Yin And Yang -- Live at Venica & Venica Winery

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Rita Marcotulli, Israel Varela
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Rita Marcotulli, Israel Varela

In this exquisitely recorded duo performance, pianist Rita Marcotulli... this time in association with percussionist and vocalist Israel Varela. (Brian Morton)

Artists :

Rita Marcotulli ( Piano )
Israel Varela ( Drums, Vocal )
Rita Marcotulli, Israel Varela

Few philosophical ideas are more thoroughly misunderstood than the Chinese concept of yin and yang. This isn’t just a matter of opposites, or male vs female, though that might seem to be the case here, or dark vs light. It’s about mutuality and interdependence, precisely the qualities that define improvised music.  In this exquisitely recorded duo performance, pianist Rita Marcotulli, who once released a record called On the Edge of a Perfect Moment, finds herself on the cusp of another, this time in association with percussionist and vocalist Israel Varela. The music they make together is a seamless blend of jazz, world musics and effortless, unstrained abstraction. It’s music of great clarity and richness, that confidently explores the opposition of light and shade, formal melody and acoustic freedom, and if there is a gender dimension to Yin and Yang, it lies in the ability of both players to combine “masculine” strength and directness with “feminine” delicacy and subtlety.  Ultimately, though, it is music beyond category and so seamless as to defy any such distinctions. Yin and yang, joined together as qi, the material energy that makes the world go round... (Brian Morton)

Recorded Live at Venica & Venica Winery (Dolegna del Collio, Italy) on 6 June 2018
Recording engineer Stefano Amerio

Photos by Elisa Caldana

More Information
Title Yin And Yang -- Live at Venica & Venica Winery
Catalogue Number CAMJ 7946-5
Display Artist Rita Marcotulli, Israel Varela
Label Cam Jazz
Release date May 23, 2019
Year 2019
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:50:00
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album