue demon», ma la cui presenza nel repertorio si era già progressivamente diradata prima in «Intermission riff» (2007), poi nel già citato primo episodio di
«Stride». Ma, pur mancando in quest’ultimo suo piano–solo composizioni monkiane, lo spirito di Sphere continua a permeare le esecuzioni di Cojaniz, insieme allo stride ed al blues naturalmente.
Dice bene Paolo Odello, recensendo l’album: “… A tu per tu con il suo piano,Cojaniz riporta a galla le radici blues del ragtime di Scott Joplin. Le ritrova e le esalta in Smoke gets in your eyes, Sweet and lovely così come in I surrender dear e nella desmondiana Late lament. Nobody knows when you’re down and out è sonorità attuale di un classico, ma quando si arriva a Georgia on my mind e I love you Porgy la “saldatura” si fa evidente … Il pianista friulano scava a fondo nella tradizione, la fa sua convinto che non si può inventare il futuro senza consapevolezza del passato. A dimostrarlo è Rag per Danilo, l’unico brano a sua firma.”.

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«Stride vol. 2», second consecutive solo piano album dedicated to the rereading of jazz tradition (even the forgotten one), a reinterpretation as original as respectful of the past, has been recorded a year and a half after the first volume – which had already aroused considerable interest – and compared to that sounds slightly sunnier. The Steinway grand piano is still that of Lorenzo Cerneaz’ studio, sort of second home for Claudio Cojaniz, and the overture is surprisingly reserved for Solace (a Mexican serenade) by Scott Joplin; choice as unpredictable as the one made in «Stride vol. 1», with In a mist by Bix Beiderbecke. Another big news of the album is represented by the total absence of any song by the beloved Monk, to whom «Blue demon» was entirely dedicated in 1999, but whose presence in the repertoire had already gradually thinned, starting from «Intermission riff» (2007), up to the already mentioned first episode of «Stride». But, despite the absence of Monk’s compositions in this solo piano, the spirit of Sphere continues to permeate the performances of Cojaniz, along of course with the stride and the blues. Paolo Odello is correct when, reviewing the album, he says: “…Face to face with his piano, Cojaniz brings back the blues roots of Scott Joplin’s ragtime. He finds them and exalts them in Smoke gets in your eyes, Sweet and lovely, as in I surrender dear and in the Desmond’s Late lament. Nobody knows when you’re down and out is the current sonority of a classic, but when it comes to Georgia on my mind and I love you Porgy the “welding” becomes evident… The pianist from Friuli digs deep in tradition and makes it his own, convinced that the future cannot be invented without understanding the past. Rag per Danilo, the only Cojaniz’s tune of the album, is there to prove it…“.

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released October 31, 2018

Claudio Cojaniz (piano).

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