Very versatile outfit from Naples, Italy. The label (MoonJune Records again), er, labels them as "progressive gypsy electro-ecletic jazz " and that sums it up pretty well. Highly melodic in places, heavily riffing in odd meters in others. And often enough with tounge firmly in cheek :-)
Favorite track: Oblio.
Vyacheslav Potapov (VP)
This is one of those modern bands that I love! I am very pleased that the group began to consistently write albums. Every album I await with great joy! There is no shortage. As always at a high level. The group holds the mark! YAY!!! I would like to wish the boys all the best. And still very much want, that their debut album, also appeared on access for their fans!!!
Slivovitz is a progressive fusion big band that goes all over the place. Expressive modern jazz, off-kilter heavy funk, and mercurial prog riffs are all used to great effect here. I highly recommend this album.
Favorite track: Mani In Faccia.
The undisputed masters of progressive gypsy electro-ecletic jazz from Naples, Italy, return to the table after a four-year studio absence. Their previous effort for MoonJune, the rousing Bani Ahead, saw Slivovitz raise their game to new heights: pushing the envelope of modern jazz in the post-Zappa era, and in joyous, effervescent fashion. Fans of the Italian septet will find their craving for a follow-up richly rewarded, with the band's circumspect, third-person view of American culture (and, perhaps, overindulgence), All-You-Can-Eat.
As its title might indicate, the musicians, both individually, and collectively, push proceedings well into the realm of excess -- cooking up a diverse palette of brilliantly-conceived examples of the finest in Italian sonic cuisine, and performed with a commensurate level of excellence. Hurdling complex arrangements and dramatic compositional shifts and transitions with deft skill and grace, the group displays an unparalleled level of polish, inventiveness and unity throughout this eight-course feast for the ears.
Not unlike their namesake, the Neapolitan fun-loving high octane progressive jazz-rock combo becomes ever silkier and more delectable with age. All-You-Can-Eat is one sizzling, satisfying musical meal you won't stop craving ... one taste and you'll have to have another helping! For those who thought Bani Ahead was Slivovitz's magnum opus, perhaps you left the dining hall too soon: this chef-d'oeuvre is the pièce de résistance, packed with robust flavors and a zestful essence that will keep you coming back for more!
Other releases on MoonJune Records
SLIVOVITZ "Bani Ahead" (2011)
SLIVOVITZ "Hubris" (2009)
released January 31, 2016
PIETRO SANTANGELO tenor & alto sax
MARCELLO GIANNINI electric & acoustic guitars
RICCARDO VILLARI acoustic and electric violin
CIRO RICCARDI trumpet
DEREK DI PERRI harmonica
VINCENZO LAMAGNA bass guitar
SALVATORE RAINONE drums
Produced by SLIVOVITZ and Fabrizio Piccolo
C Slivovitz, 2015 P MoonJune Records, 2015
All tracks arranged by Slivovitz. All rights reserved.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Fabrizio Piccolo
@ Trail Studio, Naples, Italy in May /June 2015.