Fabio Morgera / Need For Peace / Smalls SRCD-0025
1 Si Fa Sera 5:48
Total Time – 76:31
Fabio Morgera: trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, vocals
Krystle Warren: vocals on #3-7
All compositions by Fabio Morgera except
| SI FA SERA
Si fa sera
I first wrote the lyrics of this tune, the Italian words are made up of syllables from the "movable Do solfege," which has, besides the 7 notes Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La and Ti, also the sharps (Di, Ri, Fi, Si, Li) and flats ( Ra, Me, Se, Le, Te). As I proceeded writing it I made sure it had a good melodic sense, then I added the harmony. I like to think that half of this tune's beauty is purely random. I love Antonio's voice, which matches the "smoky" atmosphere perfectly.
This tune represents a temporary escape from this sad world, a serene dimension that rather suits another planet, whose inhabitants have already found the secret of happiness: respect of nature and of mankind.
Rivers flowing towards the sea
Reflections on the flowing of time and life looking at the East River of New York. I thank Krystle Warren and Miles Griffith for the superlative interpretation!
RETRATO IN BRANCO E PRETO
A Jobim classic and homage to my first influences, Chet Baker and Enrico Rava who have performed it masterfully.
THANKS TO ART
One more homage to the style of Art Blakey with a slightly more contemporary sound. Jason Jackson on trombone was necessary for it to succeed! And Joe Ashlar on piano and synth in real time is excellent as always... And then go Bruce!!
This song uses the solfege as explained for Si Fa Sera, same pensive atmosphere... (www.antoniobarbagallo.com , check it out!)
Skylark, have you anything to say to me?
Skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring
In your lonely flight haven’t you heard the
Oh, skylark, I don't know
A Carmichael-Mercer classic re-harmonized and superbly interpreted by Krystle Warren. Nice bowed bass by Joseph.
Dedicated to the desperate situation our planet is facing and to those who are doing something to save it, like Gino Strada's pacifist organization.
NEED FOR PEACE
We need peace among men and in everyone's heart.
An Italian flavored jazz waltz...
LOVE @ FIRST SITE
A smile thinking of the innumerable love stories
born through the Internet!
When I was younger all my dreams
A song about the certainty that the destiny of dreams is to come true, although only through a constant struggle — a certainty that comes with maturity, because when we are young we are still easily discouraged.
Friday The 13 (Don’t Even!) Monk/Griffith
Don¹t even make a mistake,
A peculiar tune by Thelonious Monk with original lyrics by Miles Griffith. We often happened to play it on that date!
Dedicated to my grandmother Antonia Leoni Davini and to her native land.
ACCANTO A TE
No, non fa per me
I'm singing this song of mine, a song about everybody's hope to find the perfect match. Hoping to sound good enough after the professionals...
We close with this tune about perfect (and melancholic) solitude. Thanks for listening, peace!