ALBCD 020 – Strange Days – Luigi Martinale Trio featuring Reuben Rogers



“Bitter-elegant touch, communicative fluent melodies on perfect harmonization, and a pinch of Soul Music” – An another new masterpiece by Turinese jazz pianist Luigi Martinale, accompanied by international top bassist Reuben Rogers and his old friend Paolo Franciscone on drums.
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Format: CD / ALBCD-020
ARTIST:  Luigi Martinale Trio featuring Reuben Rogers
TITLE:  Strange Days
JAN: 4560312310205


Luigi Martinale (p)
Reuben Rogers (b)
Paolo Franciscone (ds)

Rec data:

Recorded at Play! Studio, Bricherasio (TO) Italy, on July 23-24, 2012
Recording engineer : Alberto Macerata
Mixing & mastering engineer : Luca Bulgarelli
Photo [C] 2012 Patrizia Galliano
[C] & [P] 2013 ALBORE JAZZ


  1. Strange Days (L. Martinale)
  2. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Richard Rodgers)
  3. The Electric Blue Flight Case (L. Martinale)
  4. Christmas Eve (L. Martinale)
  5. Oops, A Pop One (L. Martinale)
  6. Passaggio Ad E.S.T. (L. Martinale)
  7. Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper)
  8. Gentle Touch (L. Martinale)
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter)
  10. The Magic In Looking Back (L. Martinale)
  11. Anyway A Good Day (L. Martinale)

Album previews


dg_logoThis one’s a great one from the trio of pianist Luigi Martinale – an Italian player who’s got a really wonderful sound! Martinale can be lyrical and poetic one minute, yet also hit a groove the next – a very sort of old school approach to the keys that comes across here in a fresh way, thanks to the trio’s rhythms from bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Paolo Franciscone! Both players never get in the way of the piano – and certainly let Luigi take the lead – yet they’re always shaping the tunes in subtle ways, especially with Rogers’ bass – so that there’s a depth of tone and sense of soul that graces even the gentler moments on the record. Titles include “Strange Days”, “Christmas Eve”, “Opus A Pop One”, “The Electric Blue Flight Case”, and “Passagio Ad EST”. ~ Dusty Groove