Arietis Aetas (2012)

ALBCD019Aries, a strong, creative thrust and powerful expression of energy. ARIETIS AETAS is a prosaic narrative of “the life of aries” led by Turinese pianist, Luigi Martinale, one of the exponents of the Italian contemporary pianism, deep-rooted on the European cultivated tradition and jazz improvisation. The piano reins the rising aries, and the music leads us to the sky full of stars…


Solo work from pianist Luigi Martinale – a player we’ve mostly heard in a trio setting, but one who’s equally captivating on his own! In the open space of the set, Martinale’s got lots of opportunity to stretch out and spread his wings – yet while doing so, he still comes across with an inherent sense of swing, too – an undeniable groove that’s a bit like the feeling of Ray Bryant on a solo set like this, although a bit more lyrical overall – with maybe some echoes of Barry Harris too. Tunes are well-chosen, and the originals by Martinale are some of our favorites – and titles include “Arietis Aetas”, “The Absynth”, “UMMG”, “My One & Only Love”, “Por Toda A Minha Vida”, and “Aka Tombo”. © 1996-2012, Dusty Groove, Inc.




JAN: 4560312310199


Luigi Martinale (p)

Rec data:

All music directed and performed by Luigi Martinale
Recorded at Play! Studio, Bricherasio (TO) Italy, on February 20-21, 2012
Recording engineer : Alberto Macerata
Mixing & mastering engineer : Luca Bulgarelli
Cover drawing by Yoko Emanuela
Photo [C] 2012 Patrizia Galliano, Alberto Ferrero
Executive producer : Satoshi Toyoda, albóre jazz
[C] & [P] 2012 albóre jazz


1. Arietis Aetas (Luigi Martinale)
2. The Absynth (Luigi Martinale)
3. My Romance (Richard Rodgers)
4. These Foolish Things (Jack Strachey)
5. Por Toda A Minha Vida (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
6.0 If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger)
7. My One and Only Love (Guy Wood)
8. U.M.M.G. (Billy Strayhorn)
9. Everything Happens To Me (Hoagy Carmichael)
10. Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)
11. Aka Tombo – Bonus Track – (Kosaku Yamada)