Antonio Fara˛: What Is This Thing Called Love


What Is This Thing Called Love


Antonio Fara˛ (piano)


Next Stories (Enja 9430 2)

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Antonio Fara˛ (piano),

Ed Howard (bass), Gene Jackson (drums)


Composed by Cole Porter


Recorded: Ludwigsburg, Germany, October 30-31, 2001


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Antonio Fara˛'s dry touch and brisk, authoritative phrasing suggest that he's not really interested in the melody of this standard. His right-hand single-note lines played at medium tempo are impressive, and the rhythm team feeds him dense support. After more than two minutes, the left hand comes adds harmonic relief and the tempo slows down a bit, giving way to some feeling. But the virtuoso mood ľ with two hands this time ľ soon takes over again. One can admire the performance from a technical point of view, but it's a bit frustrating for those who are looking for "... this thing called Love."

Reviewer: Thierry Qu├ęnum

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