LABEL: Zennez, Netherlands
Format: CD ／ ZR1702003
ARTIST: Dear Lord (Sandro Fazio)
TITLE: Dear Trane: A Modern Tribute to John Coltrane
Sandro Fazio (electric & MIDI guitar)
Francesco Bearzatti (tenor sax)
Felix Barth (bass, electronics)
Bartho Staalman (drums, electronics)
John Coltrane was one of the greatest jazz innovators in the world. July 17 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of his death. France born, Sicily raised and Amsterdam based guitarist/composer Sandro Fazio now pays a modern tribute to John Coltrane with his brand new group DEAR LORD empowered by Francesco Bearzatti, Felix Barth and Bartho Staalman.
DEAR LORD, inspired by the genius of John Coltrane, born from the attempt to approach the emotional strength of the compositions of the great American saxophonist, making them relive with contemporary sounds, experiences and musical acquisitions.
The songs that the band offers, totally re-arranged by the group leader Sandro Fazio, were “rewritten” by trying to imagine how Coltrane would have adjusted his songs if he would had composed them today. An arduous attempt, considering the magnitude of the composer, but just as pure and true to his intentions. The project idea comes from the certainty that the best way to remain faithful to Coltrane is the search for contemporaneity.